It’s a week or two later than you’d expect, and it may be almost a trite question, but … what were your favorite books from 2008?
I had to go search for my reading list as the only books coming to mind are somewhat embarrassing. I'll keep it short and sweet as I'm not too fond of broad questions.
Atonement by Ewan Macgregor:
I like to read books before seeing the movie. I really enjoyed the story, the characters, and the empathy I felt from reading this book. It is FAR BETTER than the movie.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy:
This was a book I "accidentally forgot" to return to a high school English class. I loved the cover and kept telling myself I should read this. So I finally did and found the story hauntingly beautiful.
The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo:
This children's book is a perfect bedtime story full of courage, love and overcoming challenges. It was an enjoyable read while waiting for J to finish a lecture. I haven't seen the movie but I've heard it's also good.
Merle's Door:
If you liked Marley and Me then you'll most likely enjoy this book as well. It's about a man in Wyoming who finds a dog while hiking and the life the two come to share. I'm a big sucker for dog books.
The Brethren by Bob Woodward:
In terms of law I found this book enjoyable and very informational. When I came across a case during the Burger era I found that I could understand the Judges opinions better because I was familiar with their political stances. I would recommend this to any law student or anyone interested in Supreme Court history.

6 Comments:

  1. Amanda said...
    Most of the books I read in the first half of the year were in French, but they were good :) I read "Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands" by Christina Lamb and really enjoyed that. Over the summer I read all my books from high school that had stayed home and there was nothing remotely impressive about any of them!

    I only read ONE real book this fall...so sad. I read The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin and it was really good. I found it had the same effect for reading more recent SCOTUS cases that you said The Brethren had for you. I'm adding The Brethren to my list! (which sadly just keeps growing longer!)
    Nise' said...
    I have a couple of books I accidentally forgot to return in HS too!
    Litigious Mind said...
    I ain't gonna lie, man. Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

    Less embarrassing was Privilege and Scandal by Jane Gleeson. I can't think of anything else (that isn't a romance novel) I read at the moment! Oh! I finally read the Harry Potter series!
    Litigious Mind said...
    P.S., Ewan Magregor was a kick-ass Obi Wan, but he didn't write Atonement.
    G Love said...
    Ian McEwan. Close!

    I also love Atonement the book and LOATHE Atonement the movie.

    Having Faith was my fave book of the year. Nonfiction, an ecologist's take on her own pregnancy. Since I had a baby this year, totally MY thing dahling.

    (Recent lurker, trying to decide whether or not to go to law school, reading lots of law blogs lately!)

    Gillian
    Kel said...
    G Love,

    Lurk away! Let me know if you have any questions.

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