Thursday, January 8, 2009

Booking Through Thurday: The Best

"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 didn't read many books published in 2008, but the few that I did made an impression on me. These three books are the best of 08 and are on the top of my entire reading for the year!

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini:

I didn't think this was published in 2008, but Barnes and Noble says it was. I loved both the Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I read both without putting them down, quite literally. I read during classes and when I didn't have to sleep or eat. Hosseini's books taught me to read something new and interesting. I probably wouldn't have liked A Thousand Splendid Suns if I had read it earlier, but these books have changed how I pick out books.

The Kite Runner was difficult to read because of some content matter, A Thousand Splendid Suns even more so. I still found it to be a great book despite some scenes that were a little too graphic.

Scheisshaus Luck by Pierre Berg:

I'd just be repeating myself over again if I talked about it now. The review I posted is short and sweet. Find it here:

It's better than Night, The Diary of Anne Frank, and all of the other Holocaust literature I have read! I love the cool angle on the story. This memoir definitely earned its spot on my list!

In the Land of Invisible Women by Qanta Ahmed:

I talked about this book so much that my mom went and bought it and read it. She didn't like it as much as I did, but this menoir offered a glimpse into a society I have not read much about. It's not something you can just read. ou have to digest it. There is so much to learn about in this book it's almost insane!


bethany (dreadlock girl) said...

glad you liked In the Land of Invisible Women. I have that on my shelf!! :) Happy reading!

Sandra said...

I agree witth you about Splendid Suns, I thought it was quite as powerful a story as The Kite Runner. I have a copy of Scheisshaus Luck to look forward to, and I really love books written by doctors, especially women doctors. So I will read that one to when I get one. Great choices. This was a fun meme to do. Mine is posted.