New York Times 2008 Notables

I found a really neat post about a New York Times book list over at The Book Lady's Blog and thought I would take a look and see what I had read or plan to read from the list.

Here is the basic info: The New York Times has published an article on the top 100 Notable Books from 2008. The Book Review has selected this list from books reviewed since Dec. 2, 2007, when they published their previous Notables list. To view the entire 2008 list click here.

From the list of 100 I have the following 6 books on my TBR pile:

Atmospheric Disturbances
Rivka Galchen

Dear American Airlines
Jonathan Miles

Phillip Roth

Sacred Book Of The Werewolf
Victor Pelevin

Shakespeare’s Wife
Germaine Greer

Widows Of Eastwick
John Updike

 And I’ve read these 2:

Beautiful Children
Charles Bock

The Night Of The Gun
David Carr


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Anonymous said...

I've read 2 of the books and have 2 more in my TBR pile. Some of the others looks good, too.

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

I've got the Widows of Eastwick sitting here, but I never read the Witches of Eastwick, so not sure if that matters or not.

Did you read the first one? If so, what did you think? I've tried to read Updike, really I have (Rabbit series), but so far he just hasn't done much for me.

naida said...

Those sound like interesting books.
I havent read any listed here, but i'll have to check out that NY Times list.

Wendy said...

I like reading from this list as well :) If you want to join a challenge with these books, the Notable Books Challenge is a perpetual challenge to read from Notable Book lists (you choose what and how many you want to read, there is no time limit!). Here's the link for 2009 if you're interested!

Anonymous said...

Yep I saw this :)
And I have always believed all these lists are made to make me feel so bad about NOT reading all the good books out there!

Tracy(bookroomreviews) said...

I love the end of the year book lists. Thanks for sharing:)

Mo said...

Did you like Beautiful Children? I hated it. I read it back in May and was left so annoyed and dissatisfied. I'm not usually so negative about a book, as they usually have at least some redeeming qualities, but that one didn't for me.

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