Saturday, January 24, 2009

Our Top Three Books in 2008

#1








Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen

#2








Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin

and a tie between

#3









A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

and

#3








There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell
by Laurie Notaro

3 comments:

Charlotte said...

Every time I open my www.bookins.com account Water for Elephants pops up and so far I've resisted reading it, but I think I will have to after seeing your recommendation added to all the others at Bookins! Sounds like a clear winner!

The Bumbles said...

Funny - I read many of the same books in 2008 as listed on your poll.

I gave 3 stars to Water for Elephants and to 3 Cups of Tea.

Diving Bell got 4 from me, along with:
-Confessions of a Contractor - R. Murphy
-Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival - J. Simpson
-This I Believe - V. Merrick.

My only 5 star was to
-The Assist: Hoops, Hope, and the Game of Their Lives - N. Swidey

I am looking forward to A Thousand Splendid Suns since you are yet another of the many giving high praise.

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Okay, okay, you've convinced me! I'll go dust off my copy of Water for Elephants and give it a read!