Blog Slacker

I confess: I am officially a blog slacker. I have no excuses… but maybe a few explanations: e.g. reading Twilight to see what all the hype was about and then getting sucked into the entire series; discovering cross country skiing trails in my neighborhood; spending time with the perfect pair: a good book with a freshly brewed cup of green tea.

So, just in time to sneak in a “Best of” list before 2008 ticks away, I offer my favorite books, in no particular order, of the year:

Nonfiction

1. When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa (Peter Godwin)

2. The World Is What It Is: the Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipual (Patrick French)

3. Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present (Peter Hessler)

4. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million (Daniel Mendelsohn)

5. The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life. His Own. (David Carr)

Fiction

1. The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery)

2. Serena (Ron Rash)

3. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (Murakami Haruki)

4. Out Stealing Horses (Per Petterson)

5. Loving Frank (Nancy Horan)

Always a good book on hand

Always a good book on hand

 

Peace, good health and quality books to all in 2009!

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Filed under Book Recommendations, Book Review

4 responses to “Blog Slacker

  1. ‘Night of the Gun’ is officially on my night stand now.

  2. tarakusumoto

    Excellent! I hope I haven’t over-hyped it. Try to go into it with a blank slate – and do let me know if you enjoy it. Happy New Year to you…

  3. dickkusumoto

    After reading the Wind-up Bird Chronicles I read Kafka on the Shore. A week of good reading and not much work done.

  4. Pingback: My 2009 Top 10 Book List « Mingling with Words

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