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2008 Releases: Best in Year

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Post by LCW » Tue December 30th, 2008, 9:48 pm

My favorite 2008 books:

The Devil's Brood by SKP. Loved it! Second only to Here Be Dragons for my favorite Penman.

Serena by Ron Rash. A delightfully horrifying story with a vilianess for the main character. Very highly recommended.

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran. I enjoyed this even better than Nefertititi. Can't wait for the next one!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Maryann Shaffer. Such a wonderful little book! It just makes you happy to read it!

I think that's it for novels actually published in '08. I've read others but these are the outstanding ones.
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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Post by Leo62 » Tue December 30th, 2008, 11:14 pm

Another vote for CJ Sansom's "Revelation".

Enjoyed "World Without End" too though not in Sansom's class and hesitate to mention it as everyone here seems to hate Follett :D

Can't remember what else I've read that's HF, published 2008 and was any good :p

Resolution for 2009: Keep a list. :cool:

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Post by Ash » Wed December 31st, 2008, 12:54 am

Oh, there are plenty of people who love Follett, and thats fine. Just not for me.

Its hard for me to remember whats been published when. For sure Devil's Brood. Also A Voyage Long and Strange


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