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Subject: 2009 book of the year/month
Date Posted: 12/4/2008 12:17 AM ET
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Just starting a slot for 2009s best books of the year/month.....

what's the best you've read?

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 12:18 AM ET
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better organization this year:

member name's list is on page #

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 12:03 PM ET
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Lamb, Christopher Moore

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

Persepolis 2, Marjane Satrapi

Grayson, Lynne Cox

The Ethics of What We Eat, Peter Singer and Jim Mason

Infidel, Aayan Hirsi Ali

The Middle of Everywhere, Mary Pipher

Eat, Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

The Looming Tower:  Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, Lawrence Wright

Annie Dunne, Sebastian Barry

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 12:45 PM ET
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I have several:

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Twilight  - Book 1 and Book 4

The Looking Glass Wars - Book 1

Date Posted: 12/4/2008 3:23 PM ET
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My favorit book was The Art of Racing in the Rain



Date Posted: 12/4/2008 6:23 PM ET
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Am I misunderstanding? How can we list our 2009 books of the year when the new year is still several weeks away? LOL


Date Posted: 12/5/2008 4:09 PM ET
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Sorry for the confusion here.....please list your 2008 books in the best book of the month/year thread. 

This thread was started in order to continue what we started in 2008 with a NEW thread for next year (2009).  I just wanted to get ahead of the game by starting one so I could come back and start updating it once 2009 actuall started.


(and thanks Cheryl for pointing it out...I haven't paid attention here since I thought I didn't need to until next year!)

Date Posted: 12/5/2008 9:13 PM ET
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It's difficult to pick just one.  So here are a couple:

Non fiction:

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Plan B by Anne Lamott

An Open Heart by the Dalai Lama

My Forbidden Face by Latifah


The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther

The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland

Blessings by Anna Quindlen

Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer and Barrows

Long Fatal Love Crash by Louisa May Alcott


The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo


Date Posted: 12/6/2008 11:24 AM ET
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Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat by Vicky Myron

Date Posted: 12/22/2008 11:22 AM ET
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my all time favorite book would have to be brisigar