22 December 2008

Favorite Books of 2008

Since several of the other book blogs have done a list like this, I thought I'd take a look back at my favorites as well. Out of all of them, only three fiction entries. Heh. (Okay, I have to 'fess...I did enjoy the hell out of the four "Pink Carnation" books by Lauren Willig.)

• Inside the Victorian Home, Judith Flander (nonfiction, history)
• An Incomplete Revenge, Jacqueline Winspear (mystery)
• The Time Travelers and The Time Thief, Linda Buckley-Archer (young adult; arrgh! the third book isn't out until June!!!)
• A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson (nonfiction)
• Wait Till Next Year, Doris Kearns Goodwin (memoir; I hate baseball, but I loved this book)
• America 1908, Jim Rasenberger (nonfiction, history)
• In the Shadow of the Moon, Francis French and Colin Burgess (nonfiction, space program)
• Color, Victoria Finlay (nonfiction)
• Only Yesterday, Frederick Lewis Allen (nonfiction, history ["Roaring" 20s])
• The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan (nonfiction, history [Dust Bowl])
• Crusader Nation, David Trexel (nonfiction, history [1898-1920 US])