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Katie983
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Re: Let's see your personal Best of 2008!

Hey!

 

Welcome to the B&N community! Hope you enjoy it here!

 

I looked at your essential list and LOVED what I saw. Memoirs of a Geisha is my absolute favorite book and I would agree; it is a rather engaging story! Another one I really enjoed was Sue Monk Kidd's Secret Life of Bees. It is an amazing book and a quick read as well. I highly recommend it to anybody who loves heart-felt novels such as yourself.

 

Enjoy the rest of your time in the B&N bookclub community. Hope you enjoy it! :smileyhappy:

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BooksRPam
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Re: Let's see your personal Best of 2008!

The two that knocked my socks off:

Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen

Atonement- Ian McEwan

 

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Appleseed
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Re: Let's see your personal Best of 2008!

Water for Elephants would be on my list too!  It was one of the few books in which the ending completely satisfied:smileywink:  
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kittykat59
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One of my favorites was A Thousand Splendid Suns, It was amazing. I gained so much knowledge reading this book. It was a wonderful story.
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Katie983
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If you liked that book, you should read the one he wrote before that called Kite Runner. Amazing, amazing story with very dynamic characters.
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karinlib
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Re: Let's see your personal Best of 2008!

War and Peace by Tolstoy

After the file by Robin Gaby Fisher

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Wild Swans by Jung Chang

Night Train to Lisbon By Pascal Mercier

My stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor

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Kevin
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Re: Let's see your personal Best of 2008!

Hi, all ...

 

Here's a sneak peek at the B&N Best of 2008 page, which is live now but not yet in heavy promotion on the site.

 

Congrats to lilacbouquet, pedsphelb, Melanie_Murray, blackjack4742, bookloverKG and blkeyesuzi for having the first My B&N lists featured on this page.

 

If you haven't posted your Best Of 2008 list, be sure to do so by creating an EssentiaList at My B&N, and then telling us about it here. We'll be adding more My B&N lists to the feature in the days ahead, so there's still time to see your name in lights!

 

 

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kittykat59
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Re: Let's see your personal Best of 2008!

i did read kite runner and I agree it was a Wonderful read. I've been reading the Sookie Stackhouse series by charlaine harris pretty good if you are into vampires.
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Re: Let's see your personal Best of 2008!

In case anybody cares to compare with their own list, here is the New York Times's list of the ten best books of 2008

 

I can't compare it with my own list, because I haven't read a single one of the books on their list.

 

 

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