2008 has been a great year for a lot of things, especially reading. What I read this year, plus some casual criticism and links to previous casual criticism, after the jump. Key: ® - Reread Amazon link - General interest recommendation: if you like reading, you’ll like this book. There are other books on this list I liked that didn’t get linked only because I had complicated and uninteresting reasons for enjoying them. * - Didn’t finish My Kind of Place*, Susan Orlean, Man of My Dreams®, Curtis Sittenfeld
Didn’t hold up as well the second time.