Thursday, January 8, 2009
Booking Through Thursday - 1/8/2009
I decided this year I would participate in some weekly topics. Booking Through Thursday asks a weekly question about books and reading. This week's question:
"It’s a week or two later than you’d expect, and it may be almost a trite question, but … what were your favorite books from 2008?"
Here's my answer:
A. A. Attansio. Wyvern.
This was a beautifully written epic story about life, death, love and self-discovery as Jaki Gefjon struggles to unite the teachings of both the jungle and the sea.
Harlan Ellison. Paingod and Other Delusions.
Ellison is one of my favorite authors. I picked up some new favorite short stories in this collection including "The Discarded," "Bright Eyes" and "Wanted in Surgery."
Jonathan Safran Foer. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
This was a very moving and complicated book about a boy trying to make sense of the world in his own unique way. I especially liked the alternating storylines between Oskar's search for the lock and his grandparent's experiences in World War II and afterwards.