I've finished Wendy’s 2008 Notable Books Challenge! I read 7 books for this challenge, most of them from the 2007 NYT Notable Books list but I also tapped into the ALA Notable Books and the Kiriyama Prize:
- The Secret River, by Kate Grenville (completed 2/3/2008 - review)
- The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar (completed 2/28/2008 - review)
- What is the What, the Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng, by Dave Eggers (completed 3/20/2008 - review)
- The Gathering, by Anne Enright (completed 4/2/2008 - review)
- Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson (completed 7/13/2008 - review)
- The Septembers of Shiraz, by Dalia Sofer (completed 7/20/2008 - review)
- Brother, I’m Dying, by Edwidge Danticat (completed 7/23/2008 - review)
Favorite Book of the Challenge: This was a great set of books. I rated all but one 4 stars or better. But if I had to pick a favorite, I'd go with Out Stealing Horses.
Least Favorite Book: Again, it's a tough call ... but if pressed I'd say The Space Between Us.
Thanks sooo much to Wendy for hosting such a great challenge!