Laura (laura0218) wrote,
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Notable Books Challenge Wrap-up

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!

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