Bookmarks' Best Books of 2008

Occasionally I will buy Bookmarks' magazine to find my next entertaining read. I like to travel with a book review magazine; it helps when I lack the concentration for a novel. The only gripe I have is there should be more reviews for the science fiction section. For the closing of 2008 Bookmarks has compiled a list of their staff's favorites, which were reviewed earlier in the year. 
The List:
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Netherland by Joseph O'Neil
Lush Life by Richard Price
Dear American Airline by Jonathan Miles
Last Night at the Lobster by Steward O'Nan
Now You See Him by Eli Gottlieb
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
The House on Fortune Street by Margot Livesey
Zeroville by Steven Erickson
Sway by Zachary Lazar
The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss
So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
The Theory of Clouds by Stéphane Audeguy 
Trespass by Valerie Martin
The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa 
The Gathering by Anne Enright
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner 
Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski
Signed, Mata Hari by Yannick Murphy
The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
Say You're One of Them by Uwen Akpan
The Boat by Nam Le
The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber 
Slip of the Knife by Denise Mina
Winter Study by Nevada Barr
The Legal Limit by Martin Clark
One for Sorrow by Christopher Barzak (planning to read soon)
An Autumn War by Daniel Abraham
Soldier's Heart by Elizabeth D. Samet
The Good Rat by Jimmy Breslin
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8. Lee
Apples & Oranges by Marie Brenner
The Eaves of Heaven by Andrew X. Pham
Counselor by Ted Sorensen
Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
Journals by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
The Forger's Spell by Edward Dolnick
Retribution by Max Hastings
This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust
The Slave Ship by Marcus Rediker
The Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson
A Land So Strange by Andrés Reséndez
Your Inner Fish by Beil Shubin
Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku

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