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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?

(It’s an oldie but a goodie question for a reason, after allย … because, who can’t use good book suggestions from time to time?)

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the commentsโ€”or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


158 responses

  1. YAY!! I loved some books last year, here is the list:
    I also have a list of all the books I read there with links to my reviews….ahh…it was a great year!

  2. As it was already done, hence easy to link it here:

    2008 Top reads

    And now the link for all the books I reviewed:

    2008 review post

  3. Happy New Year! I didn’t do last week’s question, but here is mine for today. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. If people leave me a comment with their faves, I’ll collect all the responses and post a comprehensive list.

  5. Ack, sorry. Wrong URL. Here is my answer for this week, with the right link. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Great question, I hadn’t done a specific post on that so now I had to. Here’s mine:

  7. I did a post on this last week, so here’s the link to that post.

  8. Happy Thursday Everyone (Deb) ! I hope you have a good day!

    Here Mine!

  9. Happy Thursday! We are almost to the weekend…Hooray!
    Mine is up….

  10. […] this week’s Booking Through Thursday meme Deb asks what were your favourite books from 2008? Well I’m going to turn the question […]

  11. 2008 was a year of two halves for me. During the first half my reading was entirely focused on completing my degree, but during the 2nd half the onus was very much on novels and fiction. I’ve got to admit to not reading that many books published during 2008, preferring to concentrate on ‘timeless classics’ and ‘best reads’ so I’ve adapted the question slightly to answer it as “the best books I read during 2008”. I hope that’s OK:

  12. Here’s mine- I couldn’t decide on just one I’m afraid!!

    Happy New Year everyone!

  13. I read some great books last year so here is my top twelve!

  14. My top-7 list is here:

    Thanks for asking.

  15. I reaaally enjoyed answering this week’s prompt:

    The Good, the Mediocre, the Cherry on Top

  16. Wow, so many good choices! My to be read pile has just gotten much longer! Here’s my list:

  17. Here’s my list! I’m glad this was the question for the week so I had to get my list completed and posted.

  18. I had to modify my answer a bit this week, ’cause I just posted my favorites from 08 YESTERDAY….but, I played, and my answers are here

    Happy Reading to you all!!

  19. To all, happy BTT!
    Feel free to visit mine at

  20. I’ve been meaning to do a post about this. Thanks for the nudge! Here’s my list:

  21. I wasn’t sure if you meant books that were released in 2008 or just read in 2008. I answered it both ways.

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  23. I’d been meaning to write a post like this. My list is up here.

  24. This is fun. I’m interested to see what other people’s favorites are. Here are mine:

  25. I concocted all of my favorite reads into my “reading honors,” so I’ll link that here! I think I came up with a reasonably diverse set of books . . .

  26. I picked one for fiction and one for non-fiction

  27. My post is here

    (Books read, not published, in ’08)

  28. I’m glad this was the topic, I’ve been needing to do a year-end post and hadn’t yet.
    Here’s mine!

  29. I listed my Top 10s of 2008, with a brief blurb about each!


  30. Happy New Year, everyone! Here are my best books from last year:

  31. trishtheconqueror

    This is my first BTT post. My favorites are posted:

  32. Great question I have been meaning to address. My BTT

  33. Hi!
    My list of my best books for 2008 is posted. If you want to take a look, just pop on over any time. Have a great week!!


  34. Happy BTT! And here’s mine (I almost forgot to post this although it’s up at my blog):

  35. You can see my favorites here .

  36. Can’t wait to see what everyone else loved!

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  38. Oh Good! I already made my post for today *first* thing this morning, before the question came out! Luckily, it does answer today’s question.

    Here are my favorite reads from 2008:

    Happy Thursday Everyone!

  39. I hope to find some good book suggestions here today! Here are mine!

  40. My post is up. Happy BTT

  41. I posted my Year in Review post on New year’s Eve. I pick the Best Fiction of 2008, Best Backlist Fiction, and more.

    Happy BTT everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. On New Year’s Eve, I did a post that fits this. Here’s the link:

    Happy reading!

  43. Here’s my list which I did a bit earlier:

  44. I didn’t know whether it was books that you read in 2008 or were published in 2008, so I did books published in 2008 because the other one would have been too hard to answer!

  45. Finally got my post finished. You can find it here at Reading and Ruminations.

  46. Here’s my list. I’m afraid it’s a repost, but I don’t have time to think of something more creative right now!

  47. Okay wait the URL might not have been propagated yet so you can check out my answer here:

  48. Here’s my 2008 fav. Yes, there was only one stand-out. More would’ve involved digging thru my brain – when did I read that one? Or that? Or that? You see the dilemma… =P Anyway, my BTT post is here.

  49. I went through my list of all the books I read and came up with my top 11. You can read them in the link below. Thanks!

  50. I must be psychic. I posted my favorite books from 08 yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Finally got my BTT up! I wrote up two lists: one for my favorite fiction and another for my favorite non-fiction.

    Blog entry here:

  52. I really should have posted mine earlier! It’s not like I didn’t have this handy post already written…

  53. Mine’s up…a little late today.

    Looking forward to finding many good recommendations this week from all of you!

  54. […] 9, 2009 This week’s Booking Through Thursday question lets me partake in one of my favorite things… making a list. Here’s the […]


    “Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown
    “Rules of Prey” by John Sandford
    “The Good Guy” by Dean Koontz

  56. Thank you for the question. After posting my answer, I can now go see what everyone else said!

  57. […] week, Booking Through Thursday asks a book related question. This week, the question […]

  58. Late, but with no less appreciation for this meme:

    My list is here.

  59. Ah, my top five are posted here (quick #1: Brief, Wondrous…)

  60. I’ve already done a best-of post, but I decided to elaborate a little about my love for some of the books on my list at

  61. Just got home from work so I’m very late!

  62. Better late than never. I am really looking forward to seeing the other best of lists.

  63. Eeep, rather late! Here is the roundup for 2008!

  64. Booking Through Thursday on Friday. I’d already done a post on this, but I added a few things for BTT :-).

  65. A wee bit late but here’s my response! ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. I posted The Best Books of 2008, including not only the best books I read but also those books that I particularly enjoyed that don’t qualify as “bests”

    To see what was in the running, check out all the books I read in 2008.

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