Monday, August 18, 2008

Best of the Year So Far

Well here we are eight months into the year and it has been a good one here at Emmet O'Neal! Not only did we win the Alabama Library Association Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in Library Service, but also there have been some fabulous books published this year.

Here are's Best Books of the Year...So Far!


Black Flies by Shannon Burke
So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger
Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen
The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
Duma Key by Stephen King
My Revolutions by Hari Kunzru
Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
Lush Life by Richard Price
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski


The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America by Thurston Clarke
The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century by Steve Coll
The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer by David Goldblatt
The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America by David Hajdu
Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood by Mark Harris
Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America by Rick Perlstein
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
The Monster of Florence: A True Story by Douglas Preston
The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead by David Shields
Sitting Bull by Bill Yenne


100 Days of Monsters by Stefan Bucher
Metro Stop Paris: An Underground History of the City of Light by Gregor Dallas
Pravda by Edward Docx
Kirby: King of Comics by Mark Evanier
The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obssession by Adam Leith Gollner
Rock On by Dan Kennedy
All Known Metal Bands by Dan Nelson
Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser
Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez


The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
A Visitor for Bear by Bonnie Becker and Kady McDonald Denton
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Charley Harper ABC's by Charley Harper
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules by Jeff Kinney
Madapple by Christina Meldrum
Smash! Crash! by Jon Scieszka
The Magician by Michael Scott

Happy Reading!

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