Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Best and Worst Reads of 2008

2008 was not a great reading year for me. My busy teaching schedule and penchant for wasting time on Facebook and Wikipedia did not leave much time for leisure reading. Still, I read enough to compile the following lists. Enjoy.

The Five Best Books I Read in 2008
1. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
2. Redemption Falls by Joseph O'Connor
3. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
4. The Prestige by Christopher Priest
5. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Five Worst Books I Read in 2008
1. The Shining by Stephen King
2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
3. Sons and Other Flammable Objects by Porochista Khakpour
4. Ballistics by Billy Collins
5. Red Water by Judith Freeman


  1. I'm guessing you like Cornmac McCarthy's books, since three of them made it onto your list. I've never even heard of him or them, but maybe I'll add one or two to my LONG "to-read" list. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Is The Prestige the book that the movie was based on or something else?