Thursday, May 7, 2009

Favorite Reads of 2008 (Reading Group Guides)

1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Algonquin)

2. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (Ballantine Books)

3. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Penguin Books)

4. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (Scribner)

5. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead Trade)

6. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

7. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin Books)

8. The Shack by William P. Young (Windblown Media)

9. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (Random House Trade)

10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (The Dial Press)

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