Best Books of 2008

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s Top 10 books of 2008:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen StoriesSteven Millhauser
A MercyToni Morrison
NetherlandJoseph O’Neill
2666Roberto Bolaño
Unaccustomed EarthJhumpa Lahiri

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American IdealsJane Mayer
The Forever WarDexter Filkins
Nothing to Be Frightened OfJulian Barnes
This Republic of Suffering: Death and American Civil WarDrew Gilpin Faust
The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. NaipaulAlfred A. Knopf

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 2008

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2008:

TitleAuthor
Winner: The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar WaoJunot Diaz
Finalist: Shakespeare’s KitchenLore Segal
Finalist: Tree of SmokeDenis Johnson

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2008:

TitleAuthor
Winner: The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945Saul Friedländer
Finalist: The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined AmericaAllan Brandt
Finalist: The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth CenturyAlex Ross

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.