Each year, The New York Times names its 100 Notable Books. Then, they shorten the list and name their top ten.
The Times published 100 Notable Books of 2008 last weekend, and now we have The 10 Best Books of 2008. We’ve listed the books below, along with links to the first chapter of most works. For more insight into what the book review team found special about each book, just click here.
- Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories by Steven Millhauser (Excerpt)
- A Mercy by Toni Morrison (First Chapter)
- Netherland by Joseph O’Neill (First Chapter)
- 2666 by Roberto Bolaño (Excerpt)
- Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (Excerpt)
- The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer
- The Forever War by Dexter Filkins (First Chapter)
- Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes (First Chapter)
- This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust (First Chapter)
- The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul (First Chapter)