Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Finally...My Favorite Books in 2008

Well, here it is April. Spring is here and flowers are blooming and I am just getting around to presenting my list of favorite reads of 2008. I don’t know why it took me so long but it’s done. My favorite was Song Yet Sung by James McBride. Brilliant writer, beautifully told story of slavery on the Eastern Shore.

Here is the link to my list on Amazon.com:

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Poetic Genesis said...

Hey Dera

I enjoyed:

Orange, Mint, and Honey, The Secret Life of Bees, and Midnight as well in 08. I didn't get to finish 'Them' but I liked what I'd read before I had to return it to the library...lol I have Sweetsmoke too. Guess I need to read that sometime in the near future.

Great list

Dera Williams said...

Thanks Darnetta. I hope you revisit Them and also read Sweetsmoke.

JC Martin said...

I enjoyed a few from your list.

Pearl Cleage
Carleen Brice
Sue Monk Kidd

I did see thwo from your list that I want to read. I one I already have, the other I hope the library gets one day.

Conception (I already have)
Ms. Etta's Fast House

Beverly said...

Hi Dera -

Wonderful list and almost all on the list are favorites of mine also.

Them is still sitting in "one" of my immediate read piles. I had nominated last year for one of my offline reading groups and was suppose to be leading the discussion - and then was out of the country - but the group did enough Them and this is hard group to please.

Phyllis said...

I enjoyed most of your list Dera...there were a few I didn't read. Great list! You really put thought into it!

Angelia... said...

Great list,
I enjoyed eight of those...


Dera Williams said...

Jennifer, please read Conception. I think you will love it.

Them is a good look at gentrification and very relatable.

Phyllis, I might add a couple more since there is room. I might add some of the better romance reads.

Thanks Angelia.