It’s been fun for me to look back over the lists of books I read/blog about each year — I always forget some that were really enjoyable and influential for me. Anyway, here’s a list of the best/most fun/most influential books for me this year. Your mileage may vary. 🙂
Most important books I read (and that I think everyone should read)
The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria, by Fareed Zakaria
The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Future of the Internet (and How to Stop It), by Jonathan Zittrain
The most influential in my own personal thinking
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami
The most fun to read
Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts
The Raw Shark Texts, by Stephen Hall
American Creation, by Joseph Ellis
The best written book
Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy
2 Replies to “My Favorite 8 Books of 2008”
My son wonders why Mo Willems isn’t on this list (we’ve moved on and are no into “There is a Bird on Your Head!” which he can read on his own and cracks him up).
There is a Bird on Your Head is indeed a fine choice. Well picked, MrZ’s son.