Best Books of 2008

Dangerous Laughter book coverIt’s the time of year when lists of the year’s best begin appearing, and we debate whether the right ones made the cut.  According to the editors of the New York Times Book Review, the “10 Best Books of 2008” are

Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser
A Mercy by Toni Morrison
Netherland by Joseph O’Neill
2666 by Roberto Bolano
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Dark Side by Jane Mayer
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
Nothing to Be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes
This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust
The World Is What It Is by Patrick French

What do you think?  Any titles you would suggest?  Add a comment and tell us!