November 9, 2008

Amazon's Top 10 - Because I pretend to care.

I subscribe to Amazon.com emails because I like to believe that I'm a "reader". Sadly though, I am not. At least not anymore; I definitely was in my pre-parenting days. I do have a couple books I've been working on slowly (i.e. a parenting book I started this summer and a book club book from last May... I haven't been to book club since.) In my view, reading is a luxury I simply can't make time for - except for the Twilight series. I somehow managed to make time for that.

At any rate, I thought I'd share this: Amazon.com's top ten books of 2008. Not only haven't I read any of them, but I haven't even HEARD of any of them. I feel so out of touch right now.

Top 100 Editors' Picks Out of the thousands of new releases that came into our cubicles this year, we've chosen our 100 favorites, from an elegant pop-up alphabet and a deliciously dishy guide to fragance to an enthralling biography of an iconic leader and an encyclopedic history of a sport and the world that plays it. Here's our top 10:


The Northern Clemency 1. The Northern Clemency

Hurry Down Sunshine 2. Hurry Down Sunshine

Nixonland 3. Nixonland

The Forever War 4. The Forever War

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle 5. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The Likeness 6. The Likeness

Serena 7. Serena

So Brave, Young, and Handsome 8. So Brave, Young, and Handsome


The Lazarus Project 9. The Lazarus Project

The Ten-Cent Plague 10. The Ten-Cent Plague

6 comments:

buddens said...

I've been working on the same book for ... probably a year? I don't even know. In any case, I'm still on something like page 15. Pathetic. I can't even argue that I don't have time. It's the damn computer and my inability to pull myself away from it.

k said...

If it makes you feel any better, I fancy myself a reader, and don't recognize any of these books either.

fraggLe+monkEy+shysteR said...

i've only heard of the lazarus project- but that's because its a movie. watching the movie takes a lot less time than reading the book...

Marc said...

Don't let her fool you. She still buys a lot of books... which sit gathering dust on our shelves.

annie said...

lately i've started a book, read part way through and then started another one. i guess it's my feeble attempt to read all the books i've bought that are gathering dust.

Natalie C. said...

Book Club- so sad. I tried to trap myself into reading by checking them out from the library, and I had like 4 of them overdue with the maximum fines. Now I'm determined to just go to Book Club without ever reading and pretend I have a hobby. :)