Yay, more Best Reads 2008 from my colleagues!
It’s the penultimate list, so have a good look at what Steven (Special Order Department Whipcracker), Tiemen (Jack of All Trades and all round Nice Guy ™, Amsterdam), Tjeerd (Lady of the House, Special Order Department, Amsterdam) and Eefje (New Age/Consciousness buyer, Customer Service Idol, Den Haag) have to offer… Find out who digs potato peels, who likes drag queens, who enjoys sci-fi, and who has been reading forgotten classics.
Edit: One other Top 5 came in under the radar, which I’m including here! Thank you Ester (Movie Checker, Manga, Art, Horror, Classics Buyer, Den Haag) for finding some time in your hectic month to mail them through…
Thanks to all those colleagues who sent something in – I love to read about what everyone else is reading! Although this year there’s not one clear favorite, methinks.
After the jump!
1. The Definitive Book of Body Language, Allan & Barbara Pease
So interesting that I am reading it a second time.
3. Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East, Brian Whitaker
Fascinating and topical topic. (Steven, a star staff reviewer as you can see, also wrote a review about Gay Travels in the Muslim World, a book with a similar topic.)
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home, Joss Whedon
The ‘Official’ Graphic Novel Sequel to the Cult Favorite Series.
SFX – Geeky news about fantasy and SciFi.
1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Schaffer
2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
3. The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris (also known as The Girl With No Shadow)(the book, not Harris)
4. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
5. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
1. Water sign – Kieron Connolly (not well-known Irish writer – should get credit!)
2. The Complete Maus – Art Spiegelman (very impressive graphic novel)
3. Train_man 1 t/m 3 – Hara (manga series of 3 volumes: happened for real and very humoristically told and drawn)
4. Elements of style – Wendy Wasserstein (not many books leave me in tears)
5. Urasawa’s Monster 1 t/m 4 – Urasawa (manga series of 18 volumes: totally want to read them all)