1. The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
I'm not much of a Rushdie fan: I've always found him to be far too long-winded for my taste. So it was quite a pleasant surprise for me to find myself enjoying his latest novel so very much. Enchanting, beguiling, and written with exquisite prose, this was definitely the best book I read in 2008. A very seductive read.
2. The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet by Colleen McCullough
3. Still Waters by Nigel McCrery
4. The Scandal of the Season by Sophie Gee
5. Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis
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Sheila N. works at the Academic and Corporate Accounts Services at Powell's City of Books. A glad Singaporean, Sheila enjoys gardening, playing with her cat, and rearranging her book collection every few weeks.
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