1. Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries by Naomi Wolf
My favorite book for 2007 was Naomi Wolf's The End of America, and Wolf tops my list again for 2008 with Give Me Liberty. While The End of America explained how and why we lost our liberties, Give Me Liberty presents us with the tools to reclaim them. Wolf's passionate and clear voice is refreshing amongst the plethora of books denouncing the Bush Administration's crimes. She reminds us that it is not enough to "hope" for change but that it is our duty to be active participants in the work necessary to restore our democracy to what our Founding Fathers intended.
2. The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism by Ron Suskind
3. The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme Novels) by Jeffery Deaver
4. Small Favor: A Novel of the Dresden Files (Dresden Files #10) by Jim Butcher
5. Duma Key by Stephen King
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Lynn Roethler-Green is a serious reader of all things "literary light," having given up most serious reading long ago for the frivolous world of horror, urban fantasy, and mystery. Known as the "book viper" by her peers because she typically reads over 150 books each year (of course, she has no life...), Lynn's goal in 2009 is to read at least one book recommended by the New York Times, just to prove she can.
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