Here are some of the good books I read in 2008, but never found the time to review:
Matthew Battles, Library, an Unquiet History.
James Bradley (with Ron Powers), Flags of our Fathers. A very fine book. And if you haven't read Ron Power's Mark Twain, A Life - do. It's magnificent.
David Guterson, Our Lady of the Forest. A good read, though I found it less engrossing than his two earlier books, Snow Falling on Cedars and East of the Mountains.