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PW Best Of List

Publishers Weekly has published its Best Of 2008 list and the mass market list included Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas.   Her’s was the only one on the list that I read.   Congrats everyone.   

No One Heard Her Scream by Jordan Dane (Avon)
The Face by Angela Hunt (Mira)
Deadly Deceptions by Linda Lael Miller (HQN)
Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spear (Sourcebooks/Casablanca)
Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas (Bantam)

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. katiebabs
    Nov 05, 2008 @ 20:37:25

    What are the PW’s requirements in deciding what books are the best of the year?

  2. Jane
    Nov 05, 2008 @ 20:44:26

    I think it’s an editorial decision.

  3. Carrie Lofty
    Nov 05, 2008 @ 21:13:11

    Does it matter to them that some books have yet to come out? *sobs for Dec release*

  4. Jane
    Nov 05, 2008 @ 21:14:44

    My guess is that they’ve read their December ARCs. Poor Carrie.

  5. Carrie Lofty
    Nov 05, 2008 @ 21:21:59

    NO arcs for ZebDu releases. *more sobbing*

    S’ok. I’ll live. Not much can make me unhappy after last night.

  6. Jane
    Nov 05, 2008 @ 21:26:18

    @Carrie Lofty – oh noes! That does suck. Maybe once all these reviewers get e-readers you can submit a book via email. It seems that all the publisher houses gave their staff ereaders in the last year.

  7. Nicole
    Nov 05, 2008 @ 22:10:31

    I read Deadly Deceptions and liked it, but it was by no means one of the best books this year.

  8. Ann Bruce
    Nov 05, 2008 @ 22:17:55

    Nicole – Like the Oscars and the Ritas, this list is subjective.

    ETA: If I was making up the list, I’d add in SEP and Tami Hoag and a whole whack of people would figuratively look at me askance.

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