In the interest of full disclosure, I've done this as an Amazon wish list because my husband has trouble remembering what books I'd like for the holidays. Not all of these books are from 2008, but they're all books that I'm interested in him buying me. I've also added the current books from clients this year that have been published, as I personally think they're *always* worth owning a copy of.
I figured since I had gone through the trouble of making the list, I might as well throw it up on the blog too, in case anyone was interested. Yes, it is an Amazon wish list widget, which means if you buy a book from it, I earn something like two cents. Feel free to use it just for the list, and purchase any books you choose to buy wherever you can afford them. It's a tough holiday season out there, but books are literally gifts that keep on giving. =) You should also know that some of the books on the list are available in cheaper editions, but I've specifically added them as hardcovers because I want matching sets for my own collection.
(And yes, as you'll see from the list, my taste is quite eclectic.)
If you go to LIT SOUP itself, you'll see that the link to the list is on the sidebar, right below Archives. I'll keep it up through New Year's, and then take it down. It clutters up the website, but I couldn't figure out any other way to get it up on blogger.