Thursday, January 6, 2011

Top 12 Books of the Year

Two posts in two days! Pick yourself up off the floor and read on for my list of favorite reads of the year. These are the books that I consider the higlights of my reading year, but they are not in any sort of order according to merit. Books I reviewed have links.

1. The Uncommon Reader
2. A Homemade Life
3. The Girl with the Glass Feet
4. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott: a really beautiful book about a
much beloved author
5. Romancing Miss Bronte: I loved this book; it made me want to live in
Jane Eyre and Northern England
6. Shiver
7. Linger
8. The Cookbook Collector: again, another exquistely beautiful book with
poignant lessons to be learned by some very real people
9. The Hunger Games Trilogy: I will be posting on these after I reread
them, but they are wonderful. In fact, this is the first book/series that I have
ever started reading again immediately upon finishing the first time.
10. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
11. Lady Julia Grey Novels: these novels helped me discover that maybe I DO like mysteries (or at least Victorian mysteries with female detectives)
12. how i live now: I will be posting about this in the near future as
well; how i live now was my last novel of the year and proved to be
very good company during the blizzards.

Yes, I cheated. But I don't care!

Here are my list of best re-reads this year (these are in order of merit):
1. Harry Potter Series: I plan to post about Harry soon
1. To Kill a Mockingbird: I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!
1. The Hunger Games Trilogy
2. The Outlander Series
3. The Maltese Falcon
4. A Midsummer Night's Dream

Do you like how I was sneaky and put in a three-way tie?!


JoAnn said...

I've only read the first two on your list, but The Uncommon Reader was one of my favorites of 2009. My book club read A Homemade Life for our summer pot luck dinner meeting, and we each brought one of the recipes to share. It was a fun discussion and a delicious dinner!

Read the Book said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed these books, JoAnn! Did you review either of them? I would like to read your thoughts if you did.

JoAnn said...

Yes, I did post about them.

Here is a link to The Uncommon Reader:

and one for A Homemade Life:

Eva said...

I've read Uncommon Reader & the Frederick Douglass and loved them both! :)

Read the Book said...

Thanks for stopping by, Eva! I was always vaguely aware of Douglass' autobiography, but I am so glad I finally got to read it.