anyone of you pondering this one? i got to thinking about it earlier today, but i haven't made my list quite yet. not doing books of the year, though, because i'm not entirely certain that i've read any books that came out this year just yet.
hmmm. i didn't read as many books this year as i would have liked. so some of these may not be "top ten," more like "the only ten." haha. in no particular order:
-by nightfall, michael cunningham -the hunger games trilogy, suzanne collins -the tenth circle, jodi picoult -the swan thieves, elizabeth kostova -the hours, michael cunningham -queen of babble, meg cabot -rescue, anita shreve -lolita, vladimir nabokov (although technically that doesn't count because i'm not QUITE finished with it)
and i want to say i read "the romantics" by galt niederhoffer and "one day" by david nicholls this past year, too. but i think those MAY have been the year before. like fall 2010. not sure.
(haha wow...i can't think of anymore that i read this year...well, fiction anyways...shame on me!)
and i'm currently reading "the marriage plot," by jeffrey eugenides, which i'm already sure will be a favorite.
yeah, that's the nice thing about keeping up with my shelfari page. makes it easy to remember what all i read this year. also, 10 was a pretty arbitrary number. top 5 or top 7 or top 23 are all acceptable as well...
i think i'll probably wait a few weeks to make mine, because i intend to read as much as possible once the semester is over. also, i may do 5 instead of 10. i'm not sure.
Yeah, I'm sure I'll get some reading done during my winter break so I won't make a list yet. Posting books here helps me keep track of what I've read because I forget to write it down in my little book notebook sometimes. Maybe I should try shelfari.
Yeah, usually not much time for reading in grad school with all the reading you have to do...or even in undergrad school sometimes. If I was reading for pleasure then I wouldn't be reading my textbooks. It took me months to get through "Anna Karenina" because I read it during college....that and it was long and sometimes boring.
Been a crazy year not sure I read 10 this year.
Portable Door - Tom Holt In Your Eyes - Tom Holt Earth, Fire, Wind and Custard - Tom Holt You don't have to be evil to work here but it helps - Tom Holt Chosen but Free - Normal Geisler Financial Peace - Dave Ramsey Every Man's Burden - John Miller Damned - Chuck Palanuik Fight Club - Chuck Palanuik Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters - Meg Meeker
I couldn't quite cut it down to 10, but here's the top 14 (in alphabetical order).
About A Mountain by John D'Agata The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb A Dance With Dragons by George RR Martin Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Little, Big by John Crowley The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides Never Let Me Go by Kazuro Ishiguro The Pale King by David Foster Wallace Skippy Dies by Paul Murray Tinkers by Paul Harding Waking the Dead by Scott Spencer Zazen by Vanessa Veselka
Skippyjon Jones Lost in Spice The Birthday Monsters Olivia The Cat In The Hat Christmas Storytime Collection Bedtime Favorites I Can't Wait Until Christmas The Animals Christmas Eve Big Bird's Red Book The Monster At The End Of This Book
Yep. Don't get a lot of time to read for my pleasure........too busy reading to the boy.
I pretty much read young adult books for 2011, so I don't know if anyone cares about my list except maybe AnnA and Steph. I will suggest Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor as a really good crossover, if you want to see how cool YA has gotten in recent years (and you've already read The Hunger Games - it's nothing like that book btw)
oh man, I've never read The Birthday Monsters..or maybe I have? Too many books. I started my top ten book list and didn't finish it. So I guess these are my top 10? In no particular order really. And I probably could have put more young adult books in there as series but decided to go with individual books instead.
One of Our Thursdays is Missing” Jasper Ffordde “Graceling” Kristin Cashore “Fire” Kristin Cashore “Unbroken” Louie Zamperini and Laura Hildebrand “Room” Emma Donoghue “Sold” Patricia McCormick "From Eternity to Here" Frank Viola "Messenger" Lois Lowry “The Price of Stones” Twesigye Jackson Kaguri “Jesus Manifesto” Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola