Saturday, December 31, 2011

Book of the Year 2011

I was happy, I had 10 5-star books this year (not in order):
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott
The Circus Fire by Stewart O'Nan
A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
My Own Two Feet: A Memoir by Beverly Cleary
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

But the book of the year for me is...
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

It's a book that really stuck with me, that I still found myself thinking about several weeks later.


Emidy @ Une Parole said...

I loved The Glass Castle. What a good read! And thanks for mentioning We Need to Talk About Kevin - I really want to read that one! Good luck in 2012 :)

Sarah at SmallWorld said...

I like so many of the books on your top 10 list that I'm going to have to add the Hillary Jordan one to my list!