Earlier this week Dymocks put out The 2010 Booklovers’ Best Top 101 List. Looking through the list I recognise most of the titles. I love lists! I am a sucker for book lists! It is always fun to read through these lists and see how I compare. I have read 22 of the listed books and have on my shelf to read another 29 of the listed books. Check out the list yourself and see how many you have read, have yet to read or want to purchase.
First up I have to say a book I have been wanting to read for AGES but haven’t even gotten around to purchasing yet (shame, shame!) is Life of Pi. I have heard so many great things about this book and one day I promise I will get to it.
Now, my top 5 of this list would be, in no particular order, My Sister’s Keeper, The Kite Runner, Shantaram, Marley and Me and The Road. Loved all of these books and they will all keep the little spot in my heart they took whilst I was reading them. Other’s that get a mention on my near-to-the-top-5 list would be The Da Vinci Code, Eat Pray Love, Anne of Green Gables and The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.
I am looking forward to reading People of the Book as I read Geraldine Brooks’s Year of Wonders and it is one of my favourites. Also looking forward to reading The Hunger Games, Cross Stitch and The Poisonwood Bible.
Two of the BIG books I will read eventually when time permits are War and Peace and Anna Karenina. These two are on mine, and no doubt lots of other people’s, must read one day list.
Have to say I thought For One More Day by Mitch Albom deserved a mention as I think it has been his best book, although I haven’t read his latest.
One book I didn’t think lived up to my expectations was The Lovely Bones and I think that was because of all the hype that was around when I first read it, which was a few years back now.