Top Ten 2011

With best wishes for a Happy Holiday season, I thought it might be helpful to provide a Top Ten list to those of you who are looking for ideas for holiday presents this year.

The following books were my favorites in 2011:

  1.  A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  2. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  3. Mulberry Child by Jian Ping
  4. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  5. Room for One More by Anna Perrott Rose
  6. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch
  7. Small Island by Andrea Levy
  8. Nancy Wake: A Biography of Our Greatest War Heroine by Peter Fitzsimons
  9. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  10. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

Please note the books are listed in the order in which they were read.  

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About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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2 Responses to Top Ten 2011

  1. Tracey says:

    Diane – wasn’t Nancy Wake’s story just incredible?! I found a copy of this in my local second hand book shop and while I wasn’t too keen on the biographers style, I was blown away by her bravery and approach to life. So pleased to see you have read it and loved it too.

    And The Paris Wife would definitely feature in my favourite book list for last year if I had got round to writing one – I must get to read something by Hemingway this year.

    Happy New Year to you – here’s to a wonderful year of reading!

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