Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Top Ten Tuesday is a great meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is Top Ten Books in 2010. The ten books I chose really left an impression on me for various reasons.
My picks are:
1. The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw. Touching story, powerful and amazingly beautiful language.
2. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. This book made me crave cake and muffins all the time.:) But apart from this, it depicts touching stories of every-day people coping with issues that have a pinch of Southern magic in them.
3. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Unique. It's about a boy raised by ghosts in a graveyard and the story is delivered in a great, compelling way.
4. Angelology by Danielle Trussoni. I love angels and this story really made them shine, or rather it made half angels - the Nephilim - shine. Very little romance, just pure angelic adventure and mythology. I love it.
5. The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern. I am a sucker for stories in which the past and the present collide. Ahern tried a new genre and succeeded. Great, suspensul drama.
6. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry. I love the setting of the story - Salem - and the idea that one can see the future by reading lace. Very powerful, a gripping read.
7. The Second Glance by Jodi Picoult. My second Picoult experience and it has turned me into this author's fan. Touching personal stories, a provocative subject that is discussed so well. As some say - unputdownable.
8. Lady of the Butterflies by Fiona Mountain. One of the best works of historical fiction I have read in recent years. I see butterflies quite differently now.
9. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. Wow. This book has been praised to me so much and it met all of my expectations. Taking place in a mental hospital and told from the perspective of a mentally ill man, it definitely provides for a psychological thrill-ride.
10. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. Many people say that it's not Chevalier's best, but to me this book really speaks. Who would have thought that fossils could pull you in so much? In the end, it is a tale about two strong, remarkable females.
Posted by Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read at 12/28/2010