Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is all about favorite books read so far this year.
Disclaimer - my reading lists have pretty much flown out the window this year. I have been reading more ad hoc than focused, but still having a fruitful, interesting reading year.
- The Taste of Sorrow, by Jude Morgan - fabulous novel about the Bronte family
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer - extremely sad and incredibly moving story about the impact of 9-11
- The People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks - wonderful historical fiction that spans several centuries and cultures
- Crossing Purgatory, by Gary Schanbacher - pre-Civil War, Colorado-based, powerful story
- The Gondola Maker, by Laura Morelli - Venice in the 16th century, artisans and artists
- One Summer, America 1927, by Bill Bryson - loved it!
- Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman - fascinating story of upper middle class white woman and the price she paid for making bad choices
- A Little History of Literature, by John Sutherland - read it slowly and savored every chapter
Enjoy your summer (or winter if you're down under) and happy reading!