book love


original photo by Tinker*Tailer

I just spent an hour at the etsy forums, getting some book recommendations from other shopkeepers. since I'll have a full 8 hours crossing the Atlantic from here to Paris next week, I'll be needing something good to read to keep me occupied.
This got me thinking about books i love, and inspired me to write up a top 10 list here. It would be too hard to do a list of my top 10 books of all time, so I'm just going to do the 10 best books I've read within the past year.
So here goes:

10. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
9. Brandenburg Gate by Henry Porter
8. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
because I have a weakness for Brit(ish) Chick Lit
7. The Hills of Tuscany by Ferenc Mate
because I'll read any memoir ever written about living in Tuscany
6. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
thank you to Miho for sending me this and introducing me to a really fun and totally wacked out writer :)
5. A Year in the World by Frances Mayes
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by J.K. Rowling
3. Persuasion by Jane Austen
her last completed novel, and the only one I hadn't read yet -- it may be my new favorite.
2. Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach
1. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

3 comments:

Zwalshon said...

What books did you decide on? And what's with the trip? I just took a bunch of books on tape out of the library, having just finished Life of Pi. 1) LAMB - Christopher Moore 2) Lunar Park - Brett Easton Ellis(read by James Van Der Beek) 3) Brooklyn Follies - Paul Auster 4) Spook Country - William Gibson.

ZAK

lilie said...

hey you. i haven't decided yet -- i have to see which ones are available at my library first. but i'm thinking about 1. julie and julia - julie powell 2. cat's cradle - k. vonnegut or 3. yes man - danny wallace.
i will check out your list while i'm at it.
the fam and i are flying to paris for 4 days, and then spending a week in tuscany at a rented villa. will have many much photos for flickr when i get back :)

Laini Taylor said...

Hey wow -- I'm just reading The Thirteenth Tale now and really liking it! Good list.

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