In my continuing “ode to 2011” posts, here’s a look at the books I read this year. It’s hard to pick a favorite; they were all so great in different ways.
Secret Daughter, Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Best Kept Secret, Amy Hatvany
All That is Bitter and Sweet, Ashley Judd
Sky of Red Poppies, Zohreh Ghahremani
The Stormchasers, Jenna Blum
The Saturday Wife, Naomi Regan
Secrets of Eden, Chris Bohjalian
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman
Little Bee, Chris Cleave
Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay
The Orchard, Theresa Weir
Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls
The Reading Promise, Alice Ozma
Second Draft of My Life, Sara Lewis
All the books I read are reviewed over on the Bookshelf page. I did start other books; but if I’m not into a story, I stop reading. I firmly believe life’s too short for a bad book. 2011 also saw the closing of one of our favorite stores — Borders. The holiday season just wasn’t the same without purchases from Borders.
How about you — What was the best or most memorable book you read in 2011? What’s on your list for 2012?