I'd love to get conversations going, so if you've also read a book I've reviewed, feel free to comment and add your opinion!

If you're interested in purchasing a book, or would like to learn more about it, click on the author's name at the top of the post and it will direct you to the book at amazon.com.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Top Ten

It seems appropriate to ignite this blog by sharing my "Top Ten".  This list is of course in a constant state of revision as I eat through a new book every couple of weeks or so.  While some books tap me with a feeling of "ehhh....", others leave their stamp on my memory, either because they contain intriguing interactions between characters, an engaging puzzle to piece together, or enlightening information about our world.  I feel these ten books, in no particular order, have one or more of these memorable qualities and are also just entertaining to read!

 House of Sand and Fog, by Andre Dubus III
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
Under the Banner of Heaven, by Jon Krakauer
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
The Harry Potter Series, by J. K. Rowling

Yes, I know that Harry Potter is actually seven books, but since the whole series is needed to complete the story I counted it as one....so there.  :)