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