Top Ten Tuesday, we are covering the year of 2013. What did we read? What did we like?
This year I have read more books than I ever have before. Topping off at 112 books, I have made significant progress! What did I like best..... in no particular order:
1. John Adams by David McCullough: I am a big fan of David McCullough. I learn so much reading his books. And I am a huge fan of John Adams.
2. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens: I am not sure why I hadn't read this one before this year, but I finally read it. I love Dickens. He is a master of his craft.
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Confession: I have read this book about 10 times in my life, but I did reread it this year so it totally counts, right?!
4. The Last Juror by John Grisham: I love Grisham. He tells a story with such details and yet, it's never boring.
5. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro: A unique story of human farming (for lack of a better term). It's heartbreaking and clever.
6. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: A non-fiction narrative abut a real serial killer? How could I not like it?
7. Playing the Enemy by John Carlin: This is a fantastic tale of Nelson Mandela right after he became President of South Africs. I learned so much about this great man, and just before his death too.
8. The Help by Kathryn Stockett: I just read this one and haven;t had time to write a review yet. But it's coming, and spoiler: I loved it!
9. Calico Joe by John Grisham: John Grisham makes the list again with a baseball story. I love baseball!
Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick: Seriously, I adore this book!