Reading Appreciation 2011   2 comments

I can’t remember all the books I read this past year. This says more about
my memory than necessarily reflecting poorly on the ones I can’t recall.
The standouts, however, are another story. They feature characters with
depth, situations I had never considered, and writing that practically
dances off the page in its lyricism and rhythm. In no particular order,
here are my favorite reads of 2011. Enjoy!

Room by Emma Donoghue
Cutting for Stone* by Abraham Verghese
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
The Snowman* by Jo Nesbo
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef* by Gabrielle Hamilton
The Hunger Games (Catching Fire and Mockingjay) by Suzanne Collins

* The Blue Page Special reviews.


Posted December 18, 2011 by bluepagespecial in Books

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  1. I feel like I’m the only person on the planet that couldn’t get into “Room.” Maybe I should try again. I’m actually yet to read any of these, I need to get on it! Thanks for the list. 🙂

    • Cassie, I know a lot of people who do not want read this once they learn what it is about. Still, I could not put this book down. The concept is horrific, but beyond that I think Room says so much about how we see the world around us. I hope you’ll give it another shot, and let me know what you think. Robin

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