Best Books – 2010

2010 has been a great reading year. From compulsory readings at Uni to best-sellers to chillax, I’ve enjoyed every single page of every new book that has fallen into my hands. Here are the best ones:

  • Prose & Fiction:
  1. The Constant Gardener (John LeCarré) – It has everything: crimes, love, social criticism and a wonderful setting: Kenia.
  2. The Awakening (Kate Chopin) – The story of a woman who rebells against society in the early 20th century.
  3. The Help (Kathryn Stockett) – Life in the 1960′s was easy, if you were not African-American or a Southern Belle in Jacksonville. This is the story of those women.
  4. The Woman in Black (Susan Hill) – Simply disturbing. Dark, English setting with crimes, families and secrets.
  • Best Classic:
  1. Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) – A Victorian tale focusing on a family and their relationship in an isolated moor. Victorianly scaring.
  • Theatre:
  1. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Eugene O’Neill) – The story of a disfunctional family with autobiographical reminiscences.
  2. A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams) -Blanche DuBois is the most remarkable character in drama. She is everything.
  • First graphic novel I’ve read:
  1. Tamara Drewe (Posy Simmonds) – After watching the movie, I couldn’t wait to read the graphic novel it was based in. Fantastically English.

What about yours? Has 2010 been a bookish year? I’d love any suggestions for 2011!! Write them below.