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:
- The Constant Gardener (John LeCarré) – It has everything: crimes, love, social criticism and a wonderful setting: Kenia.
- The Awakening (Kate Chopin) – The story of a woman who rebells against society in the early 20th century.
- 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.
- The Woman in Black (Susan Hill) – Simply disturbing. Dark, English setting with crimes, families and secrets.
- Best Classic:
- Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) – A Victorian tale focusing on a family and their relationship in an isolated moor. Victorianly scaring.
- Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Eugene O’Neill) – The story of a disfunctional family with autobiographical reminiscences.
- A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams) -Blanche DuBois is the most remarkable character in drama. She is everything.
- First graphic novel I’ve read:
- 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.