Saturday, January 01, 2011

TWQ: Books Of The Year 2010

As we go into 2011, TWQ (the Weekend Question) asks about books you have enjoyed over the last 12 months.

What were your favourite books over the last year? They do not have to be books written in in this time.

My answers are: 

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters: A gripping chiller set in England in 1945, with suggestions of ghosts, although nothing is fully explained, and the reader has to make up their own mind. The narrator, Dr Faraday, is singled out by many readers as a key culprit.

Room by Emma Donoghue: The narrator is Jack, a five year old boy, who is in Room with his Ma. He believes everything in Room is the only things that are real, and there is just outer space outside. In truth, his Ma has been imprisoned in there for the last seven years.. Told with incredible detail.

Now it's over to you....;

But before I go...

Happy New Year!!


Ellee Seymour said...

I buy so many books and rarely get the chance to read them through. I would like to wish you and your space troopers a very happy and safe new year.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i loved shanghai girls and lotus flower and the secret fan...

i disliked the swedish ones about the girl that ate a bug or whatever the hell they were that my book club read three months in a row! i think it was the girl that kicked a rock, the girl that ate a bug, and the girl that drank coffee all day... or something like that.

smiles and happy new year! bee

Ciera said...

I can't name just one book, because I just bought a bunch of old Star Trek favorites.

Fly Girl said...

I read tons of books but the ones that stand out are Shanghai Girls, Confessions of A Prarie Bitch, The Thing Aound Your Neck, A Suitable Boy and Sin and The Second City, which I'm finishing now. Happy New Year to you Graham!

Linda said...

I hate to say it but I don't think I read a single book last year or if I did, I can't remember what it was! I miss reading, too, it's something I need to get back into doing if I can find the time.

Best wishes for a very happy new year to you and yours!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Thanks everyone for your good wishes.