30 December 2010

Booking Through Thursday: Annual Review

What’s the best book you read this year?



Best: The False Inspector Dew by Peter Livesey. A mystery set aboard the Mauritania in the 1920s with multiple twists and turns, and an ending I never saw coming.

Worst: Does it count if I didn’t actually read the whole thing? If so, The Quality of Mercy by Faye Kellerman. I can hardly remember the last time I itched so badly to slap a character into the next century as I did Rebecca Lopez. For worst book read in its entirety, I’d choose the disappointing White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi.

Favourite: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows. It just about broke my heart to give it back to the library.


  1. I just had a book I couldn't stomach and never finished reading it yesterday. So you aren't the only one who gives up and never finishes a book.

    I will have to see if my Library has The Guernsey...Society book. I like reading fun and enjoyable books.

  2. Guernsey is definitely fun and enjoyable! And it has the most wonderful characters. Anyone who hasn't read it should rush out and find a copy.

  3. I found it difficult to choose best of the best. Worst of the worst was easier. My Booking Through Thursday.

  4. Haven't read the first two but I read Guernsey at the very beginning of the year and totally loved it! Happy New Year and Happy reading!

  5. Anonymous2:30 AM

    I haven't read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society but it's on my TBR pile.

  6. Best: The Trophy Bride's Tale by Cyrilla Barr

    Worst: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

    Favorite: Everyone Loves Elwood by Karen Quigley

  7. I am a big fan of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, too.

    Check out my list...


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