Hello, everyone! It’s the end of another work week and the end of another month. As we plunge into fall it’s hard not to start thinking about the ending of another year. We’re through nine months of reading so far in 2011 and at the risk of getting ahead of myself I started to review the books I’ve read through this year and couldn’t help but rank them. Have you done the same? If so, I’d like to know:
What books are candidates for being your favorite read of 2011?
Here are mine:
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Emotionally wrenching and beautifully written, this Pulitzer Prize winner is most definitely in the running for my favorites list.
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. I was very strangely under the impression that I didn’t like this novel, but it has stayed with me through the year and I will never forget its brave and honest storytelling.
Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence. The frustrating characters and relationships in this novel made me want to throttle Lawrence, but I was entirely engaged with the story and appreciate the ideas he was trying to propound. Also, I have this book to thank for the title of my blog.
How about you? What books are candidates for being your favorite read of 2011?