This time last year I blogged about my 2010 in books, awarding titles to some of the books I’d read during the year like Most Surprising, Most Disappointing, Most Recommended, etc. This year I’ve decided to do things a little differently. First of all—and for the first time ever—I kept a list of all the books I read in the last twelve months, to help with this post. Second of all, I asked myself why do we write these kinds of posts? Why do people make these Books of the Year lists? Why am I making one?
Well, it’s because I want you to read these books. I want you to read them because I think that if you do, you’ll really, really enjoy them. So instead of My 2011 in Books or My Books of the Year 2011, here’s my list of 10 Books I Read in 2011* That I Would Recommend To You If You Asked Me to Recommend a Good Book For You To Read Right Now. I know it doesn’t have quite the same snappiness as “Books of the Year” or whatever, but let’s just go with it.
(Click the images to go to the book’s Amazon listing.)
Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson
Cuckoo by Julia Crouch
Darkside by Belinda Bauer
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
Far to Go by Alison Pick
Snowdrops by A.D. Miller
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Bossypants by Tina Fey
The Upgrade by Paul Carr
Have you read any of them? Any you’d add? (Or replace?!)
*I read them in 2011. They may have been published before.