Sunday, July 10, 2011

10 favourite books I have read this year

These are the books that I have enjoyed the most this year. This is not actually in order of enjoyment since I find it really hard to score books against each other. I read quite a variety of books, so it is hard to compare.

1.The fabric of sin by Phil Rickman
  • I love the Merrily Watkins series, but havent read any of his books for ages. It was so good to get a new one
2. Jump by Jilly Cooper
  • Another old favourite, Jilly Cooper is always laugh aloud funny!
3. Empire of Gold by Andy Mc.Dermott
  • Adventure and history, what more could I ask for?
4. An echo in the bone by Diana Gabaldon
  • Had to be here because of my enduring love for Jamie Fraser
5. Towers of midnight by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
  • The long awaited penultimate book in my favourite series
6.  The entire Narnia series by C.S Lewis

7. Spud by John Van der Ruit
  • Had to reread it after seeing the movie
8. The way we were by Marcia Willett
  • Moving story
9. Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
  • I love reading Maeve Binchy, it is like getting a letter from an old friend
10. Inheritance of loss by Kiran Desai
  • The funny thing was that I only gave this book a 4 as opposed to a 5 on Goodreads, but it has just stuck in my head, so I guess that makes it a favourite book!
This post is part of Shimelle's 10 things on the tenth


  1. Mine is similar this month and you have just made me realise I haven't included Robert Jordan - it's so hard :0)

  2. hi - i've done a list of books this month too! i love some of these, it's so difficult to limit it to just 10!

  3. I've done a list of the last ten books I've read...'Minding Frankie' is in there...the only other one(s) I've read on your list is the Narnia Chronicles!
    Alison xx

  4. Sounds like some great reads. I have read a few but I'll be looking at the others. Always love good books! :)

  5. I either need to retire or pull myself away from internet-based activities in order to have more time to read. I haven't heard of any of these except the Chronicles of Narnia, so I'm anxious to check them out!

  6. I'm not a big reader~but this list looks interesting!!!

  7. My post was on books as well. Love your list and getting so many ideas from others that blogged about reading as well. I'm having a give-away with my post this month!

  8. I love to hear what others are reading/have read!