Top 11 for ’11

Ah, the time of year for lists! Here we go:

1.  State of Wonder by Ann Patchett – totally engrossing reading with amazing character development!

2.  The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht – like reading a fable but for grownups!

3.  Please Look After Mom by Kyong-suk Shin – heartbreaking family drama!

4.  Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward – not every family has secrets like these!

5.  Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven – loved the first Velva Jean and loved the second too!

6.  The Sisters by Nancy Jensen – a generational tale spanning decades!

7.  Summers in France by Kathryn Ireland – French farmhouse living + decorating + style = LOVE it!

8.  Train Dreams by Denis Johnson – compelling novella!

9.  Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe by Alisa Huntsman – I bake in my spare time!

10. The Road by Cormac McCarthy – I finally got around to reading it and WOW!

11. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl – read it with my kids this time and it is still awesome!

Happy Holidays!

˜Maureen

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