Reading Picks

Are you looking for something to read? I have a separate reading blog, SmallWorld Reads, for book reviews and other book talk. Check out the sidebar for the books I've read in 2010. Below are my Top 10 lists from the past few years. Clicking on the links will take you to my book reviews.

Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
Cutting for Stone (Abraham Verghese)
Day After Night (Anita Diamant)
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Shaffer and Barrows)
Other Side of the Bridge, The (Mary Lawson)
People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks)
Road, The (Cormac McCarthy)
Sarah's Key (Tatiana de Rosnay)
Skeletons at the Feast (Chris Bohjalian)
Prayers for Sale (Sandra Dallas)

Broken for You (Stephanie Kallos)
Cellist of Sarajevo, The (Steven Galloway)
Death in the Family, A (James Agee)
Half of a Yellow Sun (Adichie)
I Have Lived a Thousand Years (Livia Bitton-Jackson)
Sky Isn't Visible From Here, The (Felicia Sullivan)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
Unaccustomed Earth (Jhumpa Lahiri)
When the Emperor Was Divine (Julie Otsuka)
Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks)

* The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
* The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
* Water for Elephants (by Sara Gruen)
* The Thirteenth Tale (Diana Setterfield)
* Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See)
* The Kite Runner (by Khaled Hosseini)
* A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
* Mrs. Mike (Freedman)
* The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
* Crow Lake (by Mary Lawson)
* Night (Elie Wiesel)

• Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life (by Amy Krouse Rosenthal)
• Eats, Shoots and Leaves (by Lynne Truss)
• The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
• Under the Banner of Heaven (by Jon Krakauer)
• Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party)(by Rod Dreher)
• The Memory Keeper's Daughter (by Kim Edwards)
• Bel Canto (by Ann Patchett)
• Celia's House (by D.E. Stevenson)
• Brave Enemies (Robert Morgan)
• Storming Heaven (by Denise Giardina)