Thursday, April 12, 2007

Best Of 2006

  1. The Time Traveler's Wife (four out of five stars)
  2. The Blind Assassin : A Novel (four out of five stars)
  3. The Handmaid's Tale : A Novel (three out of five stars)
  4. Brick Lane: A Novel (three out of five stars)
  5. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (three out of five stars)

I have listed the top five books that I read in 2006. I got this idea from Thoughts of Joy.


hotboy said...

Stopped reading, work in a library. Checking shelves. Bostal Boy by Brendan Behan, My Childhood by Gorky, and Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves. Almost on the one shelf. Loved them all. How did I find the time? Only come here for masochistic reasons. The Time Traveller's Wife lay on my floor for over a year. Dearie me. Hotboy

Maggie said...

Loved the pigeon comment! Hope you are able to do the Southern Reading Challenge. I see you are stingy with the fives. So, all last year you didn't read any fives? Have you read The Book Thief? It might earn a 5.5! ;)

cipriano said...

Oh Kelly.
I am so with you on these Atwood choices. She is one of my favorites [her best, in my opinion, being Alias Grace]... but these two here, I loved them also.
She has just been declared one of the judges on this year's Booker panel.
Gotta love Maggie!

Seamus said...

I'll be glad when life settles enough to read again! ;)

Moosekahl said...

I read Stiff last year too! You need to read Double Bind...amazing ending! Hope you are able to relax a bit today, sounds like you need it.

Claire said...

Have read three of those and loved them...good call!


Christielli said...

I have to say that I loved The Blind Assassin. It was actually based on a town near where I grew up... or so I heard. Might just be rumours.

I've always meant to re-read it.

Hmm, I'm interested in that Human Cadaver book.

IcedMocha said...

I have read all but Stiff. I'll add it to my list.

Trish said...

I'm interested that you rated Handmaid's Tale as one of the best but only gave it 3 stars...

I am rapidly growing very fond of Atwood and hope to read more of her in the future. I would love to re-read The Handmaid's Tale day. :)