This sums up perfectly my year of reading. I really enjoyed the extra quiet time that I set aside for myself to read. I got the idea to do a book a week after I read this book. She is a kindred soul and I loved reading this book because I totally know where she is coming from.
Nemirovsky, Irene Suite Francaise
This book totally lived up to its hype. I even gave my sister a copy for Christmas. This draft is so beautifully written and captivating that I breezed right through it.
I really enjoyed this first novel by Eugenides. I also read Middlesex this year, which was also a wonderful portrayal of my city in the context of a really messed up family. Reading his books takes me home.
Steinbeck, John East of Eden
I read this one as one of my book club books this year and just devoured it word for word. This is one of those wonderful books that I can see myself going back and re-reading again and again, regardless of the fact that it is 800 pages long!
Written in journal style this was another book that I read through very quickly. It was written so well that at times I had to remind myself that is was fiction. I enjoyed the sometimes silly and provocative nature of the main character and it kept me coming back for more.