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28 December 2010 @ 11:51 am
top five books you read this year
"the bad baroque"danschank on December 28th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
memoirs of an anti-semite, gregor von rezzori
jakob von gunten, robert walser
night soldiers, alan furst
clockers, richard price
imagined communities, benedict anderson
meinherz: vogelsohmavie on December 28th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
Not a full top 5, but off the top of my head, these were quite good:

Hunger, Knut Hamsun
Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
Dracula, Bram Stoker
jane.: enlightenedglazomaniac on December 28th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
i have to start keeping track of when i read what.
meinherz: vogelsohmavie on December 28th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
Same here. The site "Goodreads" is good for that though. Too bad I hadn't started it sooner.
Melissamelly_issa on December 29th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
I started a journal for that reason - what I raed, when, and what I liked/didn't like about the book. It was great for choosing Christmas presents for likeminded friends :)
lindsay.lind_saay on December 29th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
The Bright Forever by Lee Martin
Cleaving by Julie Powell
The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi
Stitches by David Small
Road Song by Natalie Kusz
Atelier Tovar: Jakob von Gunten.myglock_yrface on December 29th, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
ones I remember, no re-reads:
Th Tanners, Robert Walser
Th Edge of th Alphabet, Janet Frame
Th Summer Book, Tove Jansson
Young Torless, Robert Musil
Let Me Alone, Anna Kavan
A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh
cut_dead on December 29th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
thought i'd like 'a handful of dust' more than i actually did
Haven't read any Jansson, but am really excited for this one when it comes out.
Melissamelly_issa on December 29th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
The Thirteenth Tale - Dianne Setterfield

Room - Emma Donoghue

Player One - What is to Become of Us - Douglas Coupland

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card (I actually did this as a novel study with my ninth graders, but I really liked it!)

We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver