Thursday, December 30, 2010

Favorite Reading 2010


Well, all of the sparkle has now been packed away.  I would keep it up longer but I'm involved in a declutter and organization project, which cannot be accomplished if the Christmas items are still out.  :)

Below are my favorite "reads" of 2010... those which were outstanding.  This only includes books I read for the first time.

An almost complete list of books read for 2010 is listed in the Pages section on the sidebar.  There were those I forgot to write down and I rarely write anything down I just pull off the shelves and peruse (like decorating books).

Fiction 
  • Pilgrim"s Inn - Elizabeth Goudge (#2 of trilogy but can be read alone)
  • The Bird In the Tree - E.G. (#1 of the trilogy... did not read #3)
  • A City of Bells - E.G.
  • The Dean's Watch - E. G.
  • The Scent of Water - E.G.
  • Miss Buncle's Book - D. E. Stevenson
  • Miss Buncle Married - DES
  • Jillian Dare by Melanie Jeschke
  • The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett
  • The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs
  • Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter

Nonfiction
  • Read For the Heart by Sarah Clarkson
  • Walking From East to West by Ravi Zacharias and R.S.B. Sawyer
  • Betty Crocker Kitchen Garden's by Mary Mason Campbell and Illustrated by Tasha Tudor
  • Flight to Heaven by Capt. Dale Black
  • Food Security for the Faint of Heart by Robin Wheeler
  • Heaven by Randy Alcorn
  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond
  • Talking About Detective Fiction by P D James
  • The Reluctant Entertainer by Sandy Coughlin
New Reading Exception...
Dancing With My Father by Sally Clarkson
I read Sally's book in Manuscript so I could send a review to the publisher, which was a huge honor.  How exciting to open one of my favorite author's books and have my name and blog title in it.  Of course, it received a wonderful review for she has never written anything I did not love.  :)

Picture: Book Shop by Kim Sung; allposters.com

6 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

I must explore some Goudge this year....

Kay's flowers said...

Gene Stratton Porter is one of my favorite authors. I think I have all of her novels. My favorite is "The Bee Keeper". Really like your blog. Happy New Year.

jAne said...

hm. i'm with mrsRabe about Goudge. i've not read *the bee keeper* as suggested by "kay's flowers" but have read *girl of the limberlost* and thoroughly enjoyed that story. reading will be taken up again after the new year .. after lizzie goes back to the sierra and after rocky begins traveling once again. then i'll have loads of time to delve into more and more and more excellent reading choices. thank you for sharing yours. :o)

jAne

Sally Clarkson said...

So honored by one of my favorite people.

amy said...

Thank you for these book recommendations! I have been looking for some new books, now i have plenty to check out. happy new year!

hopeinbrazil said...

Fabulous fiction list. I know I'd love every single one of those titles!