Greetings and happy Wednesday to you all! As I said my post a couple of weeks ago, I did quite a bit of reading in 2011 - 51 books as of today, actually! I thought I'd share my 5 favorite books that I read in 2011!
Here they are, in no particular order!
- Kelly recommended this book and was spot on with her recommendation. It tells the story of an Indian couple who give up their daughter for adoption, and the mixed-race American couple who adopts the child. The author weaves together the stories of the two families and explores the complexities of adoption. I love books set in India as I think India is such a fascinating country, so that is part of the reason I really loved this book. It's a super fast read - I think I read it in a matter of days as I could not put it down!
Emily favorably reviewed this one, so I decided to check it out and I am so glad I did. Wow. At the beginning of the book, I thought I knew where the story line was going and then BAM - a tragedy that I did not see coming occurs and the book just carries you away from that point on. Quindlen does an amazing job of writing from the perspective of a parent who has just experienced such a horrible loss. She uses this sort of detached style of writing that makes you realize how in shock the parent is. It's hard to describe, but it was so effective.
Have you read any of these books? What were some of the best books you read this year?
PS - I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to my dear dad!! I wish I could celebrate with him, but know we will belatedly celebrate his birthday this weekend! He's set the best example of what I should look for in a husband - he's kind hearted, hard working, devoted to his family, and he has this great quirky sense of humor. So I wish him the happiest of birthdays!!