Ti’s Top 5 Books of 2011

This has been a great year of reading for me. I’ve been touched by books in numerous ways but when the end of the year comes along, I find myself overly choosy over which ones make my “top” list. This  year, I am only sharing five. These stories are still floating around in my head and they were all read in 2011.

Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye
The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam

I apologize for making this so brief, but my Mac died!! I have another laptop in the house, The Boy’s, but he grumbles every time I get on it. Right now I am at The Hub’s office, using this computer from 1990 and I swear it’s running IE 1.0 (or something close to it).

Happy New Year!! Happy Reading!

35 thoughts on “Ti’s Top 5 Books of 2011”

  1. I will be reading Safr From the Sea in 2012… Must refresh my memory about the other ones you listed except for 1Q84…I’m afraid that one may be too much for me! Hope your Mac is salvageable !

    Happy New Year, Ti!

    1. I went back and looked at the other titles…I remember them now and noticed that I added them to my TBR list on Goodreads. Titles I have a hard time with but as soon as I saw the covers I remembered each one except for Lamb, which I missed reading your post!

  2. Can I say great list if I haven’t read any of your top books? Great list!

    I also struggled to come up with a top list – if I’m going to pick a favorite… it was probably Jerusalem Maiden.

    Sorry to hear about your laptop. I’m using my work laptop mostly these days… something I try not to do (for work/life balance reasons). I work way too many hours and having the laptop near me all the time, it’s too easy to answer email.

    Have a wonderful New Years!

  3. I just bought IQ84, and now I just need to find the time to read it! Your list, though brief, seems to have some wonderful books on it. I hope that the new year brings many great reads for you as well.

    Happy New Year, Ti!

  4. Sorry to hear about your computer :(

    I LOVED Safe from the Sea (made my list last year). The others I have yet to read. I am a bit nervous to try the Murakami…but I just might have to give it a shot. Annabel and Lamb are on my must read stacks…the Peter Bognanni book is new to me…will have to check it out!

  5. it was a Murakami year for you! I would agree with The House of Tomorrow…it rocked my world. I’m quite sad to hear about your Mac. Especially since I have a newborn baby Mac right here in front of me. I hope it is repairable!

  6. I haven’t read any of your top books…yet! I have 1Q84 and will read it soon – my husband is reading it now, and I just bough Safe from the Sea and The House of Tomorrow, both of which were on my wishlist thanks to you!
    So sorry that your computer died but that means you get a new one I hope!
    Enjoy your New Years Eve, Ti!

  7. So sorry to hear of your computer–hope a new one is on it’s way to you soon. You read so many deep heavy books it seems this year, and I don’t know how you do it! I need lighthearted once in a while. :)
    I hope 2012 is good to –and I seen you Happy New Year wishes to you and yours.

  8. Wow, that’s awesome that you were able to narrow it down to 5, LOL! I am really considering reading 1Q84… we’ll see, but a Murakami for sure.

  9. I have not read any of the books on your list but I picked up 1Q84 from the library as your recommendation for Murakami books has intrigued me. I also have Lamb on my Kindle TBR. Hoping that your Mac is able to be repaired and you will be back online soon. Happy New Year!!

    1. Happy New Year!! My computer died in a big way so I am not able to comment often until I figure it out, but I AM reading from my phone!

  10. I hope you have a great new year. I had the same problem…my MAC died too…this past week. I loved Safe From the Sea when I read it a year ago….I’m so glad it is on your list.

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