A lot of you are in the process of picking your top books for 2009 and many of you are choosing books that came out in 2009. Well, for me… this list is made up of books that I read in 2009. A couple of them (I realize) came out quite a bit before then.
Here they are, in no particular order:
The Terror by Dan Simmons [my review]
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff [my review]
The Prudent Mariner by Leslie Walker Williams [my review]
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon [my review]
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [my review]
I chose these books mainly because of the characters, but they are also very atmospheric and really took me to another time and place. They’ve all earned a permanent spot on my bookshelf.
I have yet to do my “Fave Books of 2009” post because I am reading five books right now and any one of them could end up on the list!
BUT, I’ve been thinking about 2010 and I think that I’d like to focus more on the classics. Not the entire year of course, but I have strayed from the classics and with my reading of Moby Dick, I find myself yearning for them once again so I plan to add them back in here and there and maybe do another read-along.
The covers that I included in this post are just a few of the titles that I have been wanting to read. That’s right! I’ve never read Wuthering Heights. I read a lot of classics in college, but these never made it into my pile. It’s a shame really because I really do enjoy the classics.
Out of all of the classics you’ve read, if you had to pick one classic novel to recommend, which would you choose?