Monday, January 01, 2007

Favorite Books of 2006
Here's the list of my favorite books from 06 in various categories.

Classic Fiction:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (I try to re-read at least one Austen book every year)

Contemporary Fiction:
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt - wow, the writing is phenomonal! The voice is fantastic. It's a poignant memoir that I can't believe I've never read before. Have 'Tis on hold at the library to read next.

The Hard Way by Lee Child - fun escape reading

Biography-type Books:
Confession of St. Patrick, translated by John Skinner
Awakened by the Moon: Margaret Wise Brown by Leonard S. Marcus

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:41 PM

    Our reading group just selected Sense and Sensibility for our next reading - to be followed by Nicholas Nickelby. It's a lot of fun reading the classics.

    I'll have to get a copy of Angela's Ashes since you recommend it so highly. I spend a lot of time reading adolescent fiction so as to recommend (or not!) choices for our junior high students; as such, I don't get around to a lot of contemporary adult material. Thanks!