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This week’s topic is-
Top Ten Favorite books from the past 3 years
I like looking back 3 years- I was still in my 30s! But since I really didn’t start keeping track until I started this blog 2 years ago, I am going to concentrate on that.
Here are my favorites- and some quotes that highlight why-
1. The Book Thief
“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”
2. Anna Karenina
“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”
3. Gone Girl
“Friends see most of each other’s flaws. Spouses see every awful last bit.”
4. The Shining
“Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.”
5. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore
“A clerk and a ladder and warm golden light, and then: the right book exactly, at exactly the right time.”
6. We Need to Talk About Kevin
“I thought at the time that I couldn’t be horrified anymore, or wounded. I suppose that’s a common conceit, that you’ve already been so damaged that damage itself, in its totality, makes you safe.”
7. The Stand
“You know,” Glen Bateman said, looking out toward Grand Junction in the early light of morning, “I’ve heard the saying ‘That sucks’ for years without really being sure of what it meant. Now I think I know.”
8. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
“You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question, What is your favorite book?”
9. Burial Rites
“I can turn to that day as though it were a page in a book. It’s written so deeply upon my mind I can almost taste the ink.”
“…the death of my mother was the thing that made me believe the most deeply in my safety: nothing bad could happen to me, I thought. The worst thing already had.”
I love that you included quotes. It makes the book become so much more alive.
The Book Thief was on my list too! I read Anna Karenina years ago but I didn’t enjoy it terribly much. I should get around to re-reading it to see if my opinion has changed with age. 🙂
Nice list, and I love the quotes! I had The Shining on my list as well, and probably should have included A. J. Fikry, except that I feel like it shows up on most of my top 10 posts already! 🙂 I loved Burial Rites too, and I feel like I should reread The Stand one of these days.
I am rereading it now for King’s March- unfortunately the same day that my son came down with the stomach flu- I am lysoling everything!
The Book Thief made my list too, and I LOVE that quote from the book!
Since Gone Girl made your list, I have to ask: I watched the movie before reading the book (something I try really hard not to do) and I’m wondering if the book is still worth reading. The movie was good, but felt really long…but maybe that was just because it was made with those who had read the book in mind? Thoughts??
I think it is still worth reading-I actually reread it after see the movie and the book just has more to it- fleshes out the characters more!
I like the quotes. Haven’t read any of these books
You have a great looking list! So many of them I want to read! Especially Wild. I loved Anna Karenina but it’s been so long since I read it! My TTT: https://thewornbookmark.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/top-ten-books-i-read-in-the-last-3-years/
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