by QBR fan LouiseI keep a reading record and have done since 1998. Some might think that's a little sad, but it's just an old school version of Good Reads really, and it's fascinating seeing what I don't remember even exists, let alone enjoyed 15 years ago. Here are my top ten reads from last year.
BODY SURFING - Anita Shreve
Loved this women's lit offering. Chilled out vibe yet still a drama - perhaps being set on the coast helped!
ANY HUMAN HEART - William Boyd
I could not put this book down!!! Fantastic portrayal of a very interesting man's life.
ELLIS ISLAND - Kate Kerrigan
This is a another great example of contemporary women's literature. I can't wait to read the sequel later this year.
REBECCA - Daphne Du Maurier
One of my favourite books of all time - very unexpectedly!
HUNGER GAMES - Suzanne Collins
This was my first teen dystopian novel. Fantastic - I saw the (true to the book) film just 15 hours after devouring the first in the series.
DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER - Jeff Lindsay
The novels one of my favourite TV shows is based on. An inspired Christmas gift from a family member.
THE BOOK THIEF - Markus Zusak
A book you need strong arms to read it with, but worth every page turn. Incredible depiction of Nazi Germany through the eyes of Death.
BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP - SJ Watson
This book had me gripped; a real 'partner ignoringly' good book. Not bad for a first novel!
LIFE OF PI - Yann Markel
I'd been meaning to read this for years and I wasn't disappointed. There's more to it than you might think!
BREATHLESS - Dean Koontz
I'm trying to get into more suspense and thriller books, and this was an excellent one to start with. Easy read, but it kept me turning pages.
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