Thursday, June 6, 2013

Top 10 List - Guest Post by Louise

My top 10 Reads for 2012 

by QBR fan Louise 

I 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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