Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Top Ten Books I Want For Christmas


Although all of my Top Ten lists are very subjective, today's is even more random than usual. I have a running list in an Excel spreadsheet of 200 books that I want to read, added to whenever I hear about something that sounds good. I love to receive books - any books! - as gifts, so it's impossible to really choose only ten from this never-ending list. But, these are books that I had starred, books that really struck a chord with me for one reason or another. I'd be happy to find any of these under the tree on Christmas morning!

  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher (amazon’s best of 2008)
  • Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (Time Traveler's Wife is one of my top ten books of all time)
  • Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (I keep trying to convince my book group to read this one)
  • Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch (because it sounds similar to my favorite book, Replay)
  • Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunee (memoir of girl raised in New Orleans, looking for birth parents - I love to read anything about New Orleans)
  • Roastbeef’s Promise by David Jerome (a road trip novel, recommended by Mary at Bookfan, because I love road trips)
  • Traveling with Pomengranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor (traveling plus mother-daughter memoir - what a combination!)
  • Limbo by A. Manette Ansay (memoir by author with a mystery illness)
What books would you like to receive this holiday season?


  1. I liked Her Fearful Symmetry, and did not like Traveling With Pomegranates. Hope to read Mudbound in 2010. Hope all your book wishes come true --Sue.

  2. Thanks, Diane! I appreciate the feedback, too.