It's that time of year again! Time to think back and reflect on the best reads of the year.
Many of the books I read provided very satisfying reading experiences, and it is a challenge to narrow my list down to the Top Ten.
Most Magical Reading Experience and Most Favorite Book of 2011: The Night Circus
With very vivid descriptions, this book is an experience for the senses.
Funniest: The Year of Living Biblically
Laugh-out-loud and read-out-loud funny!
Best for My Heart: Life of the Beloved
One to read again and again.
Favorite Cooking Memoir: Beaten, Sauced, and Seared
Honest and stressful!
Most Controversial but a Very Fast Read: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Don't read before you go to bed because it will really wind you up!
Excellent Food for Thought: Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough
Prompted several interesting conversations with my husband, Mr. Wrong. I mean, Mr. Wong.
Best Biography and Most Inspirational: Unbroken
Crazy that it's true.
Most Effectively Written from a Dog's Perspective: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Read with your pet on your lap, and a box of tissues by your side.
Best Fiction: Mudbound
Seamless fiction, just like it should always be done.
Best Historical Fiction: Pillars of the Earth
I'm usually not that big of a fan of historical fiction, but I enjoyed this one plenty.
Thank you for reading my blog this year! I appreciate all of your comments and book recommendations.
What were your favorite books this year? Please leave a comment and let me know so that I can check them out!