Yesterday I rearranged my to-be-read bookshelf. For no other reason than I wondered what it would look like laid out by colour. I was pleased with the results, despite the dominance of black, and the sorry lack of green spines.
Faithful Tamara recently questioned my lack of posts. I am an avid reader, but a lazy reviewer. Whenever I make notes on a book as I read I notice how much that act deepens my appreciation of the book. But I quickly forget this fact.
I’ve read some great books over the last few months. I’ve just forgotten to share them here. But I’m reading a book at the moment, that is causing me great excitement and pleasure, and I’m making lots of notes, and hope to deposit them here soon.
In the meantime, my top ten reads of 2009 – in no particular order.
Oystercatchers – Susan Fletcher
The Romantic – Barbara Gowdy
Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout
Dear Everybody – Michael Kimball
The Transformation – Catherine Chidgey
The Glass Room – Simon Mawer
The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson
Be Near Me – Andrew O’Hagan
Plainsong – Kent Haruf