favorite books read this year

25 May

A wannabe librarian’s blog just isn’t complete without some mention of leisure reading.  My goal is to read at least 52 books this year for fun.  I met this goal last year, but I didn’t start grad school until the fall semester.  I’m on track so far this year at 23, and below is a list of my favorites.  Let’s hope I keep the momentum going.

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss (Edmund de Waal):  This book is hands down my favorite read of this year so far.  It has definitely made it to my list of all-time best reads.

A Red Herring Without Mustard (Alan Bradley):  I just love this series of Flavia de Luce mysteries.

Little Bee: A Novel (Chris Cleave):  I couldn’t put this book down after I started, and everywhere I read it — the waiting room of my dentist, the metro, etc. — someone always commented on much they loved it.

The Weird Sisters (Eleanor Brown):  I’ll admit I didn’t have high expectations for this book when I started reading it, but I ended up really enjoying it.  It’s written in the plural first person, which sounds odd at first, but it really makes the book.

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