Though I haven’t yet finished the last of my four books to finish before the end of the year, here are my Top Ten favorite books of this year. While From Eternity to Here is good, it isn’t going to make this list. So I don’t need to worry. This is seriously my favorite post of the year, every year.
10. Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
9. Faithful Place – Tana French
8. Valley of the Dolls – Jacqueline Susann
7. The Ear, the Eye and the Arm – Nancy Farmer
6. Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones
5. The Giver – Lois Lowry
4. Hunger Games (trilogy) – Suzanne Collins
3. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
2. Freedom – Jonathan Franzen
1. Raven – Tim Reiterman
Also – a year end review of my resolutions:
– Read between 35 and 50 books this year. 35 being the final total of 2009 and 50(something) being the number I burnt myself out on in 07 and 08. I ended up with 34. Not too shabby. I read some good quality books this year.
– Stop using my credit card and fix my debt (it’s already been two months since I last used it. Huzzah!) I got rid of the crippling debt on my credit card by applying for a personal loan and am no longer freaking out about the state of my finances. Now if I only had a million dollars….
– Read at least two works of non-fiction – filling out my notebook as I go along. I read Raven and I’m halfway through From Eternity to Here. I should finish before the end of the year.
– FINISH Les Miserables. I believe I have something like 3 or 400 pages left. No, but I’m considering focusing on TWO books only in 2011. This and War & Peace.
– Keep my apartment neat. Well, I kept it clean the week I was kitten sitting…
– Write a review for every book I read this year.
– Update my blog with all of my book reviews. That I definitely did.
– Write. Anything. I participated hardcore in NANOWRIMO this year. Didn’t finish, but still made it to 30-something thousand words. I’m happy with my creative output this year.