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Top Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2011
These are pretty much in no particular order...
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Okay, so I'm sort of cheating because I already started reading this one. But only because I had so resolved to! I'm only about a quarter of the way through so I can still put it on this list. =)
- In The Woods by Tana French
Why have I not read this yet?? I've heard it's such a great series!
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
I haven't ready any of his books either and I need to see what the hype is all about!
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Oh I've heard such great things, and this one has a sequel coming out this spring!! Must read it first!
- Lowboy by John Wray
I am sooo intrigued by the premise of this one!! A kid with Schizophrenia... riding the NYC subway all day... plus my hubby read it and thinks I'll like it.
- American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
I had already thought this one looked good so I added it to my TBR. But I found out Carrie at Nomadreader looooved this one and since she also loved Room and especially If You Follow Me, I knew I would have to read this one too!
- On Beauty by Zadie Smith
I don't know much about this one but I feel like this is an author I should read and like this is one of those powerful kind of books. Plus I have a giveaway copy of this when I finally get around to reading and reviewing it!!
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
It's a classic I've been meaning to get to for years. In fact, this was the first experience I had buying a used book online (ebay) prior to joining paperbackswap and I got a horrible quality book so I got mad and didn't read it, lol. I've since bought a super pretty copy from the bookstore but still need to get to reading it!
- Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Not only have I not read anything by this author before and need to, but I reallly had planned it around the time the movie came out, then around Halloween, etc. and it never amounted to anything. I really want to read it. Especially so I can then watch the movie too!!
On a side note, I already own a copy of every single one of these books... so I have no excuse!!