Booking Through Thursday – Annual Review

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What’s the best book you read this year?




The Best Books I’ve Read This Year:
There have been four books I’ve rated 5/5 this year:

  • Kenneth Grahame – The Wind in the Willows
  • Margaret Mitchell – Gone with the Wind
  • Lauren Henderson – Jane Austen’s Guide To Dating
  • Brom – The Child Thief

The Wind in the Willows is an old childhood favourite which I re-read for a reading circle and enjoyed every bit as much as I did when I was a kid. Gone With the Wind was a book I’d never read but had planned to for as long as I can remember. It certainly didn’t disappoint and has become a new favourite of mine that I know I’ll re-read at some point in the future. Jane Austen’s Guide to Dating was a complete surprise to me. I picked up a hardback copy in a pound shop and loved every second of it. It’s just so packed full of common sense advice presented in a fun way – a must for all fans of Jane Austen (especially if they’re single!). I’ll get to The Child Thief in a moment…

The Worst Books I’ve Read This Year:
Well, I abandoned eight books unfinished this year, but the most disappointing of those were:

I was also heartily disappointed by Edgar Allan Poe when I read his works for the month of November as a personal challenge.

My Favourite Book I’ve Read This Year:
Without a doubt, my absolute favourite book of the year was The Child Thief by Brom. This stunning take on the Peter Pan story blew me away with both its words and pictures. Brom is an artist of many talents and I adore his work. This instantly became an all-time favourite of mine which I will read again and again. I’ve just loaned it to my Mam as I’m certain she’ll love it too. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, so great is its awesomeness.

It’s been a good year!



6 responses to “Booking Through Thursday – Annual Review

  1. I found it difficult to choose best of the best. My Booking Through Thursday.

  2. I haven’t read Gone With The Wind yet. Maybe in 2011!

  3. I finally decided not to even read Larsson series. I abandoned 4, you may be interested in linking up.

  4. Best: The Trophy Bride’s Tale by Cyrilla Barr

    Worst: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

    Favorite: Everyone Loves Elwood by Karen Quigley

  5. I remember adoring Gone With the Wind when I read it years ago. Great Lit. I will look into Child Thief, thank you.

    I didn’t care for the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo either.