As an author . . .
And a ravenous reader -
I thought I would finally share my list of the ten best books.
All of these books have been read by me more than once,
which is saying a lot!
Fiction for me must be haunting,
a story that has stickiness
that I can't forget
that keeps me thinking
and wondering what happens next?
All of the fiction books below all into that category.
Non-fiction just needs to have a universal appeal.
I will be honest.
Getting my list down to ten was a challenge.
So it came down to which books do I recommend, buy for others, and re-read
First, because I'm eclectic in my reading,
please know I'm going to give books
from a number of genres.
Also, I have many authors not listed that I would consider my favorite authors.
In any event,
Let the fun begin:
by Kevin Brockmeier
I was at the airport and needed a read.
It was recommended as a book similar to one I'd liked.
Don't remember the book I liked.
And can't forget this book.
It haunts me.
Was recommended by my book club the best book of 2012
And it's the comparison for all other books we've read.
by Kaye Gibbons
I was at an airport and needed a read.
I thought it would be a plane ride's worth.
It was . . .
The voice is evocative.
The story begins:
"When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy."
My daughter had to read it.
She recommended it.
I couldn't put it down.
Love the women's narrative voices.
4. The Book Thief
by Marcus Zusak
Someone told me our book club should read it.
You should as well.
5. Norwegian by Night
by Derek B. Miller
The characters! Yes! Love!
An elderly man,
a young boy
and a story,
what a wonderful story.
I laughed . . .
by Pat Conroy
I wanted to read the story before I saw the movie.
And then I saw the movie trailer
and I cried -
every time I saw the movie trailer,
every single time
I see the bridge in the movie trailer and I bawl.
by Lisa Zeidner
I was intrigued by the front cover.
And the back cover
I read the book.
I have re-read the book.
by Andrew Weil, Sam Fox and Michael Stebner
True Foods is my most favorite restaurant
so is it any wonder that I love their cookbook?
Not only are the recipes simple
they look and taste wonderful.
9. Leadership and Self Deception
The Arbinger Institute
I routinely recommend this book to:
like I said people.
It talks about treating people
10. Good to Great
An overall great business book.
With timeless insight
into what works.
I would love to hear what books are in your top ten.
I should to my top ten authors.
It would be an entirely