1. Sarah Waters: TIPPING THE VELVET (1998)
2. Daphne Du Maurier: REBECCA (1938) - just great. Take a look at the German edition cover:
Read it. Love it. And compare it with
3. Emily Brontë: WUTHERING HEIGTHS (1847) - what can I say.. *HEATHCLIFF...!*
(I like the German cover of this edition very much. My own copy looks a bit different.. I am obsessed with book covers!)
4. Esther Williams: THE MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID (2000) - which I read in English and enjoyed it very much.
5. Leonie Swann: GAROU (2010)- Leonie Swann's heroes are sheep. And they investigate murders.. A great laugh which made me cry, too. E.g. when an animal is harmed.. This is a real good thriller - just only with sheep.. ;")
6. James M. Cain: MILDRED PIERCE (1941) - a woman has to earn her living for herself and her daughters in the USA during the era of the Great Depression.. Yes, this book is picturized. :")
7. Mary Jane Ward: THE SNAKE PIT (1946) - a woman finds herself in an asylum. Based on Mary Jane Wards own experiences - there's a film, too.
8. Charlotte Armstrong: MISCHIEF (1950)- yes, I metioned this one not sooo long ago, but I really like this one.. ;")
9. Gina Kaus: CATHERINE (1935) - biography about Catherine the Great - and a great read, too. No book cover but here's a picture of Catherine the Great:
10. John Wyndham: THE MIDWICH CUKOOS (1957) - almost every woman in Midwich is pregnant - even if she hadn't got a "chance" to conceive.. and when the babies are born, they all have golden eyes and act strange.. Normally, I don't read science fiction but this one - oh boy! and yes - there's a film.. This book will be reviewed soon here - and the film in my film blog AND THEN THEY START TO SPARKLE but *shush* it's a secret yet..
11. Jetta Carleton: THE MOONFLOWER VINE (1962) - this is a bonus, because I can't remember wether I read it this or last year - but I LOVED it!)
12. Elizabeth Edmondson: FROZEN LAKE (2004) - I did not finish this one yet, but I like it very much sooo - another bonus.. *wuhahaha*
So, that's it - I reviews for some of them and of course I linked them then. For the other ones I am going to write reviews.
What were your favourite books in 2010?