Dienstag, 28. Dezember 2010

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten favourite books in 2010

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


So.. Which were my favourite reads in 2010? Well.. Some of them were re-reads - but I enjoyed them very much and I think you might get a good look at my reading habits:


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?

Kommentare:

  1. Thanks for following, I'm following you back :o) I have not read Rebecca, but that cover is doing things to me so I'll put it in my list :)

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  2. Wow. You read some fascinating books this year.

    Here is my Top Ten of 2010 post: http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-ten-books-ive-read-in-2010.html

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  3. I haven't read any of those books! What an eclectic list :D Thanks for sharing with us!

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  4. Rebecca is always a good read! If that hadn't been a re-read for my, I probably would have listed it too. But since I had so many books to choose from, I tried to go with books that were new to me. The Esther Williams book looks like it would be really good too. Here's my list: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-ten-tuesday-best-of-2010.html

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  5. Rebecca was one of my Favorite books of all times. It won the Anthony Award for book of The Century. Pretty Impressive!

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  6. You've got some of my favourite books on your list! :) I love Sarah Waters, Rebecca and Wuthering Heights.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a new follower.

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  7. Thank you all very much for commenting! :") I think this list shows what kind of books you can expect next year reviewed here.. ;")

    Thank you very much, Samita and Misha for following this blog! I am happy to have you here! :")

    Love,

    Irene

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  8. Hi Irene
    I came back to say thanks for your kind words on my blog! :) I am glad to have discovered your blog because our taste in books seem similar.
    Happy New Year!
    Misha

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  9. Happy New Year to you, too, Misha!

    You're very welcome! I felt the same about your blog.. ;")

    Love,
    Irene

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