Thursday, January 6, 2011

Daisy's Best of 2010

It's fun reading all of the "best of" lists each year, so once again I've decided to create my own. I was really hoping to jazz it up a bit this year, but since I've had a cold since Christmas I've decided to keep it simple. Note that these are books I read this year and not necessarily published this year.

In no particular order, here's Daisy's Best of 2010:

Historical Fiction
The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan (This book is one of my all-time favourites.)
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Juliet by Anne Fortier
The Sea Captain's Wife by Beth Powning
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine: A Novel by Lauren Willig

Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos
So Much For That by Lionel Shriver
Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger
Suddenly by Bonnie Burnard
Cool Water by Dianne Warren
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley

Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay
Think of a Numb3r by John Verdon

Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training by Tom Jokinen
The Illustrated Cook's Book of Ingredients by DK Publishing
The Practical Naturalist by Chris Packham

In addtion, there were a few great books that just missed the above list, but deserve to be mentioned.
The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark
Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith
The Book of Fires by Jane Borodale
Do Not Open by John Farndon

That's it. I can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for me as far as reading goes. If it's anything like 2010, it should be exciting and wonderful.


  1. The only one that I have read out your favorites was The Day the Falls Stood Still and I also loved it! A lot of your others have been on my radar though!

  2. Aw, thanks. It doesn't get any better than having my book called "one of my all-time favourties." Smiling big!

    Thanks to you too, Jo-Jo.


  3. It's funny- we have quite a few "best of" books in common in your fiction category! I have both of those Kate Morton books on my bookshelf but have yet to read them. Perhaps this will inspire me to get my butt in gear!

  4. Thanks everyone. Especially Cathy for sharing her story with us. I'm really looking forward to your next book!


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