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Monday, January 2, 2012

Harley King

If you have been following this blog, you will have noticed that I am a strong advocate of reading books.  In 2011 I read 28 books, one less than 2010.  Here is my list of the top ten books I read in 2011.

10.  Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (novel)
9.   White Oleander by Janet Fitch (novel)
8.   72 Hour Hold by Bebe Moore Campbell (novel)
7.   The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (novel)
6.   The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell (novel)
5.   Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China by Pearl Buck (historical novel)
4.   Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth by Hilary Spurling (biography)
3.   The Good Earth by Pearl Buck (novel)
2.   Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey (biography)
1.   Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever (short stories)

To see the remainder of the books I read in 2011 go to goodreads.com:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2103162-harley?shelf=read-2011