This morning my Book Club selected ten of our favorite books from a long list of titles read over the last ten years or more. The reason we did this was to enter a contest at http://www.readinggroupguides.com/ Our group will be put with many others who send the list to this website, and 10 winners will be chosen at random. The prize for each is a $200 gift certificate to a bookstore of our choice.
We spent some time today going over the list of books we'd read, and soon someone would say, "Oh yes, that one for sure." or "I loved that!" The ones we liked best seemed to jump off the page. The problem was that we could have listed far more than ten books as we had many 'favorites' among those we'd read. So, we stayed with the first ten that came to us, figuring there was a reason those titles came to us so quickly.
Our list of ten books we liked is below, and in no particular order. They might be ten books you'd enjoy reading if you haven't already done so. There is quite a variety of types of books.
1. The Book Thief
2. People Of The Book
3. The Girl With A Pearl Earring
4. Correlli's Mandolin
5. Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress
6. Sara's Key
7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
8. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
9. Franklin and Winston
10. Bel Canto