30 Days of Books – Day 1

I’m not going to do the whole 30 Days in one post, I’m going to split them up in 30 different posts but if you’re interested, here’s the full meme:

Day 01 – The best book you read last year
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Day 03 – Your favourite series
Day 04 – Favourite book of your favourite series
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy
Day 06 – A book that makes you sad
Day 07 – Most underrated book
Day 08 – Most overrated book
Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 – Favourite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favourite writer
Day 14 – Favourite book of your favourite writer
Day 15 – Favourite male character
Day 16 – Favourite female character
Day 17 – Favourite quote from your favourite book
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favourite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favourite romance book
Day 21 – Favourite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favourite book you own
Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 – Favourite title
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favourite book of all time

Day 01 – The best book you read last year

My books read totalled 46 in 2011, a paltry amount considering I read more than half that in 2010 and almost 150 in 2009. Going to university in the first half of last year made a dent in my leisure reading time (and wallet). Here’s a few books I enjoyed reading last year (4/5 stars in GR):

We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver

If I didn’t want any children before, this book just reinforced it. And if you haven’t either read or heard of this book then you’ve been living under a rock for the last year (a movie came out too but I haven’t seen it yet). Kevin kills a number of his school mates in a Columbine-like massacre. But why? Was it borne out of nature or nurture?

Written by his mother Eva, in a series of letters to her husband, the book is both gripping yet terrifying to read. I kept putting it down in stages especially during Kevin’s young adolescent age.

Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry

My first Mistry novel & reading it was such a delight. No words were wasted on this book even though it was near 500 pages. It’s a great story of family & the conflicts, misunderstandings, jealousy & love. This is one of those books I would highly recommend everyone should read!

Let me know if you’re planning on doing the meme or you’ve done one already so I can read it.


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