Lovereading - Books of the Decade
Your chance to see and find out more about the Books of the Decade as voted for by you? Well I voted and am pleased to be able to share the results here with you.
In January I invited you to vote for the best book of the decade at Lovereading - Home Page
Below is the link http://lindyloumacbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/01/lovereading.html
Out of the top ten titles, I have read seven, two are on my TBR shelf and one is on my wishlist. The two unread ones have now been moved to the top of my to read list and the final missing title I must try and locate a copy soon.
Here is the list plus links back to the original site and my reviews for the titles that I have already read.
Voted the Book of the Decade by Lovereading readers. Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Film of the Year Award 2010. A huge book in every way. The protagonists meet each other at different times throughout their lives and you do...
Released: 06/01/2005 My Book Review
Voted 2nd in the Books of the Decade by Lovereading readers. Voted as the Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year 2006 and 2007. This book seemed to come out of nowhere. It was the first Afghan novel to be written in...
Released: 07/06/2004 My Book Review
Voted 3rd in the Books of the Decade by Lovereading readers. Shortlisted for the Newcomer of the Year Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008. This is the story of a street of ordinary German people living in the horrors of...
Released: 01/01/2008 On TBR shelf
Voted 2009 Penguin Orange Readers' Group Book of the Year. Now a major film. Initially it is difficult to believe that the young son of the commandant of Auschwitz is as innocent as he is, then...
Released: 11/09/2008 The one title on the list that I have not yet got a copy of to read.
Centring on Vermeer’s household in the 1660s in Delft, this speculative historical novel tells of his relationship with a servant girl, Griet, who became his assistant and the model for the painting of the title. Written in a simple style,...
Released: 03/07/2006 My Book Review
Into a small rural French village comes a mysterious woman, Vianne, her young daughter and the child’s invisible rabbit. They open a chocolate shop opposite the church. It is Lent and a strange war breaks out between the church and...
Released: 02/03/2000 My Book Review
Related from heaven after a brutal rape, Susie watches her family grieve and disintegrate, watches her friends and indeed watches her killer and the sad detective working on her case. Over the years we live and cry with them for...
Released: 06/06/2003 Read in 2004 before I started reviewing books read.
Narrated by a mother, Eve, in letters to her estranged husband, this is a truly horrific story of a 15-year old boy’s killing spree but it is more the tale of how he got there than of the crime itself....
Released: 09/05/2006 My Book Review
Barcelona, a city of secret police and secret love. In it a bookseller’s son finds a forgotten novel and stumbles upon a mystery as all copies of the author’s books are sought and destroyed by a sinister character...
Released: 02/04/2009 On TBR shelf
Shortlisted for the Best of the Orange Best 2010 by the Orange Prize Youth Panel. A novel about racism, prejudice and injustice in the post war years in London as Jamaicans, escaping economic hardship, move to the Mother Country. Told from...
Released: 03/09/2009 My Book Review
I would love to know how many of these you have read and what you thought of them? Did they deserve to make the top ten in your opinion?