As always, TTT is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic was ten favorite books from your blog’s lifespan. So isleofbooks isn’t very old (not even a year yet!), but I’ve certainly read some great books in that time!
1. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
2. Plainsong by Kent Haruf
3. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
6. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
7. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
8. Beloved by Toni Morrison
9. The Leftovers by Tom Perrota
10. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The only books I’ve read from this list are The Marriage Plot and The Leftovers, both of which I really liked. However, most of the other books are on my list to read! I’m glad to hear you like them 🙂
Beloved! Excellent. IS the Eugenides any good? I’ve read his others but the ‘plot’ puts me off.
Hmm, well that is the only Eugenides I’ve read and I kind of picked up that one in particular BECAUSE of the plot haha. I really, really loved it. And everyone I’ve handed it to afterwards also really, really loved it.
Thanks it’s always good to get a recommendation from someone who doesn’t write reviews for a living
i would have loved to have been in the circle of friends Carson McCullers enjoyed
David in Maine USA
Have you read February House? It’s a non-fiction account of Carson and her group of friends while they lived together in New York…it’s how I got turned on to her work.
i have read quite a bit about her and her friends, but now i’ll look forward to your recommendation to read, “February House” – i remember the title, then became busy on other research.
in the late 1960s i visited a huge ranch in Holcomb, Kansas – during my stay, visited the Herbert Clutter estate, and was introduced to Truman Capote’s novel, “In Cold Blood”
…. after reading Capote, I searched for anything I could find on his life and friends – Carson McCullers caught my attention big time…
she died one year before I visited the Herbert Clutter estate!
Glad you replied with such a valuable recommendation – amazing how much in common we have!
saturday was a lucky day at the library – i picked up a copy of February House. As soon as I read the preface, I remember reading it in a bookstore, when filling my cart with books by: Carson McCullers, Truman Capote, and Tennessee Richards – I was planning to purchase it on a later date, but sadly forgot about it.
so glad you mentioned it, because now i’m reading it!
Awesome! I love when that happens! I feel like there are many scattered books in my history I read parts of, but had to give back to the library and never finished…
I’m a sucker for lists and I like your Top Ten Tuesday list. I posted a couple of lists on my blog as well.
One list is If You Had To Start Your Library Over Again What Novels Would You Choose?
The second list is the New Standards of Fiction List for the best books published since 1992. I got quite a few responses for both lists. Check them out when you get a chance and let me know what you think.