So this is the first time I am participating in a hosted meme. Top Ten Tuesday has been my favorite meme on every blog that hosts it so I am finally joining in as well. It’s hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Favorite Books from the last three (or in my case five years because I am far too picky!)”.
- The Great Mortality by John Kelly – This is the history of the Black Plague – for those that have slightly morbid interests and are interested in history of diseases. It’s amazingly well written book that I could not put down.)
- Book #1 – The entire A Song of Ice and Fire series. Sorry but it’s the truth. I am trying not to worry about the fact that #6 and #7 are not in sight yet
- The Lost. A search for the six of six million by Daniel Mendelsohn “- one of the most heartbreaking Holocaust stories. Ever. And I mean ever. I wanted to cry for months.
- Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya von Bremzen – This is an exceptional and funny memoir of a well-known food writer chronicling her and her mother’s cooking experiment of various decades of Soviet rule juxtaposed against her own family’s stories.
- Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart– autobiography of an immigrant experience, from early years in Russia to growing up in United States. I greatly identified with this one.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Yet another Holocaust entry on the list. I swear I read other Jewish books that are less depressing but this one was so superb I had to list it.
- Mariana by Sussana Kearsley – love, reincarnation, time travel and plot twists characterize my absolute favorite of Kearsley’s works.
- People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks – Backwards history of the Sarajevo Haggadah from Bosnian war in 1990s to 1480s Spain, gorgeously written and imagined.
- Three Minutes in Poland by Glenn Kurtz. – see my Review here.
- Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant– beautiful Renaissance story about an illicit affair, a convent and ultimate power of love
From the fingertips of Eugenia S