What is the best book you read in the last year?

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  1. Robie Benve profile image95
    Robie Benveposted 12 years ago

    What is the best book you read in the last year?

    Out of your last 12-month-period readings, which book would you definitely recommend?

  2. krazikat profile image60
    krazikatposted 12 years ago

    Definately Gini Koch's Kitty Katt Alien series...that woman has some talent! Her style is witty, sarcastic, and engaging...makes me wish we had some AC's on this planet!!!!

  3. Bretsuki profile image67
    Bretsukiposted 12 years ago

    My favorite book from the last twelve months is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.

    The book is set in 1946 in London and on the Channel Island of Guernsey. It's a story of friendships and loyalty. Written as a series of letters and diary enteries it moves fairly quickly and kept me wanting more right up to the last word. I was really sad when I finished the book but have already re-read it.

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    The Writers Dogposted 12 years ago

    Hi Robie. I started reading The Help late last year, but it is very hard going. As for the best book I read in 2011, it would have to be my annual re-reading of To Kill a Mockingbird.

  5. imichelle profile image65
    imichelleposted 12 years ago

    Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell.  It's an interesting look at how Western culture turned into one that values cheap merchandise over just about everything else, and how deceptive and costly our "low prices" really are.

    The Writers Dog, I have heard that The Help is excellent.  Thanks for reminding me about that one - I've put it on my list!

  6. imvarunkmr profile image60
    imvarunkmrposted 12 years ago

    Chetan Bhagat's "Revolution 2020" & "3 mistakes of my life"

  7. Eranofu profile image65
    Eranofuposted 12 years ago

    "The Art Of Seduction" by Robert Greene. One of the best books of the genre. Really love the research he has done.

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    Emily Sparksposted 12 years ago

    God's Word, the Bible!  I read it everyday!  No man written book can surpass God's own Word!

  9. emichael profile image60
    emichaelposted 12 years ago

    Easy. The best book I've read in the last year would have to be Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. It's a well-paced, touching, and very rewarding read. I highly recommend it.

    Foer's prose are a truly unique balance of witty humour and lyrical poetry.

  10. MissouriSEOCompan profile image60
    MissouriSEOCompanposted 12 years ago

    Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughter House 5 was great. It's fairly well hyped but I thought it lived up to the hype and then some. If you're the least bit introspective and can appreciate excellent writing, I highly recommend this book.

  11. DanielNeff profile image61
    DanielNeffposted 12 years ago

    I am not a voracious reader. Couple that with the fact that I spent much of the last year working on my own novels (which includes reading, editing, reading, rewriting, reading, editing, etc.) which doesn't leave one with much desire to read  anything else, I only read a few books over the last year.
    One that stands out though would be "Shoeless Joe" by W.P. Kinsella. For any of you who are fans of the movie, "Field of Dreams," "Shoeless Joe" is book that movie is based on.
    I have the DVD of the movie, and it is one of my all-time favorites. The scene at the end where the father and son are re-united always brought tears to my eyes. Tears of sadness at the parallel of my own unresolved relationship with my father.
    Long story short, my father passed away last March. When we got back home, I put in "Field of Dreams" and watched it. For the very first time, the scene at the end did NOT make me cry. I did a lot of thinking about it, and came to the conclusion that, I believe my father is in heaven, and that the next time I see him it will be there, and our relationship will be perfect. So I no longer have to worry over the broken relationship and the pain it used to cause me.
    Back to the topic, I really enjoyed the book. There were many differences between the book and the movie, and in most cases I like the way the movie handled those situations.

  12. wonderingwoolley profile image58
    wonderingwoolleyposted 12 years ago

    This is really hard, because I've read so many really good ones. However, I would have to say the best is The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, but that's a really hard choice!

  13. Robie Benve profile image95
    Robie Benveposted 12 years ago

    Many great answers, and all about books I don't know! (besides the Bible, of course). I need to check them out. smile
    My best reading experience of the year have been a quite famous trilogy:  "The girl with the dragon tattoo", "The girl who kicked the hornet's nest", and "The girl who plays with fire", by Stieg Larsson.
    A little gory and dark, but I loved them, and could not put them down until the very end.

  14. F5487laura profile image62
    F5487lauraposted 12 years ago

    It has to be the book I re read every year, Wuthering Heights! It gets better every time.

  15. hlynnstephens profile image59
    hlynnstephensposted 12 years ago

    I reread the "Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

  16. ithabise profile image71
    ithabiseposted 12 years ago

    I'm a big reader of all literature but have done so little reading in the last one year. The best read for me in the last 12 months--and completely unexpected--is the book "Heaven Is For Real" by Todd Burpo. Inspirational and profoundly encouraging.

  17. Chris Qu profile image76
    Chris Quposted 12 years ago

    Paper Towns by John Green. I love his writing style and sense of humor. I actually have his newest book in front of me right now, so who knows. If I had waited another week or two to answer, I may have said something different.

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    HubTubposted 12 years ago

    The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catherine Ponder.

  19. TheWatchman profile image80
    TheWatchmanposted 12 years ago

    I just finished "the sisters brothers" .... a nice quick read that I really enjoyed!

  20. Unfilteredthought profile image59
    Unfilteredthoughtposted 12 years ago

    Really excited about the kindle i got for Christmas. I am a huge Fantasy Nerd; Lord of the Rings, Dungeons and Dragons, you name it. When I got the kindle, the first thing I did was download the last book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christoper Paolini. Its geared more towards the young crowd, the author is still immature in a lot of areas, but I have the feeling that I have slowly matured with the author, that we have grown in unison. So that is why I recommend the book, its not perfect, but it recommend it! :]

  21. MsKejci profile image60
    MsKejciposted 12 years ago

    Can you keep a secret by Sophie Kinsella. I love this book, my favorite definitly! This book  will give you so much  laughter!


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