Nov 28, 2010

by English Muse

It’s hard to decide between fiction, biographies and decor books. First, I have to disclose that I tend to wait until novels come out in paperback (and show up at my favorite second-hand store) so I can spend my limited book resources on gorgeous tomes like, sigh, the Louis Vuitton trunks book. But I did enjoy the Franzen book in hardcover. I loved the book of letters between Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. I got my hands on an advance reader’s copy of Mr. Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt and it was wonderful. And then there was that gorgeous Cleopatra biography by Stacy Schiff.

But my favorite book? I’m going to pick something completely indulgent, like a box of multi-colored macarons from LadurĂ©e.

It was Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. for just the pure joy of it.

(Photo by Lola Thomasina.)

 

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20 Responses to “What’s your favorite book of 2010?”

  1. Carrie Miller says:

    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, hands down.

  2. Yael Swerdlow says:

    The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

  3. Jessie says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! Books I will surely check out.x :)

  4. Belly says:

    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie- such a sweet, sweet book.

  5. Chaucee says:

    Oo it's so hard toj ust pick one book! But I think I'll go with The Question of God (a debate of the arguments of CS Lewis and Sigmund Freud) It's AMAZING

    http://www.amazon.com/Question-God-Sigmund-Debate-Meaning/dp/0743202376

  6. toemailer says:

    I guess mine doesn't count because it's 3 years old, but really, really enjoying Against The Day by Thomas Pynchon

  7. Laura Marie says:

    I loved "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott :)

  8. Casee Marie says:

    I haven't read much that was newly released this year, but the one I'm most anxious to read is Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simsonson. It sounds unstoppably charming. (:

  9. Tonia says:

    The best book I've read this year has to be Wolf Hall, no question – a work of complete genius.

  10. Melanie's Randomness says:

    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" &
    "The Time-Traveler's Wife". I also loved the "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver. =)

    Melanie's Randomness

  11. styleforlife says:

    I am soooo adding your blog to my daily reads.
    I adore it already because I never have the time to read and now you are inspired me to do just that!
    :-) You are darling.

    PS- I am interested in sponsor spot.

    xxxxx Emily from EL Vintage

  12. Laurel says:

    I don't know if it's the best book of the year for me, but I LOVED Fifth
    Avenue, 5am. Have to get it back from my friend so I can read it again. :)

  13. Sara says:

    I am so excited to add your blog to my reader! Nothing is better than a good book…indulgence at its finest.

  14. RMP says:

    This year im not sure…ive written so much and read so little, but i am looking forward to reading a little more next year.
    these in particular: http://truthdive.com/2010/11/28/Vladimir-Nabokov-s-unpublished-love-letters-released.html

  15. Giulia says:

    I can't decide…I read too many different things – wouldn't be fair to compare. But I know most of us who read it, enjoyed Patti Smith's book…it's out in paper for those who would like to give it for a holiday gift. xo

  16. picxy says:

    I personally love "KITE RUNNER" By Khalid Hosseini.very good writer know how to describe a story

    http://picxy.blogspot.com

  17. Isabelle Lafleche says:

    The Encyclopedia of the Exquisite by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins and J'Adore New York by…me!

  18. Sunday Taylor says:

    "Let the Great World Spin" by Colum McCann. I was really moved by this book, a beautiful read. So much wisdom in this book.

  19. J. Christina Huh says:

    "A Happy Marriage" by Rafael Yglesias. Really beautifully, honestly written.

  20. The Tailored Woman says:

    I just devoured "Fifth Avenue, 5 AM." What a lovely book!

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