From me to you: a list of the best books I read in 2011 (while waiting for the stats)
- The Island by Victoria Hislop
a sweeping family story
- Milagrario pessoal by José Eduardo Agualusa
a love song to the Portuguese language
- Merlot Murders by Ellen Crosby
wine-tasting crime fiction
- Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
my first experience with this author and I was fascinated!
- Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio, by Amara Lakhous
great use of language and great social insight
- Romanitas by Sophia McDougall
a good example of alternate history
- The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
- The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers
defying categorisation, it’s dreamlike and engrossing. And it’s set in Vienna
- Os olhos de Ana Marta by Alice Vieira
storytelling at its best
- Psalm at Journey’s End by Erik Fosnes Hansen
a little jewel of a book
From you to me: a list of books I saw on the blogosphere (since October) and immediately added to my wishlist
- Vanished by Sheela Chari (mentioned by Read Handed)
A book that contains the words berimbau and wyvern in the same story is a must read.
- The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama (mentioned by Joanna)
Japan culture here I come!
- The Drops of God by Tadashi Agi & Shu Okimoto (mentioned by S. Krishna)
A graphic novel about one of my themes for 2011? Cool!
- Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge (mentioned by Alex)
I cannot skip a book that was defined “written as a gushy Valentine to the English language”!
- The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley (also mentioned by Alex)
And it fits my myth-reading-plan too 😉
- Between Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore (mentioned by Shanra)
I didn’t even read the whole review for fear of spoilers…
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (mentioned by Nymeth)
Go and read Nymeth’s post, and see if I’m not right in adding this to my wishlist!