Lists, Loves, and Things to Remember about the Books I have Read

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Best Books 2000

The first year I started a best books list was 2000. I typed up the list and handed it out to friends. It was great to take stock of the year's books and proclaim one as the best of the year. I must mention that I am not concerned with what year the book was published, rather it the time period I read it in that counts.

In my calendar journal I keep track of all the books I have read that year. When I finish reading a book I write it down in the space for the day I finished it.

Per my records I read 88 books in the year 2000. I think that might be an all time high.


1. The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
2. Motherland by Fern Schumer Chapman
3. Operating Instructions by Annie Lamott
4. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
5. 50 Acres and a Poodle by Jean Marie Laskas
6. Open House by Elizabeth Berg
7. My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
8. I Closed My Eyes by Michele Weldon
9. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
10. Second Hand by Michael Zadoorian


Se'Lah said...

Hi Laura:

I also love reading. Thanks for sharing this list.

I also wanted to take a moment to thank you for stopping by my Necessary Room and for participating in the *gift of jewels* giveaway. January 7th comes with big announcements but until then, there are 6 other gifts featured in the giveaway. Hope you win something.

Patti said...

Hi Laura...It's so welcoming over here- love the decorations!!! They are so...me! (lol) Congrats on the new blog!

Jon Lee said...

Hi Laura. Thank you for your kind words about my blog. I think Elizabeth Berg would be marvelous to hear read. I love her books. This is a lovely blog. Hopefully, see you at Inspired Needle next Tuesday, weather permitting.

Jon Lee

beth said...

I love your new space...it's so you !

and I just finished a book I loved....I'm not sure if it's your kind of book, but I know you are open to try just about anything....

you're so crazy that way :)

anyhow...it is called....love the one you're with

Barb said...

Nice idea Laura! Love your lists and it will be nice to have them all in one place!

Staci said...

Reading is a serious passion of mine!! I loved #3, 4, and 6!!

Nan of Letters From a Hill Farm directed me towards your blog and I'm so glad that she did!! I will be back often!!

Relyn said...

I've already been thinking about my list for this year. Thanks, once again, for this wonderful idea.

Nan said...

I just read a letter to Bookmarks Magazine (I subscribe and highly recommend it!) concerning books 'finished and wish I hadn't' -
'I nominate The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus lll. If I'd been suicidal, the ending of that book would have pulled the trigger for me.'
I thought you'd love that, Laura, since you liked the book so much. :<)