Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2011

Top Ten Tuesday


10. The Tommyknockers (Stephen King). While not a bad book, it was certainly not King’s best. It may not even have been on my top ten list had I had more time for pleasure reading this year.


9. Beowulf. Not much to say here, it’s Beowulf. It’s exciting and fun and timeless. In fact, I think the only book better in its genre is…


8. The Odyssey. While not typically my cup of tea, I found this classic engaging and inspiring, to the point where sections of the myth will be making it into the Engen Universe soon…


7. Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King). The most recent book of four novellas didn’t disappoint.


6. The Divine Ryans (Wayne Johnston). Simply the best Newfoundland set novel I have ever read. Award winning for a reason.


5. Hunting Humans (Elliot Leyton). A study on every major serial killer in the 20th century? My type of bedtime reading. 😉


4. In Sorcery’s Shadow (Paul Stoller). An ethnography so good you’ll forget it’s an ethnography.


3. Shot in the Heart (Mikal Gilmore). A family history written by the surviving brother of a notorious killer, filled with “real” supernatural accounts? This is the scariest “true” book I’ve ever read.


2. The Color Purple (Alice Walker). I expected it to amaze me, and it surpassed my expectations.


1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Ken Kessy). Simply one of the best books I’ve ever read. Necessary reading.

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One response to “Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2011

  1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I might even read it again soon since it’s been years since I’ve read it.

    Nice blog, Matt. Happy New Year.

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