For today's top ten topic, The Broke and The Bookish are asking us to choose our favourite ten books from those we've read so far in 2013. I didn't realize what a good reading year it has been until I started making the list.
Here are my top ten, in no particular order:
The Bridge of San Louis Rey (Thornton Wilder) - Unusual story, wonderful writing. Won the Pulitzer Prize 1929. If you haven't read it, do!
I Capture The Castle (Dodie Smith) - I absolutely loved this story of a girl and her somewhat odd family living in a run down castle in rural England. So glad I found it.
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) - great writing, amazing story
The Return of the Prodigal Son (Henry Nouwen) - beautiful, eye-opening, profound
Elizabeth The Queen (Sally Bedell Smith) - reading this was a highlight of my year!
Middlemarch (George Eliot) - I had been warned I'd be bored but that didn't happen. I loved it!
Sophie’s World (Jostein Gaarder) - an incredible novel that includes within the story a history of philosophy. This one went on my list of "Best Books I've Ever Read".
How about you? What are your favourites from the first half of 2013?