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So, it’s time to wrap up 2011 and reflect back on which books meant the most to me this year. Most of these novels were written before 2011, but they were new to me and timeless!
2. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton – I love Wharton so very much.
3. All 7 Harry Potter books – I reread this year for first time and loved them even more than first reading!
4. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson – So perfect for history buffs and lovers of atmosphere.
5. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink – Quite possibly my favorite of 2011. What a powerful little story.
6. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf – This book shocked me. I hated it the first time I read it so dreaded reading for book club, but the second time through was an amazing experience.
8. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley – Upon finishing the novel, I thought I had enjoyed the first Flavia story, but since then I haven’t been able to get her out of my mind! Will catch up on series in 2012!
9. Saturday by Ian McEwan – His ability to turn a phrase is phenomenal. I would read his prose about ANYTHING.
10. The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud – Initially I hated this book, but upon rumination I realized I was deeply affected by it. Some books sneak up on you like that!