Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to read in 2011

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists. 

Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that we link back to The Broke and the Bookish on our own Top Ten Tuesday post AND post a comment on their post with a link to our Top Ten Tuesday post to share with all those who are participating.If you can't come up with ten, don't worry about it---post as many as you can!

So, here are the top ten books I resolve to read in 2011...


  1. Muslim Women Reformers by Lichter
  2. Secret Life of Henrietta Lacks by Skloot
  3. Born Under a Million Shadows by Busfield
  4. When the Stars go Blue by Ferrer
  5. A book about Idi Amin 
  6. The Secret Daughter by Gowda
  7. Death Instinct by Rubenfeld
  8. Little Bee by Cleave (actually I just finished this book this morning)
  9. The Cellist of Sarajevo by Galloway
  10. Little Princes by Grennan

7 comments:

Anne Bennett said...

Did you like Little Bee? It was touted as the next Kite Runner but I didn't think the book was all that.

Anne Bennett said...

*New Follower. I am also a high school teacher-librarian. :)

Helen's Book Blog said...

Anne--Welcome to my blog and thank you for following! I'll go check out yours right now. I don't know if Little Bee is the next Kite Runner, but I really liked it. I think it will expose some people to issues they had never considered, which is a really good thing.

Aarti said...

Woohoo, already finished one of the books on your list! That's fabulous :-) I also have the Muslim Women Reformers book and hope to read it this year, though I don't know when...

Helen's Book Blog said...

Aarti--The Muslim Women Reformers is dense. I am about 100 pages in and it is A LOT of information!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I like your list. The only book I've read on it was Little Bee (which I found to be just so-so...but, hey, that could be me).

I'm a new follower!

Here's my list of books I will read in 2011: http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2011/01/top-ten-books-i-resolve-to-read-in-2011.html

Helen's Book Blog said...

Deb--Thank you for following! I really liked Little Bee, but I could see how it wouldn't appeal to everyone.