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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Booking Through Thursday

Questions of the day:
What’s the best book you read this year? Worst? Favorite?

Best book I read this year: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.  (Can you believe I have never read this book, The Great American Novel, before?)

Worst book I read: The Human Stain by Philip Roth. (Perhaps it is because of all the critical acclaim it received but it was a very difficult book to read and I was very disappointed. I did finish it, however.  There were other books that I abandoned mid-book.  I guess one of those really should be the worst.)

Favorite book of the year:  Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes.  (I love, love, love this book and it seems like no one else has read it.)

What are your answers to the above questions?


  1. I found it difficult to choose best of the best. Worst of the worst was easier. My Booking Through Thursday.

  2. I've never read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn either. One of my goals for next year is to read at least two classics so that I can get caught up on all those books I missed out on as a kid.


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