Santa didn’t bring a lot of books this year – but he did bring some really nice ones so it’s okay. I’m not mad at him. I found three books under the tree and I’m hoping to read them all in 2012.
Stephen King: 11.22.63
New York Times has picked this novel as one of the 5 best fiction novels in 2011. I’m not sure if a King novel has been put on this list before? – but it’s impressive. And King is one of my favorite novelists. I started reading him as a teenager and have read him regularly since. I think he’s a wonderful story teller. This novel is about a man who gets to go back in time to stop Lee Harvey Oswald. It sounds very promising!!!
Jean M. Auel: Hulernes Sang (The Land of Painted Caves)
I started reading the Earth’s Children series way back, back when I wasn’t able to read them in the original English so I have the entire series now in the Danish translation. I loved the Clan of the Cave Bear, the next two was good as well – but I lost momentum with The Plains of Passage. It was sooooo boring! I hope to read both The Shelters of Stone and The Land of Painted Caves this year and finally finish Ayla’s story.
Victor Hugo: Les Miserables
The last couple of years, I’ve gotten a classic novel from my boyfriend. Previous books have been War and Peace, The Brothers Karamazov and Madame Bovary. This year it’s Victor Hugo’s famous novel in a beautiful hardcover edition. I can’t wait to read this one! But wow – 1432 pages …!