Have you seen this yet? Lost in Books seems to be the blogger who started this fun challenge, and I’m beginning to see it popping up around the blog-o-sphere. Not that I need another challenge…but this one looks like a fun way to talk about books.
Day 1 – Best Book You Read Last Year
The Lizard Cage, by Karen Connelly
Karen Connelly won the 2007 Orange Prize for New Writers for The Lizard Cage – and it is evident why she won this prize. This is an amazing piece of literary fiction (read my review). Set in Burma, this is a book that still haunts me.
Have you read this book? Have you read anything by Karen Connelly? Have you read any good books set in Burma?
Day 2 – A Book that You’ve Read More Than 3 Times
The Stand, by Stephen King
Stephen King is one of my favorite authors – I love how he has a firm grasp of place, and his character development is awesome. But, even more importantly, he is the consummate story teller. I read The Stand the first time when it was initially released in hardcover. I picked it up again several years later and and was not disappointed. The last time I read this book was about 10 years ago – I read the full, uncut version and again loved it. Don’t be surprised it this one comes up on my reading list once again!
Have you read The Stand? Have you read any other books by Stephen King? What makes you pick up a book for a re-read?