September 28, 2007

Favorite Book Friday

I’ve kept a record of books I’ve read for the past five years. Each year, I average about fifty books.

This past year, one book from my list stood out.

Although long, this novel left me wishing it wouldn’t end. I lingered over language, so beautifully rendered. The narrator of this book was Death.

With wisdom beyond his years, Markus Zusak created a phenomenal piece of literature in The Book Thief.

You can see an interview with Mr. Zusak here.

This weekend, I’m looking forward to reading one of his earlier novels – I am the Messenger.

What’s on your reading list for this weekend?


Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to reading the Know-it-All by AJ Jacobs, who spent a year reading every inch of the Encyclopedia Brittanica.

Anonymous said...

I read about 50 books a year also.

I loved I Am the Messenger, except for the ending.