Another installment of extreme mini reviews! This one from my Top Ten of 2005:
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale: She came to the library that summer. I'd never heard of her, so I got her book and read it without knowing anything. It blew me away! It had everything! I loved it!
Beauty by Robin McKinley: An awesome retelling of Beauty and the Beast... one, if not the best one, of my favorites.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling: What's there to say about this one? I was part of the craze and read it the day it came out!
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova: I loved this "intellectual" look at the whole vampire/Dracula legend. This book felt real to me and creeped me out in the most perfect way. Loved it.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: It must have been a re-read that year, and it appears it made it to my top ten... again. It's probably about time of another re-read, what do you think?
A Fine Balance by Rohintin Mistry: This book about life in India still sticks with me. Really really moving and eye opening.
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke: I really enjoyed this second book of the trilogy (though not as much as the first) and it ended in a major cliff hanging that made me crazy!
Shirley by Charlotte Bronte: I remember this one having a slow start, but by the end, I was loving it.
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman: A fun essay type book about the love of reading. I really enjoyed it.
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis: A book we read for book club way back when about time traveling back to the plague years. I don't remember whole lot more about it except that it was pretty intense and really good.