Sunday, April 11, 2010

Monday: Mailbox/Musings/Whereabouts

Musing Mondays2
What elements do you think lands a book in that ‘best’ category? Think of your top 5 best books and tune in next week to see the collated list.

For the best book category, there has to be some criterias. I think, great story line, good plotting, wonderful charactisation and plausible settings are essential. It has to hold interest till the end and also long after reading it.

I like to talk about good books to anyone who can listen to me. Mostly perfect strangers. It gives me high if someone buys a book on my recommendations.

I don't believe I can list 5 best books. I have too many in my list. However, in the recent weeks, I read the following great books:

The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Mind you these are only two books out of too many!

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Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia.

I did not receive anything this past week.

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In the past week:
I finished:


The Cutting by James Hayman
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

I am in midst of
none

I posted reviews of:

The Murderer's Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers


12 comments:

bermudaonion said...

It is hard to name just 5 books that you love, isn't it? My book week was slow and I think next week will be even slower.

Staci said...

I'll be reading the Murderer's Daughters next week...can't wait!

caite said...

I loved the two books you listed, although they would not make my top 5, and I agree it is very hard to pick.

But I gave it A GO! lol

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I'm going to have to read this set.

Here is mine

dolcebellezza said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. I personally found it a great disappointment, but I know I'm in a huge minority.

Stan Ski said...

About time I visited...
The last novel I read (a few weeks ago) was The Tesseract by Alex Garland - author of The Beach.

pussreboots said...

I received one book last week and none the previous week. My post is here.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

My mailbox has been slow also but that's okay. I am using the time to catch up on the books that are here. Have a great week!

Lori said...

I can't list 5, the others will get jealous. [Here's Mine].

fredamans said...

Here is my mailbox; http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/in-my-mailbox_10.html

and my musing; http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/musing-best-books.html

Suko said...

I read the first in Larsson's trilogy, but not the second one yet. Actually, I started it a few months ago but didn't get very far into the book. With your recommendation now, I am more apt to pick it up again, sooner rather than later.

Serena said...

sounds like you've been busy reading...wow...and just those 2 books...fantastic.