Thursday, December 29, 2011

Great Reads of 2011!

It's that time again!  The time when  I write down - in no particular order - which books were most-enjoyed by me this year; the ones I recommend you get your nose into next year.

1.  'He Died With A Felafel in His Hand.' by John Birmingham
2.  'Red Dog' by Louis de Bernieres
3.   'The Bee-Loud Glade' by Steve Himmer
4.   'Other Colours' by Orhan Pamuk
5.   'The Bro Code' by Barney Stinson & Matt Kuhn
6.   'Blockade Billy' by Stephen King 
7.  'Old Man and the Sea' by Ernest Hemmingway
8.  'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho

So, there you have it, my list of recommended reading.  Some of them you may have read, some you may not have heard of.  However, I did enjoy reading all the books I read this year.  I know they don't seem like many, but there were some complex reads this year; and there's one I'm slogging through now and I'm taking my time because I'm really enjoying it!  So, until the next time I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  Until my next post, happy reading! 


  1. I really want to try a Paulo Coelho book, I think I have 11 Minutes to give a go.

    I haven't heard of many but recognise a few authors.

  2. I've been reading a lot of different and unusual books lately, and 'The Bro Code' is one of the most popular books around - or so I've been told. And women have been buying it the most. So, when I got my hands on it, I found that I knew a lot of the rules... however I also noticed that my brother used one of those rules on me by not letting any of is bros date me. How mean is that?

  3. I haven't heard of many of the books you've posted! I'll have to check them out. 'He Died With A Felafel in His Hand.' by John Birmingham caught my curiosity!

  4. The Bro Code by Barney Stinson is a humorous book that details about 150 rules that a brother or the colloquial ¿bro¿ should live by. Some of the rules include guidelines that dictates etiquette and morality of a bro. Although the book presents itself at first as a series of purely sexist one liners, there are occasional valuable rules that dictate rules that provide important structural guidelines to being a good friend and a bro. Don't pass this book up too quickly thinking that its content is purely a mixture of the moral code of a college frat boy.