"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".
It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my
lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other
bloggers who share their lists here.
This week, our topic is Comfort Reads (Share which books or kinds of books you turn to when you need to escape. You can either share specific titles if you love to re-read, or you could share qualities of books you look for in a comfort read.)
This was another tough subject for me. I like challenges, I love books that have more than 500 pages, I love classics, Nobel Prize Winners, Peace Prize Winners, anything that is not too easy. I can escape the real world best when I read about it. Weird, but there you are. And I've already done my favourite Nobel Prize Winning Books last year (see here). However, there are other prizes where I like to read the latest winners or some from former winners. I know many of you will disagree that these could be comfort reads. But yes, they often give me great comfort because I realize how well off I am.
None of these authors has received the Nobel Prize though I believe they would all be worthy of it.
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi "Half of a Yellow Sun" - 2006 - Women's Prize for Fiction
Doerr, Anthony "All the Light We Cannot See" - 2014 - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Hansen, Dörte "This House is Mine" (GE: Altes Land) - 2015 - Favourite (German) Independent Books and several other German prizes
Kingsolver, Barbara "The Poisonwood Bible" - 1998 - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (finalist)
Leky, Mariana "What You Can See From Here" (GE: Was man von hier aus sehen kann) - 2017 - Favourite (German) Independent Books
Lenz, Siegfried "The German Lesson" (GE: Deutschstunde) - 1967 - Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and several other prizes, i.a. Goethe Price and Thomas Mann Prize
Myers, Benjamin "The Offing" - 2019 - Favourite (German) Independent Books and The Times Book of the Year Award
Owens, Delia "Where the Crawdads Sing" - 2018 - Favourite (German) Independent Books and The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers
Powers, Richard "The Overstory" - 2018 - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, MAN Booker Prize Shortlist, William Dean Howells Medal and several others
Whitehead, Colson "Underground Railroad" - 2016 - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Award for Fiction plus several other awards
As always, I'm really looking forward to the other comfort reads. I know we will all have a different view and share different books. I hope one or another will find one of my books interesting.
📚 Happy Reading! 📚