Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Teddy's Best of 2010
I read this all the way back in January but it has stuck with me.
WWII fiction at it's finest! Frankie Bard, a reporter in London reports for Edward R. Murrow in th war and war effort while experiencing the nightly bombing raids first hand. Meanwhile, Postmistress, Iris James struggle on the ethics of delivering upseting letter.
Also based in WWII this YA novel is written from the imagined point of view of Peter van Pels's. The boy trapped in the annex with Anne Frank and her family. This is a wouunderful book for both young adults and adults.
The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundarsen
In the 16th and 17th centuries, this is and epic adventure and love story of the emperor of the Mughal Empire and Mehrunnisa, his true love. More historical fiction at it's finest.
Back in 2009 C.W. Gortner dazzled me with his book The Last Queen. In 2010 he did it again with The Confessions of Catherine De Medici. He tells a more balanced story of this powerful and controversial woman in history.