Thursday, March 31, 2011

2011 first quarter favorite

I'm going to spotlight my favorite book of each quarter this year. This is partially to let you know my clear favorites and partially to help me pick my favorite book of the year when 2011 comes to a close. I've read 19 books so far this year. Most of them have been good thanks to my new policy of only accepting books for review that clearly fit my interests. The only book I've abandoned has been Madame Bovary, which I started for a readalong.

So, my favorite book for the first quarter of 2011 is (drum roll please)....

The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld

This was actually a hard decision. The Death Instinct is just the sort of book I go for. It's historical fiction based on true events. The competition, however, was stiff between it and Bent Road by Lori Roy, which I haven't posted my review for yet. They are completely different, yet both had me hooked in the first page. However, with The Death Instinct I think I found a new favorite author for one of my favorite genres. Rubenfeld is both educational and engaging in his reimagining of history. He injects humor into his story too, which I always enjoy.

Have you read The Death Instinct yet? What did you think?

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