(I loved Reverb10, where I was sent a writing prompt every day of December. It was a great way to reflect on the year and set some goals. Alas, Reverb11 is not going to happen unless I do it. So, I’ve collected the prompts from last year, exchanged a few of my own, and will select one every day.)
Prompt: Best Book. What’s the best book you read in 2011?
Last year I was determined to record every book I read. I was going to post a little bit about it on the blog – one for each day of National Book Month. I even went so far as to write a few Amazon reviews. Faced with this question, now, however, I am at a loss to name one in any real detail. And it’s even a prompt I made up, too.
I loved the book a friend recommended as a model for the book we could write together.
I loved the book I picked up on a whim because I liked the cover and the contents were like a little prose poem.
I loved the book that completely messed with my world view.
I loved the book that I threw across the room at the end.
I loved the teen novels that will soon be a movie.
I loved the gardening manual.
I’ve loved a lot of books this year. And that’s the mark of a good year.