Over the past several months I've been sharing highlights from my old reading journal. I hope these posts have been as enjoyable for you as the memories are for me. Opening my journal to 2004, it was quickly obvious that I spent much of that year reading classics.
My Favorite Books Read in 2004
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
Undine Spragg is one of the most unforgettable characters in all of literature.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
I've read and loved all of Hosseini's novels. Hope he's working on another.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Quite possibly the longest book I've ever read - 1462 pages. Also one of the most exciting.
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
My most surprising read of 2004, I never expected to love this book.
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Still an all-time favorite. Oprah made me read it.
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
(The Forsyte Chronicles #1-3)
I read these nearly 900 pages during a week-long snowstorm. Would love to reread and complete the chronicles in 2016.
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
If you ever decided to tackle historic epic, be sure to read the Nunnally translation.
84,Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
I've read this little gem multiple times, but always a library copy. Maybe I should treat myself...
How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen
Anna Quindlen has been a favorite for decades. I especially love her nonfiction.
by Erik Larson, narrated by Scott Brick
Larson is an "audio author" for me. I plan to listen to Dead Wake next year.
by Alexander McCall Smith, narrated by Lisette Lecat
I listened to several titles in this cozy mystery series. The narration is excellent.
Have you read any of these books? What were you reading in 2004?
Previous Pages From the Past posts can be found here.