December 30, 2011

Top 11 of 2011 - #1

My #1 favorite book of 2011 is: 

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

Oh, how I love this book!
Read my review

Description from Goodreads

"basis, n.

There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself.

If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment
does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face.
How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time."

2 comments:

Annette said...

I loved this book too. I think it's a great coffee table book. it's fun to just pick it up and flip open to a random page.

Jennie said...

I really need to read this book. Everyone raves about it!

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