Merry Christmas, to those who celebrate it—but it’s also the last Sunday of the year, which means it’s time for my top ten list. As usual, these are my top reads of 2011, not the top published books of 2011. But I’ve also added my favorite film adaptation and my favorite audiobook of the year, since I’ve started really keeping those posts up. I was lucky enough to have a good handful of five star books, but that meant leaving off a lot of four and a half star books that I honestly loved off the list. I invite you to rifle through those categories to your right. And here’s 2010 in review and 2009 in review, if you’re so inclined. I think that’s all the housekeeping, so let’s get started.
A Single Man
based on A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
I had this DVD for about a month from Netflix. I’ve alternately been busy, planning to watch it with friends, and hemming and hawing over devoting a significant amount of time to a film that didn’t even qualify for Page to Screen. Obviously, I was wrong—feeling a little weepy one evening, I decided to devote that useless effort to watching a film and promptly discovered it was based on a book in the first few credit titles. I can only imagine how far my howls of irony sounded. In any case, I was both pleased and relieved that it was well worth the unintentional (I swear!) wait.