Three More Books

Oops. I left three books off my my "Best Reads 2011" list last week.  Here they are:

The Places in Between, by Rory Stewart. In 2002 (!) Stewart walked across Afghanistan with a dog. That should be all you need to know to make you you grab this book and read it!

Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language, by Deborah Fallows.  This is a wonderful story of the dangers and delights of learning Chinese.  Another one of those books that prompted me to mutter, "I wanted to write that book!"

River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard. Following his defeat in a third party bid for a second shot at the presidency in 1912, Teddy Roosevelt sets out with a team of explorers to map an uncharted river in the Amazon jungle. You'll have a hard time putting it down.

What were your favorite books of the year? 

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