10 year anniversary

Yesterday was Sumi’s (my lovely wife) and my 10 year wedding anniversary.

wedding

 

It took me a while to figure out what to do for this event and at the end I decided on two things: First, I booked us a night at the same bed & breakfast where we got married 10 years ago. This was a slightly risky move because there was a chance that the place will not be as wonderful or romantic as we remember, and this will spoil the wonderful memories we have from our wedding day. Luckily this was not the case, and the place was just as wonderful and romantic as we remembered. Second, I decided to buy her a book for each year from 1998 until 2008, and I picked the best book from each year (usually based on the Pulitzer prize). In each book I wrote something about our joint adventures during that year. I will not reveal what I wrote, but the list of books is below.

 

List of books

1998
Philip Roth
American Pastoral

1999
Michael Cunningham
The Hours

2000
Jhumpa Lahiri
Interpreter of Maladies

2001
Michael Chabon
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

2002
Richard Russo
Empire Falls

2003
Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex

2004
Edward P. Jones
The Known World

2005
Marilynne Robinson
Gilead

2006
Geraldine Brooks
March

2007
Cormac McCarthy
The Road

2008
Junot Díaz
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao