Year-end Book Roundup: 2010

Books Read in 2010:
1. CauseWired by Tom Watson
2. Heresy by S.J. Parris
3. Dreaming Again edited by Jack Dann
4. Malice by Chris Wooding
5. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
6. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
7. No Greater Sacrifice by John Stipa
8. I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies) by Laurie Notaro
9. Stupid History by Leland Gregory
10. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
11. The Blind Geometer/The New Atlantis by Kim Stanley Robinson/Ursula K. Le Guin
12. A Secret Atlas by Michael A. Stackpole
13. Bones of the Moon by Jonathan Carroll
14. BookCrossing Though Middle-Earth by Skyring
15. Death Comes as Epiphany by Sharan Newman
16. The Fire Within by Chris D’Lacey
17. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
18. Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris
19. Marooned in Fraggle Rock by David Young
20. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
21. Brothel by Alexa Albert
22. A Golfer’s Tail by Roscoe Watkins
23. Juliet by Anne Fortier
24. Leaving Fishers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
25. The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
26. Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary by Vivian Cook
27. Some Fools, A Turtle and Queen Elizabeth by A. M. Lascurain
28. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
29. The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight by Gina Ochsner
30. Don’t Know Much About History by Kenneth C. Davis
31. Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson
32. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
33. The Immortal Ones by John F. Ferrer
34. Time of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
35. Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson
36. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
37. Jack Fell Down by Kenneth Underwood
38. Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer
39. A Place to Die by Dorothy James
40. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
41. The Creative Writer’s Survival Guide by John McNally
42. Moominpappa’s Memoirs by Tove Jansson
43. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, vol. 1 by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim
44. Heroes A2Z #1: Alien Ice Cream by David Anthony and Charles David
45. Knightscares #1: Cauldron Cooker’s Night by David Anthony and Charles David

Books Listened to in 2010:
1. The Taking by Dean Koontz
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
3. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
4. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
5. Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh
6. Messenger by Lois Lowry
7. The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz
8. The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
9. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
10. Absolute Power by David Baldacci
11. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
12. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (abridged)
13. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
14. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
15. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
16. Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
17. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
18. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
19. Looking for Alaska by John Green
20. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
21. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
22. Holes by Louis Sachar
23. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
24. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
25. The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
26. Good Harbor by Anita Diamant
27. Anthem by Ayn Rand
28. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
29. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
30. Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine
31. Rules by Cynthia Lord
32. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
33. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
34. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
35. Paper Towns by John Green
36. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
37. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Books Started but Not Finished
* The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (left on a plane – whoops!)
* Making History by Stephen Fry (couldn’t follow it)
* The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (never did encounter any plot)
* The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (it was just too stupid)
* Atonement by Ian McEwan (disc 4 of audiobook too scratched)
* Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner (disc 5 of audiobook too scratched)

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  1. Yay for holidays on ice and high fidelity!

    • I expected to love Holidays on Ice (Sedaris always has me laughing), but High Fidelity was an unexpected treat. I don’t often pick up books based on their movies, but I’m glad I did in this case.

  2. Hi, neighbor! Excellent, I love books! I don’t know a lot of these though, but I have read Twilight, Nanny Diaries, Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Holes, Number the Stars, Can You Keep a Secret? and Messenger.

    Number the Stars was my favorite book as a kid. Memory Keeper’s Daughter is really good, if you get a chance to finish it!

    I’ve read 100 books before, but I have been quite lazy in the book area in the last few years, so seeing your long list is nice. I’m pretty determined to read 100 again this year though, except it’s four days into this year and I’m still technically finishing Gulliver’s Travels from last year.. oops. Probably not the best start!

    I’m going to add your blog to my feed reader!

    -allthisbeauty from SB

    • I’ve never read 100 books in a year, and without audiobooks I can’t imagine I’d come anywhere close! Though I spend a fair amount of time reading, I read *very* slowly.

      I actually got my hands on another copy of Memory Keeper’s Daughter, but I think at this point it’s been long enough (I left it on the plane back in April) that I’ll have to start over from scratch. But that’s not so bad. :)

      I read Gulliver’s Travels a couple years ago. I was surprised by how well the humor stood up after so many years.

  3. You’ve been such a productive reader! I’m impressed. (I didn’t even get to 25 books in 2010 :P.)

    Aimee (darzy30 – swapbot)

  4. Wow, what an extensive and diverse reading list! Fun! :)
    Names that jump out at me: Marjane Satrapi, Isaac Asimov, Fyodor Dostoevsky.
    Asimov and Dostoevsky are just personal favorites. Satrapi is a source of intrigue: I’m familiar with her Persepolis series (and the film that followed), but that’s it!
    How was Embroideries? Maybe you’ve already written a review here and I just have to go looking. :)
    Have you come across Persepolis? I’d definitely recommend it… A girl’s coming-of-age story, told in the time of the Iranian Revolution.
    Anyway, thanks for sharing! I’m gonna go check out the rest of your blog. ;)
    xo, Kitty

    • Persepolis is on my wish list (that is, the list of books I want to read but don’t physically have in my possession) at the moment. I’ll save you the trouble of searching for my review of Embroideries: http://melydia.zoiks.org/2010/09/embroideries/ :)

      You know, I enjoyed Dostoevsky more than I thought I would (I’ve found I have very limited patience for novels published before about 1930), but I still couldn’t figure out why Crime and Punishment was just so darned LONG! :)

  5. You remind me I’ve forgotten to publish my list of books I’ve read in the last 2 months of 2010!

    I’ve also read High Fidelity this year, but none of the others on your list. So many books, so little time!

    Lexidh@Swapbot.com

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