Monday, December 27, 2010

My Year of Reading - A List

Oh, how the time does fly! I can't believe it's been almost three months since my last blog post. It's not like I haven't been reading interesting books or haven't had interesting ideas for blog posts. I just haven't been making the time for writing, and I have no excuses for it except laziness and procrastination. Reading is about the only thing that I don't procrastinate in doing.

I read 46 books this year plus half of two others. I could only bear half of American Gods, and I'm halfway finished with Middlemarch, which I will finish in the next week or so. My list is below.

Book club selections
  1. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
  2. Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
  3. Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi
  4. The Hour Between by Sebastian Stuart
  5. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
  6. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  7. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  8. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  9. Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
  10. Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer
Other books I chose to read:
  1. The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black
  2. The Likeness by Tana French
  3. A Mercy by Toni Morrison
  4. Diamond Dust & Other Stories by Anita Desai
  5. Innocent Blood by P.D. James
  6. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
  7. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
  8. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (only read 1/2)
  9. Middlemarch by George Eliot (still reading, half finished)
Kids/young adult books:
  1. Matched by Ally Condie
  2. Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  3. Nothing by Janne Teller
  4. True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  5. The Eternal Smile: Three Stories by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim
  6. Burnout by Rebecca Donner
  7. Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes by Lisa Greenwald
  8. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  9. Kendra by Coe Booth
  10. You by Charles Benoit
  11. Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
  12. Pedro and Me by Judd Winick
  13. Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castelucci
  14. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  15. Out of Mind by Sharon Draper
  16. Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
  17. On Pointe by Lorie Ann Grover
  18. Liar by Justine Larbalestier
  19. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
  20. Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
  21. All the Broken Pieces by Ann Burg
  22. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  23. Ruined: A Ghost Story by Paula Morris
  24. Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman
  25. The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks
  26. The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan
  27. Fancy White Trash by Marjetta Geerling
  28. Understanding the Holy Land by Mitch Frank
  29. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Hopefully, I'll find the time this week to blog about which were my most favorite and least favorite reads as well as my reading plans for the new year. For now, though, I'm going to bed to continue my reading of Middlemarch, which I'm thoroughly enjoying. Later.