Sunday, January 2, 2011

Books Read 2010

Since I've been enjoying other people's lists of the books they read in 2010, I decided to post my own list, too.

The following are all the books I read in the past year, except for most of the picture books—I read a lot of picture books and don't always remember to add them to my Goodreads list, which is how I keep track of my reading these days. The notation "A" following an item means I listened to the audiobook, and "R" means it was a reread. Over the past year or so I discovered the joy of re-experiencing well-loved books in their audio versions, which has been an incredible treat. Especially the Lois McMaster Bujold books, and especially the Miles Vorkosigan titles, which are not only all wonderful in their own right but are narrated by the absolutely perfect Grover Gardner. (If you are new to Miles and want to experience the awesomeness for yourself, I recommend starting with Shards of Honor [available individually as an audiobook or packaged with Barrayar in the printed compilation Cordelia's Honor] and reading in internal chronological order, which is different from order of publication.) (Actually, what I really recommend is reading all the books in print first, then waiting a few years and going back and re-experiencing them as audiobooks. But I realize that's probably asking a lot.)

Aaaaaaanyway... here's the list.
  1. A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
  2. Stitches by David Small
  3. Night Road by A. M. Jenkins
  4. Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
  5. Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
  6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  7. Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold (A, R)
  8. The Declaration by Gemma Malley
  9. The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts (R)
  10. Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold (A, R)
  11. Writing Fantasy Fiction by Sarah Lefanu
  12. Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold (A, R)
  13. Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy by Gardner R. Dozois
  14. Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
  15. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (A)
  16. Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary (A)
  17. Redwall by Brian Jacques
  18. Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles
  19. Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold (A, R)
  20. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott (A)
  21. The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson
  22. The Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer
  23. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home (Season 8, Vol. 1) by Joss Whedon (et al)
  24. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future For You (Season 8, Vol. 2) by Joss Whedon (et al)
  25. Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life by Terry Brooks
  26. Sabriel by Garth Nix (A)
  27. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  28. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (A)
  29. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  30. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (A)
  31. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley (R)
  32. The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan
  33. The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1) by Michael Buckley
  34. Hate That Cat: A Novel by Sharon Creech
  35. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams (A)
  36. The Uninvited by Tim Wynne-Jones
  37. Brontorina by James Howe
  38. The Wizard Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #2) by Cinda Williams Chima
  39. Well Wished by Franny Billingsley
  40. Dramarama by E. Lockhart
  41. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (A)
  42. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  43. ttyl by Lauren Myracle
  44. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (R)
  45. Passage (The Sharing Knife, #3) by Lois McMaster Bujold
  46. Under The Dome by Stephen King (A)
  47. Horizon (The Sharing Knife, #4) by Lois McMaster Bujold
  48. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold (A, R)
  49. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (A, R)
  50. Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card
  51. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (A)
  52. Persuasion by Jane Austen (A)
  53. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (A)
  54. Sacred Scars (A Resurrection of Magic, #2) by Kathleen Duey
  55. CryoBurn by Lois McMaster Bujold (A)
  56. The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
  57. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (A)
  58. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (A, R)
  59. The Gingerbread Girl by Stephen King (A)
  60. The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12; A Memory of Light, #1) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Reading now (started in 2010, but not yet finished): Scrawl by Mark Shulman and Northanger Abbey (A) by Jane Austen.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Mik! Sixty books in a year is quite an accomplishment!