Books Read in 2010

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Well, it’s that time of the year again.  Time to wrap up my books read for the year.   I thought I did really good this year, but I just checked and last year I read 59!  What’s up with the 9 book drop??  I’m still happy with 50 though.  If you want to check out all of my books, look over in the side column and you can see year end book round up for 2007, 2008, and 2009.

1. Shadow Manby Cody McFadyen. 4.5/5
2. The Face of Deathby Cody McFadyen. 4.5/5
3. Why My Third Husband Will Be A Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Womanby Lisa Scottoline. 5/5
4. The Darker Side: A Thrillerby Cody McFadyen. 4.5/5
5. Abandoned: A Thrillerby Cody McFadyen. 4/5
6. Remarkable Creaturesby Tracy Chevalier. 4/5
7. The Little Strangerby Sarah Waters. 4/5
8. Chasing Matisse: A Year in France Living My Dreamby James Morgan. 3.5/5
9. 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Lifeby Cami Walker. 4.5/5
10. The Hand That First Held Mineby Maggie O’Farrell. 4.5/5
11. The Wife’s Tale: A Novel by Lori Lansesn. 4/5
12.What French Women Know: About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the Heart and Mindby Debra Ollivier. 4/5
13.The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag: A Flavia de Luce Mystery (Flavia De Luce Mysteries)by Alan Bradley. 4/5
14. Bloodrootby Amy Greene. 3.5/5
15. Saints in Limboby River Jordan. 4.5/5
16. The Bag Lady Papers: The Priceless Experience of Losing It Allby Alexandra Penney. 4/5
17. Caughtby Harlan Coben. 4.5/5
18. Bite Me: A Love Storyby Christopher Moore. 4/5
19. Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Storyby Christopher Moore. 3/5
20. I Am the Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility by Trisha Meili. 4/5
21. Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl’s Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me?by Jen Lancaster. 3.5/5
22. The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novelby Sarah Addison Allen. 4.5/5
23. Sharp Objects: A Novelby Gillian Flynn. 5/5
24. Dark Places: A Novelby Gillian Flynn. 5/5
25. The Irresistible Henry Houseby Lisa Grunwald. 4/5
26. User I.D. by Jenefer Shute. 3/5
27. A Treasury of Great American Scandals: Tantalizing True Tales of Historic Misbehavior by the Founding Fathers and Others Who Let Freedom Swing by Michael Farquhar. 3/5
28. One Day (Vintage Contemporaries Original)by David Nicholls. 5/5
29. Goldengrove: A Novelby Francine Prose. 3/5
30. Georgia’s Kitchenby Jenny Nelson. 4/5
31. Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoirby Wendy Burden. 4/5
32. Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemensby Andrew Beahrs. 4/5
33. The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Funby Gretchen Rubin. 4/5
34. Room: A Novelby Emma Donoghue. 4.5/5
35. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Homeby Rhoda Janzen. 4.5/5
36. The Family Manby Elinor Lipman. 4.5/5
37. I’d Know You Anywhere: A Novelby Laura Lippman. 5/5
38. Outside the Ordinary Worldby Dori Ostermiller. 4/5
39. The Tale of Despereaux: being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of threadby Kate DiCamillo. 4/5
40. Juliet, Nakedby Nick Hornby. 4/5
41. The Go-Between: A Novel of the Kennedy Yearsby Frederick Turner. 4/5
42. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novelby Tom Franklin. 4/5
43. How Did You Get This Numberby Sloane Crosley. 3/5
44. Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircutby Rob Sheffield. 4/5
45. Herb ‘n’ Lornaby Eric Kraft. 4/5
46. My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Womanby Lisa Scottoline. 5/5
47. Holidays on Iceby David Sedaris. 3/5
48. The Mischief of the Mistletoe: A Pink Carnation Christmasby Lauren Willig. 4.5/5
49. The Devotion of Suspect Xby Keigo Higashino. 4.5/5
50. Hidden Wivesby Claire Avery. 4.5/5


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  1. says

    I so wish I had time to read this much! I guess maybe I do if you consider how many textbooks I read. Pulmonary Pathology by Nathaniel West – -100/5. In case you were wondering.

  2. says

    You think you did really well at 59? You THINK? I think I read 10. (Although I’m proud of myself since only 1/2 of them were parenting manuals.)

    Very impressive, Pam. I’d love to know your favorites. You know…just case you can accomplish 11 this year.

  3. says

    Wow, I am impressed. I can barely keep up with the Science I am sent each week. I need more airplane trips to get those all read. Finished Michael Crichton’s Pirate Latitudes last night here in my hotel bed. Fun read.

  4. says

    I’m very impressed with your ability to read so many books in addition to everything else you do! I only read 29 last year (but I do have a pretty good excuse; we were building a house from February-July). My goal for 2011 is to read at least 40.

    Happy Reading!

  5. says

    What an accomplishment, Pam. Becasue of my eyes I have to use talking books, so it takes much longer to “read” these days. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  6. says

    I don’t even keep track of what I read. I read a lot of periodicals, because my free time is in such short increments. Maybe some day I can get back to devouring books – say, some of the thousands I have in my house!

  7. says

    I’m wondering how you find the time to work full-time, cook, blog, play with kitty cats, drink wine, and read? Do you have a magical secret? I can’t find the time to do all those things and I don’t even have a job! Good for you, Pam!

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