Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What I've Read in 2010

Every January, I set myself a challenge: I will read 100 books this year. Most years, I end up with a list of 60 or 70 titles, but this year I'm actually keeping up with my goals. Here's what I've read so far, with no omissions--not even the most embarrassing supermarket romance novel has been kept off the list. I tend to read four or five books at a time, keeping a balance between literary fiction, romance, young adult fiction, and nonfiction, so that I always have a book to pick up that suits my current mood. Keep in mind that Nora Roberts generally tends to coincide with periods of great stress in my life--I self-medicate with trashy romantic suspense. What have you read lately?

  1. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jaqueline Kelly
  2. Out of Sheer Rage by Geoff Dyer
  3. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  4. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
  5. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers
  6. Song of the West by Nora Roberts
  7. Boundary Lines by Nora Roberts
  8. Prom Nights from Hell by Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michelle Jaffe & etc.
  9. Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
  10. Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halprin
  11. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by M.T. Anderson
  12. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  13. Born in Fire by Nora Roberts
  14. Born in Ice by Nora Roberts
  15. Born in Shame by Nora Roberts
  16. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
  17. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  18. The LIghtning Thief by Rick Riordan
  19. Service Included by Phoebe Damrosch
  20. The House on Tradd Street by Karen White
  21. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  22. Any Which Wall by Laurel Snyder
  23. A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson
  24. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
  25. The House of the Spirits by Isabella Allende
  26. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  27. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  28. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  29. Hotel Paradise by Martha Grimes
  30. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle
  31. Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts
  32. Lord of the Far Island by Victoria Holt
  33. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
  34. Band Geek Love by Josie Bloss
  35. The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin
  36. Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
  37. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
  38. Truly, Madly by Heather Webber
  39. Runaway by Meg Cabot
  40. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Meg Cabot
  41. The Old Man and Me by Elaine Dundy
  42. Wild Life by Molly Gloss
  43. Genuine Lies by Nora Roberts
  44. Geektastic Ed. by Holly Black and Cecil Castelucci
  45. Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore
  46. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  47. Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan
  48. Betsy and the Great World by Maud Hart Lovelace
  49. An Off Year by Claire Zulkey
  50. Betsy’s Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace

1 comment:

Alanna said...

Ratings and suggestions, please!