Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Books I read in 2010

I have had a super slow start to the new year in blogging this year. Mainly because I have been crazy busy with work and over the holidays I had no access to the internet to post..
I thought I would get the ball rolling just by posting a list of the books I read last year. I didn't do to badly!
The top of the list is the book I completed most recently.

I am typically not a fan of New Years Resolutions, but I have decided this year if I HAVE a resolutions is is that I am not going to finish every book that I start. To be a little more clear - I have always had this "thing" about finishing books. I will finish a book no matter what. If I start something I don't like it just holds me up because I dawdle and dilly dally and dont just put it down and move on. It is RARE that I don't finish a book. I think in my lifetime it has happened two or three times but I can only actually recall one book by name that I didn't finish... so ANYWAY. This year I resolve to spend my reading time reading books I LIKE and not wasting my time on books I don't like.

Anywhoo.

Here's a list of the books I read last year:

1. Pray for Silence (Kate Burkholder, #2) by Castillo, Linda 2010 date pub edition

2. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Roach, Mary
3. DragonKnight (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #3) by Paul, Donita K.
4. DragonQuest (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #2) by Paul, Donita K.
5. Room by Donoghue, Emma
6. A Recipe for Bees by Anderson-Dargatz, Gail
7. The Hearts of Horses by Gloss, Molly
8. Dragonquest (Pern: Dragonriders of Pern, # 2) McCaffrey, Anne
9. Secret Daughter by Gowda, Shilpi Somaya
10.The Owl Keeper by Brodien-Jones, Christine
11. Ape House by Gruen, Sara
12. The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by Dashner, James
13. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Collins, Suzanne
14. The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1) by Ryan, Carrie
15. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

16. DragonSpell (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #1) by Paul, Donita K.
17. The Book of Lost Things by Connolly, John
18. Road Dogs by Leonard, Elmore
19. A Week in December by Faulks, Sebastian
20. Life Sentences by Lippman, Laura
21. Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Stiefvater, Maggie
22. While My Sister Sleeps by Delinsky, Barbara
23. Souvenir by Fowler, Therese
24. Home Safe by Berg, Elizabeth
25. The Last Time I Saw You by Berg, Elizabeth
26. These Is My Words by Turner, Nancy E.
27. The Choice by Sparks, Nicholas
28. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Tsukiyama, Gail
29. BoneMan's Daughters by Dekker, Ted
30. The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #4) by Scott, Michael
31. East by Pattou, Edith
32. My Name Is Memory by Brashares, Ann
33. The Graveyard Book
34. The Kings of Clonmel (Ranger's Apprentice, #8) by Flanagan, John
35. The Stone Key (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #5)  by Carmody, Isobelle
36. Wavesong (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #5) by Carmody, Isobelle

37. The Keeping Place (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #4) by Carmody, Isobelle
38. Erak's Ransom (Ranger's Apprentice, #7) by Flanagan, John
39. Ashling (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #3) by Carmody, Isobelle
40. The Season of Second Chances
41. Touching Darkness (Midnighters, #2) by Westerfeld, Scott
42. Blue Noon (Midnighters, #3) by Westerfeld, Scott
43. The Magicians by Grossman, Lev
44. The Help by Stockett, Kathryn
45. Obernewtyn (Obernewtyn Chronicles, #1) by Carmody, Isobelle
46. The Siege of Macindaw (Ranger's Apprentice, #6) by Flanagan, John
47. Lamplighter (Monster Blood Tattoo, #2) by Cornish, D.M.
48. The Fire Thief  by Guppy, Stephen

49. Education of a Wandering Man by L'Amour, Louis

50. Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo, #1) by Cornish, D.M.

51. The Sorcerer in the North (Ranger's Apprentice, #5) by Flanagan, John

52. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) by Riordan, Rick

53. Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, #1) by Horowitz, Anthony

54. The Battle for Skandia (Ranger's Apprentice, #4) by Flanagan, John

55. The Icebound Land (Ranger's Apprentice, #3) by Flanagan, John

56. The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice, #2) by Flanagan, John

57. The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1) by Westerfeld, Scott

58. Peeps by Westerfeld, Scott

59. The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1) by Flanagan, John

60. Last Known Victim by Spindler, Erica

61. White Picket Fences by Meissner, Susan

62. Specials (Uglies, #3) by Westerfeld, Scott

63. Pretties (Uglies, #2) by Westerfeld, Scott

64. Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven, #3) by Mull, Brandon

65. The Book of Unholy Mischief by Newmark, Elle

66. Incarceron (Incarceron, #1) by Fisher, Catherine

67. The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search for the Value of His Handicapped Son's Life by Brown, Ian

68. Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Stiefvater, Maggie

69. Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Westerfeld, Scott

70. Hunting Fear (Fear, #1) by Hooper, Kay

71. The Birth House by McKay, Ami

72. Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven, #2) by Mull, Brandon

73. Gravity by Gerritsen, Tess

74. The Scarpetta Factor (Kay Scarpetta, #17) by Cornwell, Patricia

75. Fire (The Seven Kingdoms, #2) by Cashore, Kristin

76. Twice Born (The King's Man #1) by Gedge, Pauline

77. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Hosseini, Khaled

78. Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1) by Mull, Brandon

79.The Song of Kahunsha by Irani, Anosh

80. Iron River by Parker, T. Jefferson

81. Stitches by Small, David

82. Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms, #1) by Cashore, Kristin

83. Cutting for Stone  by Verghese, Abraham

84. Midnight Fugue: A Dalziel and Pascoe Mystery by Hill, Reginald

85. The Ravine by Quarrington, Paul

86. I, Alex Cross (Alex Cross, #16) by Patterson, James

87. City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Clare, Cassandra

88.The Chalk-Circle Man by Vargas, Fred

89.206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, #12) by Reichs, Kathy

90. The Stolen Child author by Donohue, Keith

91.The Retreat by Bergen, David

92. The Bag Lady Papers: The Priceless Experience of Losing It All by Penney, Alexandra

93. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Clare, Cassandra

94. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Clare, Cassandra

95. A Reliable Wife by Goolrick, Robert

96. The Housekeeper and the Professor by Ogawa, Yoko

97. Secrets of Eden by Bohjalian, Chris

98. Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Gabaldon, Diana

99. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Larsson, Stieg

100. Small Beneath The Sky by Crozier, Lorna

101. Love Walked In by Santos, Marisa de los

102. Jackdaws by Follett, Ken

103. The Witch Doctor's Wife by Myers, Tamar

104. Little Bee by Cleave, Chris

105. The Singing by Croggon, Alison

106. The Crow: The Third Book of Pellinor by Croggon, Alison

107. Gideon the Cutpurse (The Gideon Trilogy, #1) by Buckley-Archer, Linda

108. The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #2) by Scott, Michael

4 comments:

pinksheepcafe said...

Hey Julie,

Hope you had a fantastic holiday. Glad to see you are back...was starting to wonder if you fell off the edge of the Earth or something. I think your resolution is the best that anyone could possibly have. Guilt free reading. Don't waste your time with crap!!

Teena in Toronto said...

Good job!

The only one on your list I've read is #98 (years ago).

The Bumbles said...

Holy Cow! Whenever did you find time to read all of those amongst all your courses and studying and to do list projects and family....?!

We have similar titles in our reading lists over the last few years. You've got 2 of my absolute favorites on here - The Book of Lost Things and The Help. I also really enjoyed The Housekeeper and the Professor. I've had Stiff on my list for a while - did you enjoy that one? It sounded so bizarrely interesting.

lovesmukiwa said...

I am amazingly impressed with myself at how much I read but I have to attribvute it to the fact that I read a LOT of young adult titles which are quick and easy reads for me. I doubt I will ever read that much in a year again.