Books Read in 2010

Favorite fiction reads in 2010

Favorite nonfiction/memoir reads in 2010

2010 Hall of Shame

2010 Miscellaneous Best/Worst


My goal for the year is to read 50 books (and no, I’m not counting the children’s books)!  The books with the asterisk are ones I listened to on audiobook.

  1. Book of Clouds by Chloe Aridjis [review]
  2. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange [review]
  3. Little Bee by Chris Cleave* [review]
  4. Lord of the Flies by Sir William Golding* [review]
  5. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan* [review]
  6. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks [review]
  7. Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism by N. W. Aronowitz, E. B. Bernstein [review]
  8. Lowboy by John Wray [review]
  9. Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
  10. Green Witch by Alice Hoffman [review]
  11. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen [review]
  12. Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti [review]
  13. Brownsville by Oscar Casares [review]
  14. War Dances by Sherman Alexie [review]
  15. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin* [review]
  16. How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely [review]
  17. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri [review]
  18. The Crime of Father Amaro by José Maria Eça de Queirós [review]
  19. Try to Remember by Iris Gomez [review]
  20. Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy [review]
  21. Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille [review]
  22. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro [review]
  23. Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry by Tiffany M. Gill [review]
  24. Hot Water Music by Charles Bukowski [review]
  25. A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster by Wendy Moffat [review]
  26. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok* [review]
  27. Tinkers by Paul Harding [review]
  28. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates*
  29. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender [review]
  30. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [review]
  31. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  32. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie [review]
  33. Cleaving by Julie Powell
  34. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee [review]
  35. Malinche by Laura Esquivel [review]
  36. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne [review]
  37. Amigoland by Oscar Casares [review]
  38. African Americans Doing Feminism: Putting Theory into Everyday Practice, ed. by Aaronette M. White [review]
  39. The Adventures of Cancer Bitch by S. L. Wisenberg [review]
  40. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart [review]
  41. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen [review]
  42. Everything is Going to be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour by Rachel Shukert [review]
  43. Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange & Ifa Bayeza [review]
  44. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan [review]
  45. Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans [review]
  46. Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran [review]
  47. The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide by Eva Talmadge and Justing Taylor [review]
  48. The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance by Elna Baker [review]
  49. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie [review]
  50. Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea [review]
  51. Good Porn: A Woman’s Guide by Erika Lust [review]
  52. Substitute Me by Lori L. Tharps [review]
  53. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak* [review]
  54. Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus [review]
  55. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
  56. The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield [review]
  57. One Day by David Nicholls [review]
  58. Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates [review]
  59. Caribou Island by David Vann [review]
  60. Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau [review]
  61. Celebrity Chekhov by Ben Greenman [review]
  62. The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek [review]
  63. Just Kids by Patti Smith
  64. Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation ed. by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman
  65. The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas ed. by Robin Harvie and Stephanie Meyers [review]
  66. Animal Farm by George Orwell [review]
  67. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot [review]
  68. American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt by Daniel Rasmussen [review]
  69. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  70. The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas [review]
  71. As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto ed. by Joan Reardon [review]
  72. Drown by Junot Díaz [review]

Children’s Books:

  1. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  3. The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle
  4. Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett
  5. 600 Black Spots by David A. Carter
  6. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss
  7. Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
  8. Airport by Byron Barton
  9. Five Green and Speckled Frogs by Priscilla Burris
  10. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback
  11. ¡Bravo! by Ginger Foglesong Guy [review]
  12. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

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