In no particular order (I’ll try to be better in 2011) here are the books I read in 2010 — I’m definitely forgetting some, but again, maybe a 2011 resolution? 🙂
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
- The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
— All three were incredible; the writing engaging. My only complaint, is that all three took about 60 pages to hook me. Not sure I would have continued if I hadn’t heard about that already and that they “get much better”.
- Help by Kathryn Stockett
— Inspiring, emotional, one-of-a-kind, amazing – READ IT
- Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
— I’ve read all 4 of Emily Giffin’s books and this didn’t disappoint. Great girly, easy beach read.
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
— Read for book club, thought was terrible boring would not recommend – could barely finish it
- Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
- New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
- Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
- Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
— I know, I know – Twilight, seriously!? YES. Aside from the so-so writing, these were freaking addictive. I couldn’t put them down, was hooked from page one, and wish there were more.
- Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
— Guilty pleasure, cat book. Touching story that every cat lover will enjoy.
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
— Didn’t love the characters, but the story was very creative and intense.
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
— Extremely sad, but worth the read.
- The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
— A little dramatic, but kept me reading until I finished.
- My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
— For every girl who has a sister, very real and emotional story.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
— FAVORITE of 2010: absolutely brilliant, amazing, LOVED.
- She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
— Good story, but felt the character was weak and therefore wasn’t moved by everything that happened.
- Little Bee by Chris Cleave
— Amazing story, of which I knew nothing about until I sat down and read it – in one day.
- Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
— Although I knew the ending as it is a true story and the author is well-known in NYC, it captured my attention and kept me reading into the night.
- Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
— Stories of the Holocaust always interest me, but I really enjoyed the writing of this one and how two lives intertwined into once.
And there you have it! I hope to read the same amount, if not more, in 2011 – first on the list, The Room, by Emma Donoghue. Happy Reading!