Books of 2010

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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?  🙂

  1.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  2.  The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  3.  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”.
  4.  Help by Kathryn Stockett
     — Inspiring, emotional, one-of-a-kind, amazing – READ IT
  5.  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.
  6.  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
  7.  Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  8.  New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
  9.  Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
  10.  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.
  11.  Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
    — Guilty pleasure, cat book.  Touching story that every cat lover will enjoy.
  12.  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    — Didn’t love the characters, but the story was very creative and intense.
  13.  The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
    — Extremely sad, but worth the read.
  14.  The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
    — A little dramatic, but kept me reading until I finished.
  15.  My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    — For every girl who has a sister, very real and emotional story.
  16.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  17.  Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  18.  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
    — FAVORITE of 2010: absolutely brilliant, amazing, LOVED.
  19.  She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
    — Good story, but felt the character was weak and therefore wasn’t moved by everything that happened.
  20.  Little Bee by Chris Cleave
    — Amazing story, of which I knew nothing about until I sat down and read it – in one day.
  21.  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.
  22.  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!

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3 responses »

  1. I love how many books you read this year! And I love that I’ve read most of them too 🙂 I agree with all of your assessments!

  2. Good blog! I actually love how it is easy on my eyes as well as the details are well composed. I am wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your rss feed which really should do the trick! Have a nice day!

  3. Pingback: 2012 Books in Review « Brides, Babies, and Brunch

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