Tuesday, January 04, 2011

My 2010 book challenge- I reached 50, and then some!

Well, here is my list of the books I read (and kept track of) in 2010

I'm pretty proud of myself,for having 2 young ACTIVE kiddos, I managed to squeeze in reading time anywhere and everywhere -the car, airplane, bathroom and yes, brushing my teeth! I love to read and read some awesome books this year!

50 Book Challenge: 2010

1. Blame-- Michelle Huneven

2. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress -- Rhoda Janzen

3. Best Friends Forever -- Jennifer Weiner

4. Half Broke Horses -- Jeannette Walls

5. The Broken Window- Jeffery Deaver

6. The Blue Nowhere --Jeffery Deaver

7. Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child--Jane Nelsen Ed.D., Cheryl Erwin and Roslyn Ann Duffy

8. Jamesland --Michelle Huneven

9. The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star – Nikki Sixx with Ian Griffins

10. The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir-- Kao Kalia Yang

11. Open: An Autobiography -- Andre Agassi

12. The Brightest Star in the Sky – Marian Keyes

13. You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: A Love Story--Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn

14. The Overnight Socialite--Bridie Clark

15. Watchlist --Based on an idea by Jeffery Deaver

16. The Swan Thieves --Elizabeth Kostova

17. Think Twice --Lisa Scottoline

18. The Perfect Husband --Lisa Gardner

19. House Rules --Jodi Picoult

20. Missing Mark -- Julie Kramer

21. Hide --Lisa Gardner

22. The Next Thing on my List --Jill Smolinski

23. Chelsea, Chelsea, Bang, Bang -- Chelsea Handler

24. Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen -- Susan Gregg Gilmore

25. Poor Little Bitch Girl -- Jackie Collins

26. The Carrie Diaries -- Candace Bushnell

27. The Burying Place -- Brian Freeman

28. Heart of the Matter --Emily Giffin

29. Baby Proof--Emily Giffin

30. Storm Prey-- John Sanford

31. The Burning Wire --Jeffery Deaver

32. Seven Year Switch--Claire Cook

33. Something Borrowed--Emily Giffin*

34. Broken --Karin Slaughter

35. The Solitude of Prime Numbers --Paolo Giordano

36. Promises to Keep --Jane Green

37. Something Blue --Emily Giffin

38. Ice Cold -- Tess Gerritsen

39. Life's a Beach -- Claire Cook

40. Husband and Wife -- Leah Stewart

41. Immoral --Brian Freeman

42. Summer Blowout --Claire Cook

43. You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation -- Susannah Gora

44. The Forgotten Garden -- Kate Morton

45. They're Watching -- Gregg Hurwitz

46. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo-- Stieg Larsson

47. One Day --David Nicholls

48. Pray for Silence -- Linda Castillo

49. Still Missing --Chevy Stevens

50. Silencing Sam --Julie Kramer

51. Stripped --Brian Freeman

52. Sh*t My Dad Says --Justin Halpern

53. Stalked --Brian Freeman

54. The Girl Who Played with Fire--Stieg Larsson

55. Fly Away Home --Jennifer Weiner

56. Fragile --Lisa Unger

57. Every Last One --Anna Quindlen

58. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest --Stieg Larsson

59. Live to Tell --Lisa Gardner

60. Last Night at Chateau Marmont --Lauren Weisberger

61. The Passage --Justin Cronin

62. The Hunger Games --Suzanne Collins

63. Ape House --Sara Gruen

64. Freedom --Jonathan Franzen

65. ROOM -- Emma Donoghue

66. Before I Fall --Lauren Oliver

67. Edge -- Jeffery Deaver

68. Star Island -- Carl Hiaasen

69. The False Friend -- Myla Goldberg

70. Moonlight Mile -- Dennis Lehane

71. The Reversal --Michael Connelly

72. Unbearable Lightness--Portia de Rossi

73. Rise and Shine--Anna Quindlen *

74. When You Least Expect It --Whitney Gaskell

75. Catching Fire--Suzanne Collins

76. Sleepless in America-- Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

77. Nurture Shock: New Thinking about Children --PO Bronson & Ashley Merryman

78. Mockingjay --Suzanne Collins

79. Who Loves You Best --Tess Stimson

80. 1/3 of the way into A Secret Kept -- Tatiana de Rosney

I discovered I love Brian Freeman (he sets his murder mysteries in Duluth!), Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, I love Jeffery Deaver and "The Blue Nowhere" was my fave of his, I really loved the "Hunger Games" trilogy and "The Passage" (the first in an upcoming trilogy), and the memoir "The Late Homecomer". I started last year with "Blame", which I felt was a really moving and thought provoking read.

I finally read the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series and *myself* found the overrated and not as good as some of the mystery writers listed above.

I also started MANY recommended books (by magazines or people) and returned them to the library for lack of interest on my part -


"The Lonely Polygamist"

"The Postmistress"

"Maybe This Time"

"Late, Late at Night" (a memoir by Rick Springfield, yes, gag me! :))

and a few others.

I'm also part way through many "sensory" child type books- and will list them as I finish them in their entirety!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Just wanted to say how great this is! This is truly amazing. And I love that you shared your list of books. Many of these will be making my library list this year.


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