Monday, May 2, 2011

Books I read in 2010

I know that 2010 was SOOO five months ago, but I never took the opportunity to brag about all the books I read last year. Please know that this is just a list of books a read, and not a list of books I recommend. I didn't enjoy all of these and one I even left off because I was sure that someone would look at it on the list and go check it out thinking I recommended it to them, when truely, I would never recommend circus porn to anyone.
Some of these books were chosen by one of my three book clubs. Some were nominated for Beehive book awards and brought to my attention on special displays at the library. Some were random picks at the library. Many are Newberry Honor or Medal books, which I am trying to read them all. And some I bought at the DI having never heard of them before. And others were loaned to me or recommended to me by friends and family.
The grand total for 2010 was 79 BOOKS! This is unprecedented and only because I spent so much of last year in my bed waiting and hoping for Lola and trying not to puke my guts out.
Here they are in the order in which they were read.
The books in green were my favorites.

Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

Matchless by Gregory Maguire

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

Toast by Nigel Slater

The Magic Thief Book 1 by Sarah Prineas

Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay

Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky

Everything is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis

Precious Bane by Mary Webb

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera and Bill Cleaver

Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Fablehaven 4: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4:Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Lust for Life by Irving Stone

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani

And Nanny Makes Three by Jessika Auerbach

Me and the Pumpkin Queen by Marlane Kennedy

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner

Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson: The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

The Mother In Me Edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Peace Like A River by Leif Enger

Calamity Jack by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Nathan Hale

Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson

The Indian In The Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

The Liars Club by Mary Karr

Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Sidartha by Herman Hess

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins

Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Banner In The Sky by James Ramsey Ullman

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

The Musician's Daughter by Suzanne Dunlap

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Stead

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins

Project Sweet Life by Brent Hartinger

The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones by Helen Hemphill

Whittington by Alan Armstrong

Fablehaven 5: Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

P.S. I have absolutely no idea why the top part of this post is highlighted in yellow, or how to make it stop. Or how it randomly did stop . Or how it randomly started again, and then stopped again. This is what happens to people who don't go to college, right?


Becky said...

79er books in one year! You are a reading fool! I've been tellin' my friends that my sister is a readin' fool and I have felt a little bad about that each more. You are certified.

Thanks for making me read too. I really enjoy it when you make me do things I don't want to do....well, when it comes to books and blogging...Oh wait...nevermind.

To everyone out there...I only read books if they are recommended by Julie. She knows a good book when she reads one.

Jessica said...

Peace Like a River. I randomly read that awhile back and loved it.

Brittany said...

well, i feel a little silly that i was proud about the less-than-ten books i read last year. yikes! you make me look pathetic.

i have read a (small) handful of the books on your list, but two specifically grab my attention: the curious incident of the dog and the night time and sweetness at the bottom of the pie. i loved the curious incident and am sad that you didn't give it a green highlight. i thought it was very well written and fascinating that it was written from an autistic teenager's perspective.

sweetness, i also loved this book! and it makes me happy that you gave it a green go. i've heard book two isn't as great... but i plan on checking it out anyway.

Whitney said...

yowza! I want to be just like you, Julie!! Really, though.