2010 Reads

These are the books I [will have] read this 2010 [ooh grammar weirdz]. The links lead to my thoughts, all rambly and dorky — and so, click, if you are so inclined.



  1. The Fiction Class, by Susan Breen.
  2. Little Children, by Tom Perrotta.
  3. Dangerous Boys and Their Toy, by Shayla Black.
  4. Strong, Silent Type, by Lorelei James.
  5. To-Do List, by Lauren Dane.
  6. Ride A Cowboy, by Delilah Devlin.
  7. Shoulda Been A Cowboy, by Lorelei James.
  8. Chronicles: Volume One, by Bob Dylan.
  9. Shopgirl, by Steve Martin.
  10. Chance of a Lifetime, by Joey W. Hill.
  11. Paradise Rules, by Beth Kery.
  12. Too Wicked To Kiss, by Erica Ridley.
  13. Romeo For Hire, by Jane Beckenham.
  14. Written On The Body, by Jeanette Winterson.
  15. Retreat, by Mari Carr.
  16. Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Written Word to Stir the World, by Nicholas A. Basbanes.
  17. Atmospheric Disturbances, by Rivka Galchen.
  18. The Gin Closet, by Leslie Jamison.
  19. Eternal On The Water, by Joseph Monninger.
  20. Love Letters of Great Men, edited by Ursula Doyle.
  21. Birds of America, by Lorrie Moore.
  22. Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction, by Charles Baxter.



  1. Release, by Beth Kery.
  2. Young Hearts Crying, by Richard Yates.
  3. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, by Grace Paley.
  4. Seven Years of Highly Defective People: A Guided Tour of the Evolution of Dilbert, by Scott Adams.
  5. Sunflowers: A Novel of Vincent Van Gogh, by Sheramy Bundrick.
  6. What Now?, by Ann Patchett.
  7. What Remains, by Carole Radziwill.
  8. The Believers, by Zoe Heller.
  9. The Highlander’s Stolen Bride, by Melanie George.
  10. Sweet Persuasion, by Maya Banks.
  11. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver.
  12. Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, by Julia Quinn.
  13. Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, by Molly Harper.
  14. Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men, by Molly Harper.
  15. Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever, by Molly Harper.
  16. Jane Bites Back, by Michael Thomas Ford.
  17. Postcards from a Dead Girl, by Kirk Farber.
  18. After the Workshop, by John McNally.
  19. What the Duke Desires, by Jenna Petersen.
  20. Cleavage, by Theanna Bischoff.
  21. How Could She?, by Dana Fowley.
  22. PS, I Love You, by Cecelia Ahern.
  23. Breakfast with Socrates, by Robert Rowland Smith.



  1. A Perfectly Good Family, by Lionel Shriver.
  2. Man Walks Into a Room, by Nicole Krauss.
  3. Beyond Innocence, by Emma Holly.
  4. Beyond Seduction, by Emma Holly.
  5. And Falling, Fly, by Skyler White.
  6. The Highlander’s Sword, by Amanda Forester.
  7. The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake.
  8. Name All the Animals, by Alison Smith.
  9. Totally Killer, by Greg Olear.
  10. Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl.
  11. Where the Serpent Lives, by Ruth Padel.
  12. When You Went Away, by Michael Baron.
  13. Follies, by Ann Beattie.
  14. Conversion and Other Fictions, by Charlson Ong.
  15. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger.
  16. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll; illustrations by Camille Rose Garcia.
  17. The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields.
  18. Arabella, by Georgette Heyer.



  1. My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead: Great Love Stories from Chekhov to Munro, edited by Jeffrey Eugenides.
  2. Olivia, by Ian Falconer.
  3. The Blindfold, by Siri Hustvedt.
  4. Notes on Love and Courage, by Hugh Prather.
  5. You Know You’re a Writer When, by Adair Lara.
  6. Claude and Camille, by Stephanie Cowell.
  7. It’s Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini.
  8. What the Librarian Did, by Karina Bliss.
  9. Sweet Restraint, by Beth Kery.
  10. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne.
  11. The Unnamed, by Joshua Ferris.
  12. Love Story, by Erich Segal.
  13. This is Just Exactly Like You, by Drew Perry.
  14. Hot for the Holidays, by Lora Leigh, et. al.
  15. Subtle Destiny, by Beth Kery.



  1. Crazy Heart, by Thomas Cobb.
  2. The World is the Home of Love and Death, by Harold Brodkey.
  3. Open Secrets, by Alice Munro.
  4. Mouse Guard: Fall 1152, by David Petersen.
  5. A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore. [Part 01] [Part 02]
  6. The Brutal Language of Love, by Alicia Erian.
  7. The Whole Story and Other Stories, by Ali Smith.
  8. Ilustrado, by Miguel Syjuco.
  9. Break It Down, by Lydia Davis.
  10. The Duke of Shadows, by Meredith Duran.
  11. Legend of a Suicide, by David Vann.
  12. Everything Is Wrong with Me, by Jason Mulgrew.
  13. Firmin, by Sam Savage.
  14. If You Follow Me, by Malena Watrous.
  15. Possession, by A.S. Byatt.
  16. There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.
  17. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë. [Part 01] [Part 02] [Part 03]
  18. The Secret Lives of People in Love, by Simon Van Booy.
  19. On Folly Beach, by Karen White.
  20. Reading, Writing, and Leaving Home: Life on the Page, by Lynn Freed.



  1. Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, by William Styron.
  2. Light Boxes, by Shane Jones.
  3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery.
  4. Becoming Jane Eyre, by Sheila Kohler.
  5. Theft: A Love Story, by Peter Carey.
  6. Skylark, by Dezsö Kosztolányi.
  7. What I Loved, by Siri Hustvedt.
  8. We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver.
  9. Looking for Alaska, by John Green.
  10. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein.
  11. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls.
  12. The Architecture of Happiness, by Alain de Botton.
  13. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, by Maggie O’Farrell.
  14. To Catch a Highlander, by Karen Hawkins.
  15. Tumbling Through Time, by Gwyn Cready.
  16. The Dogs of Babel, by Carolyn Parkhurst.



  1. The New York Trilogy, by Paul Auster.
  2. Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, by David Eagleman.
  3. How I Became a Famous Novelist, by Steve Hely.
  4. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  5. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer.
  6. Asleep in the Sun, by Adolfo Bioy Casares.
  7. Almost No Memory, by Lydia Davis.
  8. The Invention of Everything Else, by Samantha Hunt.
  9. Suite Française, by Irène Némirovsky.
  10. This Is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper.
  11. On Writing, by Eudora Welty.
  12. The Cry of the Sloth, by Sam Savage.
  13. Cecilia, by Linda Ferri.
  14. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen.
  15. The Easter Parade, by Richard Yates.
  16. Bird in Hand, by Christina Baker Kline.



  1. Beside the Sea, by Véronique Olmi.
  2. Wish Her Safe at Home, by Stephen Benatar.
  3. A Study in Scarlet, by Arthur Conan Doyle.
  4. Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton.
  5. Vanishing and Other Stories, by Deborah Willis.
  6. Stone in a Landslide, by Maria Barbal.
  7. Newspaper Blackout, by Austin Kleon.
  8. The Sorrows of an American, by Siri Hustvedt.
  9. A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-first Century, by Christina Nehring. [Random Thoughts #01] [Random Thoughts #02]
  10. Ruthless, by Anne Stuart. [Just A Glance.]
  11. The Mountain Lion, by Jean Stafford.
  12. Reckless, by Anne Stuart. [Just A Glance.]
  13. Breathless, by Anne Stuart. [Just A Glance.]
  14. Libertine’s Kiss, by Judith James.



  1. The Cabal and Other Stories, by Ellen Gilchrist.
  2. Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, by Maile Meloy.
  3. Samuel Johnson Is Indignant, by Lydia Davis.
  4. Dimanche and Other Stories, by Irène Némirovsky.
  5. The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick.
  6. Magic for Beginners, by Kelly Link.
  7. Everything Here Is te Best Thing Ever, by Justin Taylor.
  8. How We Are Hungry, by Dave Eggers.
  9. What He’s Poised to Do, by Ben Greenman.
  10. Don’t Look Now, by Daphne du Maurier.
  11. Girl Trouble, by Holly Goddard Jones.



  1. The Anthologist, by Nicholson Baker.
  2. The Believers, by Zoë Heller.
  3. Room, by Emma Donoghue.
  4. The Blue Stone, by Jimmy Liao.
  5. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  6. Anagrams, by Lorrie Moore.
  7. Hard to Handle, by Lori Foster.
  8. Train Man, by Hitori Nakano.



  1. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, by Anne Fadiman.
  2. The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, by Reif Larsen.
  3. A Plea for Eros, by Siri Hustvedt.
  4. The Duchess, by Jude Deveraux.
  5. The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood. [While Reading] [Post-Read Thoughts]
  6. The Pleasure of the Text, by Roland Barthes.
  7. Nightmare Alley, by William Lindsay Gresham.
  8. The Slaves of Solitude, by Patrick Hamilton.
  9. My Fantoms, by Théophile Gautier.
  10. House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski. [Part 01] [Part 02] [Part 03] [Part 04]
  11. How to Breathe Underwater, by Julie Orringer.
  12. Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert; in the new translation by Lydia Davis.



  1. Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman, by Friedrich Christian Delius; translated by Jamie Bulloch.
  2. An Apology for Idlers, by Robert Louis Stevenson.
  3. On Solitude, by Michel de Montaigne.
  4. Dark Hours, by Conchitina Cruz.
  5. The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen.
  6. Sherlock Holmes Selected Stories, by Arthur Conan Doyle.
  7. Wonder Boys, by Michael Chabon.
  8. The Wordy Shipmates, by Sarah Vowell.
  9. Fire in the Blood, by Irène Némirovsky.
  10. Status Anxiety, by Alain de Botton.
  11. Varieties of Disturbance, by Lydia Davis.
  12. The Story Sisters, by Alice Hoffman.
  13. Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, by Gilbert Sorrentino.


Well, that was AwesomeSauce. On to 2011!

4 thoughts on “2010 Reads

  1. Happy NEW YEAR!! great books. Your speed in reading books makes me enormously envious (>__<) lol, whats new for this year, things that are your looking forward to? Are you turning a older- that definitely calls for a celebration.



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