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.
- The Fiction Class, by Susan Breen.
- Little Children, by Tom Perrotta.
- Dangerous Boys and Their Toy, by Shayla Black.
- Strong, Silent Type, by Lorelei James.
- To-Do List, by Lauren Dane.
- Ride A Cowboy, by Delilah Devlin.
- Shoulda Been A Cowboy, by Lorelei James.
- Chronicles: Volume One, by Bob Dylan.
- Shopgirl, by Steve Martin.
- Chance of a Lifetime, by Joey W. Hill.
- Paradise Rules, by Beth Kery.
- Too Wicked To Kiss, by Erica Ridley.
- Romeo For Hire, by Jane Beckenham.
- Written On The Body, by Jeanette Winterson.
- Retreat, by Mari Carr.
- Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Written Word to Stir the World, by Nicholas A. Basbanes.
- Atmospheric Disturbances, by Rivka Galchen.
- The Gin Closet, by Leslie Jamison.
- Eternal On The Water, by Joseph Monninger.
- Love Letters of Great Men, edited by Ursula Doyle.
- Birds of America, by Lorrie Moore.
- Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction, by Charles Baxter.
- Release, by Beth Kery.
- Young Hearts Crying, by Richard Yates.
- Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, by Grace Paley.
- Seven Years of Highly Defective People: A Guided Tour of the Evolution of Dilbert, by Scott Adams.
- Sunflowers: A Novel of Vincent Van Gogh, by Sheramy Bundrick.
- What Now?, by Ann Patchett.
- What Remains, by Carole Radziwill.
- The Believers, by Zoe Heller.
- The Highlander’s Stolen Bride, by Melanie George.
- Sweet Persuasion, by Maya Banks.
- What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver.
- Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, by Julia Quinn.
- Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, by Molly Harper.
- Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men, by Molly Harper.
- Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever, by Molly Harper.
- Jane Bites Back, by Michael Thomas Ford.
- Postcards from a Dead Girl, by Kirk Farber.
- After the Workshop, by John McNally.
- What the Duke Desires, by Jenna Petersen.
- Cleavage, by Theanna Bischoff.
- How Could She?, by Dana Fowley.
- PS, I Love You, by Cecelia Ahern.
- Breakfast with Socrates, by Robert Rowland Smith.
- A Perfectly Good Family, by Lionel Shriver.
- Man Walks Into a Room, by Nicole Krauss.
- Beyond Innocence, by Emma Holly.
- Beyond Seduction, by Emma Holly.
- And Falling, Fly, by Skyler White.
- The Highlander’s Sword, by Amanda Forester.
- The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake.
- Name All the Animals, by Alison Smith.
- Totally Killer, by Greg Olear.
- Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl.
- Where the Serpent Lives, by Ruth Padel.
- When You Went Away, by Michael Baron.
- Follies, by Ann Beattie.
- Conversion and Other Fictions, by Charlson Ong.
- The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger.
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll; illustrations by Camille Rose Garcia.
- The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields.
- Arabella, by Georgette Heyer.
- My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead: Great Love Stories from Chekhov to Munro, edited by Jeffrey Eugenides.
- Olivia, by Ian Falconer.
- The Blindfold, by Siri Hustvedt.
- Notes on Love and Courage, by Hugh Prather.
- You Know You’re a Writer When, by Adair Lara.
- Claude and Camille, by Stephanie Cowell.
- It’s Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini.
- What the Librarian Did, by Karina Bliss.
- Sweet Restraint, by Beth Kery.
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne.
- The Unnamed, by Joshua Ferris.
- Love Story, by Erich Segal.
- This is Just Exactly Like You, by Drew Perry.
- Hot for the Holidays, by Lora Leigh, et. al.
- Subtle Destiny, by Beth Kery.
- Crazy Heart, by Thomas Cobb.
- The World is the Home of Love and Death, by Harold Brodkey.
- Open Secrets, by Alice Munro.
- Mouse Guard: Fall 1152, by David Petersen.
- A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore. [Part 01] [Part 02]
- The Brutal Language of Love, by Alicia Erian.
- The Whole Story and Other Stories, by Ali Smith.
- Ilustrado, by Miguel Syjuco.
- Break It Down, by Lydia Davis.
- The Duke of Shadows, by Meredith Duran.
- Legend of a Suicide, by David Vann.
- Everything Is Wrong with Me, by Jason Mulgrew.
- Firmin, by Sam Savage.
- If You Follow Me, by Malena Watrous.
- Possession, by A.S. Byatt.
- There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.
- Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë. [Part 01] [Part 02] [Part 03]
- The Secret Lives of People in Love, by Simon Van Booy.
- On Folly Beach, by Karen White.
- Reading, Writing, and Leaving Home: Life on the Page, by Lynn Freed.
- Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, by William Styron.
- Light Boxes, by Shane Jones.
- The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery.
- Becoming Jane Eyre, by Sheila Kohler.
- Theft: A Love Story, by Peter Carey.
- Skylark, by Dezsö Kosztolányi.
- What I Loved, by Siri Hustvedt.
- We Need to Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver.
- Looking for Alaska, by John Green.
- The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein.
- The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls.
- The Architecture of Happiness, by Alain de Botton.
- The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, by Maggie O’Farrell.
- To Catch a Highlander, by Karen Hawkins.
- Tumbling Through Time, by Gwyn Cready.
- The Dogs of Babel, by Carolyn Parkhurst.
- The New York Trilogy, by Paul Auster.
- Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, by David Eagleman.
- How I Became a Famous Novelist, by Steve Hely.
- The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer.
- Asleep in the Sun, by Adolfo Bioy Casares.
- Almost No Memory, by Lydia Davis.
- The Invention of Everything Else, by Samantha Hunt.
- Suite Française, by Irène Némirovsky.
- This Is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper.
- On Writing, by Eudora Welty.
- The Cry of the Sloth, by Sam Savage.
- Cecilia, by Linda Ferri.
- Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen.
- The Easter Parade, by Richard Yates.
- Bird in Hand, by Christina Baker Kline.
- Beside the Sea, by Véronique Olmi.
- Wish Her Safe at Home, by Stephen Benatar.
- A Study in Scarlet, by Arthur Conan Doyle.
- Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton.
- Vanishing and Other Stories, by Deborah Willis.
- Stone in a Landslide, by Maria Barbal.
- Newspaper Blackout, by Austin Kleon.
- The Sorrows of an American, by Siri Hustvedt.
- A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-first Century, by Christina Nehring. [Random Thoughts #01] [Random Thoughts #02]
- Ruthless, by Anne Stuart. [Just A Glance.]
- The Mountain Lion, by Jean Stafford.
- Reckless, by Anne Stuart. [Just A Glance.]
- Breathless, by Anne Stuart. [Just A Glance.]
- Libertine’s Kiss, by Judith James.
- The Cabal and Other Stories, by Ellen Gilchrist.
- Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, by Maile Meloy.
- Samuel Johnson Is Indignant, by Lydia Davis.
- Dimanche and Other Stories, by Irène Némirovsky.
- The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick.
- Magic for Beginners, by Kelly Link.
- Everything Here Is te Best Thing Ever, by Justin Taylor.
- How We Are Hungry, by Dave Eggers.
- What He’s Poised to Do, by Ben Greenman.
- Don’t Look Now, by Daphne du Maurier.
- Girl Trouble, by Holly Goddard Jones.
- The Anthologist, by Nicholson Baker.
- The Believers, by Zoë Heller.
- Room, by Emma Donoghue.
- The Blue Stone, by Jimmy Liao.
- Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
- Anagrams, by Lorrie Moore.
- Hard to Handle, by Lori Foster.
- Train Man, by Hitori Nakano.
- Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, by Anne Fadiman.
- The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, by Reif Larsen.
- A Plea for Eros, by Siri Hustvedt.
- The Duchess, by Jude Deveraux.
- The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood. [While Reading] [Post-Read Thoughts]
- The Pleasure of the Text, by Roland Barthes.
- Nightmare Alley, by William Lindsay Gresham.
- The Slaves of Solitude, by Patrick Hamilton.
- My Fantoms, by Théophile Gautier.
- House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski. [Part 01] [Part 02] [Part 03] [Part 04]
- How to Breathe Underwater, by Julie Orringer.
- Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert; in the new translation by Lydia Davis.
- Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman, by Friedrich Christian Delius; translated by Jamie Bulloch.
- An Apology for Idlers, by Robert Louis Stevenson.
- On Solitude, by Michel de Montaigne.
- Dark Hours, by Conchitina Cruz.
- The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen.
- Sherlock Holmes Selected Stories, by Arthur Conan Doyle.
- Wonder Boys, by Michael Chabon.
- The Wordy Shipmates, by Sarah Vowell.
- Fire in the Blood, by Irène Némirovsky.
- Status Anxiety, by Alain de Botton.
- Varieties of Disturbance, by Lydia Davis.
- The Story Sisters, by Alice Hoffman.
- Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, by Gilbert Sorrentino.
Well, that was AwesomeSauce. On to 2011!