Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 Books

It's that time again. Time to start a new book list. This has been one of the best things I have ever done with the blog. I love being able to look back and remember the books I have read over the year. In 2009, I read 68 books. Some good, some not. We'll see what literary gems the year 2010 brings.

As always, the rating:

1-3 I wish I could burn all copies of this book.
4-6 Had a few things going for it, but definitely not my favorite.
7-8 I enjoyed or got something out of this book, worth reading.
9-10 One of the best, highly recommended.

Love and Summer by William Trevor 6
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) by Rick Riordan 7
Angels of Destruction by Keith Donohue 6
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 8
East of Eden by John Steinbeck 9
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan 5
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller 7
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall 7
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro 6
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan 8
The Maze Runner by James Dashner 7
Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier 8
What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell 5
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown 5
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger 3
The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns 10
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan 4
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld 4
Open by Andre Agassi 7
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri 9
The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson 8
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman 8
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 4
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 9
The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan 6
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick 4
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominque Bauby 8
Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas 5
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry 5
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver 6
Hand of Fate by Lis Wiehl 5
Never Let You Go by Erin Healy 7
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld 7
Specials by Scott Westerfeld 6
The Time It Never Rained by Elmer Kelton 10
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood 8
The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews 7
The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey 7
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 9
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister 8
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom 8
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 7
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan 7
Tinkers by Paul Harding 5
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes 9
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian 8
Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese 9
Mary and O'Neil by Justin Cronin 6
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel 8
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom 10
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 5
I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby 8
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee 10
The Summer Guest by Justin Cronin 8
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 7
The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson 7
The Known World by Edward P. Jones 8
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein 7
The Girl with the Orange Dress by Margot Starbuck 5
One of Ours by Willa Cather 8
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 8
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson 7
Room by Emma Donoghue 7
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore 5
Strangers at the Feast by Jennifer Vanderbes 5
The Thieves of Manhattan by Adam Langer 6
Little Bee by Chris Cleave 7
O Pioneers by Willa Cather 9
Once a Runner by John Parker 6
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard 8
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens 7
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater 3
The Bells by Richard Harvell 5
The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs 8
My Name is Mary Sutter 9
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand 8
Whatever Happened to Worship by Tozer 9

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