Thursday, January 6, 2011

2010 Reading Log Conclusion

This is my second-half of 2010 reading list. You can find the half-way list here.

I came in with a total read count of 69. My goal to read 12 classics was fulfilled, though not how I imagined, as I did read some classic children/YA books, not just the longer adult fiction. So my classic count came in at 18.

No Impact Man by Colin Beavan (NF)
The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman (F)
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana deRosnay (F)
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (F)
The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnel (F)
Home Game by Michael Lewis (NF)
The Writing Circle by Corrine Demas (F)
Romancing Miss Bronte by Juliet Gael (F)
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (classic)
The Book of Fires by Jane Borodale (F)
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morais (F)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling (audio)
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees (F)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (YA)
Bitesize Theology by Peter Jeffery (NF)
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte (classic)
Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker (F/classic)
Sacred Influence by Gary Thomas (NF)
A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse (F)
Between the Dreaming and the Coming True by Robert Benson (NF)
At Home by Bill Bryson (NF)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (audio)
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix (YA)
Great House by Nicole Krauss (F)
Edible Stories by Mark Kurlansky (F)
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (F)
Louisa May Alcott: a Personal Biography by Susan Cheever (NF)
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (classic)
The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball (NF)
Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott (classic)
The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan (childrens…read for work)
One False Note by Gordon Korman (childrens…read for work)
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace (classic childrens/YA...series spans age 5-22 of Betsy)
Betsy-Tacy and Tib
Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
Heavens to Betsy
Betsy in Spite of Herself
Betsy was a Junior
Betsy and Joe
Betsy and the Great World

The Stats:

41 books

14 Classics
13 Fiction
8 Non-fiction
2 Audio
2 YA
2 Childrens
7 Re-reads (Harry Potter books and first 5 Betsy-Tacy books)

Looking over this list I'm reminded of the many fantastic books I read this year. Though Cranford, Northanger Abbey, and A Novel Bookstore were probably the most delightful reads of the fall. At Home was definitely the most informative and interesting read. Shades of Grey was the most bizarrely entertaining read (Fforde never fails to entertain and bring an ironic twist to his fiction). And finally, I ended my year re-reading/reading the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. Revisiting old favorites from childhood proved to be two weeks of sheer reading pleasure! (Sadly I couldn't fit the tenth book into 2010, so Betsy's Wedding was read #1 for 2011.)

What was your favorite book you read in 2010?

3 comments: said...

Impressive! I hope to keep track of all the books I read and listen to in 2011... if I remember!

Lana Joy said...

I love this list and am very impressed with the Betsy re-read. They were some of my favorite books, by far. I'll have to turn Maddie on to them sometime soon. I got her 3 Mandie books for Xmas, and she says she loves them. (Or will, once she's read them all...but we all know she will, of course. They're wonderful.) This list may have inspired me to write down all that I've read for others to peruse. Sometimes that's fun.

stephanie said...

Kim-I find I really enjoy tracking what I read in a large part because it reminds me of what I'd like to read again or recommend to others.

Lana-Another Betsy fan! Yay! Girls don't seem to read those sorts of books anymore, which I think is a shame...
I also loved the Mandie books, though don't think I managed to read nearly all of them.
I'd love to peruse a list of books you read. I enjoy seeing what others are enjoying in the literary world.

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