2010 Books

Books read in 2010, with links to reviews and/or reactions, if applicable. I do not have the proper schedule for when I read the rereads this year, so I will include all rereads after the first-time reads. They will therefore not be in the right order.

January
Favorite: The Red Tree

1. Matchless by Gregory Maguire
2. Summer by Edith Wharton
3. Maus (vol 1) by Art Spiegelman
4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
5. The Red Tree by Shaun Tan
6. Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
7. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
8. Brazil (Enchantment series) by Ann Heinrichs
9. Native by Mona Kuhn
10. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
11. The Machine Stops by EM Forster
12. Crime and Punishment (graphic novel) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
13. Freshwater by Virginia Woolf
14. Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters
15. Blankets by Craig Thompson

February
Favorite: Liar

16. Jonah’s Gourd Vine by Zora Neale Hurston
17. Apologies to an Apple by Maya Ganesan
18. Native Son by Richard Wright
19. Virginia Woolf: a Biography by Quentin Bell
20. Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway
21. Bone (vol 1) by Jeff Smith
22. Bayou (vol 1) by Jeremy Love
23. The Metamorphosis (graphic novel) by Franz Kafka
24. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
25. Senegal (Enchantment series) by Margaret Beaton
26. African Sojourn by Uwe Ommer
27. Liar by Justine Larbalestier
28. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

March
Favorite: Mornings in Jenin

29. The Picture of Dorian Gray (graphic novel) by Oscar Wilde
30. M by Jon Muth
31. Baby Be-Bop by Francesca Lia Block
32. Newes from the Dead by Mary Hooper
33. Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
34. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
35. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
36. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
37. Greenland (Enchantment series) by Jean Blashfield
38. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
39. Ash by Malinda Lo

April
Favorite: Germinal

40. Germinal by Émile Zola
41. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
42. Selected Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva
43. The Book of Flying by Keith Miller
44. The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
45. Looking for Bapu by Anjali Banerjee
46. I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly
47. French Milk by Lucy Knisley
48. Fade by Lisa McMann
49. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
50. Puppet Master by Joanne Owen
51. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
52. Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
53. Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
54. Witch Baby by Francesca Lia Block
55. Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz
56. White is for Magic by Laurie Faria Stolarz
57. Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys by Francesca Lia Block
58. Missing Angel Juan by Francesca Lia Block
59. Silver is for Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz
60. Red is for Remembrance by Laurie Faria Stolarz
61. Skellig by David Almond
62. Black is for Beginnings by Laurie Faria Stolarz
63. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (audio)
64. A Cool Moonlight by Angela Johnson

May
Favorite: Little Children

65. The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
66. The Explorer by William Somerset Maugham
67. Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee
68. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
69. An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde
70. The Untelling by Tayari Jones
71. Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson
72. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
73. Define “Normal” by Julie Anne Peters
74. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
75. Little Children by Tom Perrotta
76. Seeking Sara Summers by Susan Gabriel
77. Voodoo Season by Jewell Parker Rhodes
78. Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine
79. Lost at Sea by Brian Lee O’Malley
80. Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson
81. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
82. Nana by Émile Zola
83. Matched by Ally Condie
84. Little Bee by Chris Cleave

June
Favorite: Notes on a Scandal

85. The Gardener by SA Bodeen
86. Devilish by Maureen Johnson
87. Of All the Stupid Things by Alexandra Diaz
88. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
89. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
90. Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller
91. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
92. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
93. Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger
94. Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville
95. Trance by Linda Gerber
96. Sold by Patricia McCormick
97. Candide by Voltaire
98. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
99. 19 Varieties of Gazelle by Naomi Shihab Nye
100. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
101. Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan
102. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

July
Favorite: Sonnets from the Portuguese

103. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
104. Wide Awake by David Levithan
105. Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski
106. Rowan the Strange by Julie Hearn
107. Metropole by Ferenc Karinthy
108. The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr
109. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
110. The Kid Table by Andrea Seigel
111. Winter’s End by Jean-Claude Mourlevat
112. Up from the Blue by Susan Henderson
113. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
114. Suspect by Kristin Wolden Nitz
115. The Sweetness of Salt by Cecilia Galante
116. I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip by John Donovan
117. Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman
118. Plain Kate by Erin Bow
119. Dewey by Vicki Myron
120. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
121. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

August
Favorite: The Return of the Native

122. Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola
123. Empress of the World by Sara Ryan
124. Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
125. The Lies We Told by Diane Chamberlain
126. The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante
127. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
128. The First Escape by GP Taylor
129. The Summing Up by William Somerset Maugham
130. Market Day by James Sturm
131. Foiled by Jane Yolen
132. Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters
133. The Black City by George Sand
134. Kindred by Octavia Butler
135. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
136. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
137. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (audio)

September
Favorite: The Monk

138. Juliet Naked by Nick Hornby (audio)
139. The Curse of the Blue Figurine by John Bellairs
140. The Imposter’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell
141. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
142. Flush by Virginia Woolf
143. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
144. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
145. The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
146. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
147. Queer Questions Straight Talk by Abby Dees

October
Favorite: Good Omens

148. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
149. Gothic Charm School by Jillian Venters
150. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
151. Amphigorey Also by Edward Gorey
152. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
153. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
154. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (audio)
155. Mercury by Hope Larson
156. Ruined by Paula Morris
157. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (graphic novel) by Robert Louis Stevenson
158. The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton
159. Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan
160. Coraline (graphic novel) by Neil Gaiman
161. Dick and Jane and Vampires by Laura Marchesani
162. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins
163. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
164. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins
165. The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti
166. Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne Collins
167. Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins
168. Armadale by Wilkie Collins
169. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (audio)

November
Favorite: Sweet Dates in Basra

170. The Girl Next Door by Selene Castrovilla
171. The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
172. The Transformation of Things by Jillian Cantor
173. The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
174. Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X Stork
175. Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
176. Things I’ve Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi (audio)
177. Rites of Compassion: Novellas by Willa Cather and Gustave Flaubert
178. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (audio)
179. Spirit of the Elephant by Gill Davies
180. Black No More by George Schuyler
181. Sweet Dates in Basra by Jessica Jiji
182. The Alchemist (graphic novel) by Paulo Coelho
183. Claudine at School by Colette
184. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

December
Favorite: If Not, Winter

185. Gone by Lisa McMann
186. Illyria by Elizabeth Hand
187. The Hour Before the Dawn by William Somerset Maugham
188. The Mark by Jen Nadol
189. Carlyle’s House and Other Sketches by Virginia Woolf
190. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
191. A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott
192. If Not, Winter by Sappho
193. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
194. Harry Potter: Film Wizardry by Brian Sibley
195. All That’s Left to You by Ghassan Kanafani
196. Men in the Sun by Ghassan Kanafani
197. The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon
198. Returning to Haifa by Ghassan Kanafani
199. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
200. The Game On! Diet by Krista Vernoff

Rereads (in order of when they were first read):

201. Ghost Cat by Beverly Butler
202. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
203. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (audio)
204. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
205. Theatre by William Somerset Maugham
206. Christmas Holiday by William Somerset Maugham
207. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
208. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
209. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
210. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
211. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
212. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
213. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
214. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
215. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
216. Crossed Wires by Rosy Thornton
217. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Note: Unfortunately, I lost my reviews of several books since their original postings, which is why some links are missing.

Favorite books of 2010:*
Germinal by Emile Zola
Little Children by Tom Perrotta
Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller
Theatre by William Somerset Maugham
Sonnets From the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (audio)
The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (audio)
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (audio)
Runner-up: French Milk by Lucy Knisley
Runner-up: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Runner-up: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Runner-up: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Runner-up: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

*Note: There is a more extensive list of favorites at the link below. This is a bit truncated after several years have passed by.

End of Year Stats: 2010 in Books

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