Books Read in 2010

Reading some of the book blogs I was intrigued by the idea of trying to read an average of 1 book a week, about 4 books a month, 52 during the year. Below I will keep track of my progress. Books I am planning to read are listed on my various Book Queue lists and books I am currently reading are listed in my Currently Reading page.

January 2010

1. 1 To End All Wars by Ernest Gordon
Started: 01/02/2010 — Finished: 01/06/2010
1. 2 The Time Traveler’s Wife (audiobook) by Audrey Niffenegger
Started: 01/03/2010 — Finished: 01/13/2010
1. 3 Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright
Started: 12/26/2009 — Finished: 01/16/2010
1. 4 Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods by Shel Israel
Started: 01/16/2010 — Finished: 01/24/2010
1. 5 The Graveyard Book (audiobook) by Neil Gaiman
Started: 01/13/2010 — Finished: 01/24/2010
Reason: Geoff said I should read Gaiman
1. 6 Areas of My Expertise (audiobook) by Jonathan Hodgman
Started: 01/24/2010 — Finished: 01/28/2010
Reason: Hodgman is funny
1. 7 The Woman Who Named God by Charlotte Gordon
Started: 01/10/2010 — Finished: 01/31/2010
Reason: LibraryThing Early Review

February 2010

1. 8 The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
Started: 01/24/2010 — Finished: 02/02/2010
Reason: Borders Books Most Popular Children’s Book
1. 9 Kindred by Octavia Butler
Started: 02/02/2010 — Finished: 02/04/2010
Reason: Recommended as better than Time Traveler’s Wife
1. 10 Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War by Edwin Bearss
Started: 01/24/2010 — Finished: 02/08/2010
Reason: LibraryThing Early Review
1. 11 The Children of Men by P.D. James
Started: 02/05/2010 — Finished: 02/15/2010
Reason: Liked the movie and book was recommended by others
1. 12 The Calligrapher’s Daughter (audiobook) by Eugenia Kim
Started: 01/29/2010 — Finished: 02/17/2010
Reason: Borders Book for Original Voices Award

March 2010

1. 13 The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Started: 02/18/2010 — Finished: 03/05/2010
1. 14 Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan & Julien Smith
Started: 02/05/2010 — Finished: 03/11/2010
1. 15 Heresy by S.J. Parris
Started: 02/25/2010 — Finished: 03/16/2010
Reason: Publisher ARC
1. 16 Seized by Max Hardberger
Started: 03/16/2010 — Finished: 03/22/2010
Reason: Barnes & Noble Fir
1. 17 Absolute Power by David Baldacci
Started: 03/06/2010 — Finished: 03/24/2010
Reaon: Publisher giveaway in blog giveaway
1. 18 Righ Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Started: 02/05/2010 — Finished: 03/26/2010
Source: [The Classic Tales Podcast](http://www.theclassictales.com/)
1. 19 House Rules by Jodi Picoult
Started: 03/22/2010 — Finished: 03/29/2010
Reason: #1 NYT-Ficition 03/21/2010

April 2010

1. 20 Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Started: 03/24/2010 — Finished: 04/02/2010
Reason: Advance Reader Copy
1. 21 One Second After by William Forstchen
Started: 03/26/2010 — Finished: 04/07/2010
1. 22 Keeper by Kathi Appelt
Started: 04/03/2010 — Finished: 04/08/2010
Reason: Advance Reader Copy (May 18th, 2010)
1. 23 Lighting Their Fire by Rafe Esquith
Started: 04/07/2010 — Finished: 04/11/2010
Reason: Recommended by someone
1. 24 Game Change Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the race of a lifetime by John Heilemann & Mark Halperin
Started: 03/22/2010 — Finished: 04/12/2010
Reason: NYT#1-Fiction – January 31, 2010 – 3 weeks
1. 25 Wonders Never Cease by Tim Downs
Started: 04/08/2010 — Finished: 04/14/2010
Reason: Publisher ARC
1. 26 Nowhere to Run by C.J. Box
Started: 04/15/2010 — Finished: 04/18/2010
Reason: Publisher ARC
1. 27 Fools Rush In by Bill Carter
Started: 04/12/2010 — Finished: 04/23/2010
Reason: Publisher ARC
1. 28 The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Started: 04/19/2010 — Finished: 04/26/2010
Reason: Top 100 Kids Books (#100)
1. 29 South of Broad by Pat Conroy
Started: 04/13/2010 — Finished: 04/28/2010
Reason: NYT#1 Fiction – August 30, 2009 – 2 weeks
1. 30 Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Started: 04/20/2010 — Finished: 04/28/2010
Reason: NYT #1 Non-Fiction – December 7, 2008 – 10 weeks

May 2010

1. 31 Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Started: 04/27/2010 — Finished: 05/07/2010
Reason: Top 100 Kids Books (#99)
1. 32 The Associate by John Grisham
Started: 04/29/2010 — Finished: 05/08/2010
Reason: NYT # 1 Fiction Best Seller 4 weeks – February 15, 2009
1. 33 Resilience by Elizabeth Edwards
Started: 05/09/2010 — Finished: 05/12/2010
Reason: NYT # 1 Non-Fiction Best Seller 6 weeks
1. 34 The Sword by Bryan Litfin
Started: 05/01/2010 — Finished: 05/15/2010
Reason: Blog Giveaway
1. 35 1984 by George Orwell
Started: 04/24/2010 — Finished: 05/16/2010
Reason: Newsweek’s Top 100 Books
1. 36 Culture of Corruption by Michelle Malkin
Started: 04/30/2010 — Finished: 05/18/2010
Reason: NYT #1 Non-Fiction August 16, 2009 – 7 weeks
1. 37 Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth
Started: 05/17/2010 — Finished: 05/19/2010
Reason: Publisher ARC
1. 38 Damaged: A Maggie O’Dell Novel by Alex Kava
Started: 05/21/2010 — Finished: 05/25/2010
Reason: Publisher ARC
1. 39 The Witches by Roald Dahl
Started: 05/19/2010 — Finished: 05/27/2010
Reason: Top 100 Children’s Novels #96
1. 40 Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Started: 05/20/2010 – Finished 05/29/2010
Reason: Publisher ARC
1. 41 Oprah: A Biography by Kitty Kelley
Started: 05/13/2010 – Finished 05/30/2010
Reason: NYT #1 Non-Fiction

June 2010

1. 42 The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo
Started: 05/27/2010 – Finished 06/01/2010
Reason: Top 100 Children’s Novels #97
1. 43 Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
Started: 05/31/2010 – Finished 06/05/2010
Reason: NY Times #1 Non-Fiction – October 18, 2009 – 4 weeks
1. 44 The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Started: 06/06/2010 – Finished: 06/13/2010
Reason: NY Times #1 Non-Fiction – April 4, 2010 – 4 weeks
1. 45 The Monkey Bible: A Modern Allegory by Eric Maring
Started: 06/08/2010 – Finished 06/15/2010
Reason: Publisher ARC


December 2010

1. 46 With the Old Breed by E.B. Sledge
Started: 11/26/2010 – Finished: 12/09/2010
Reason: Recommended by historian Victor Davis Hanson on Talk of the Nation

1. 47 Safe Haven by Nicolas Sparks
Started: 12/07/2010 – Finished: 12/11/2010
Reason: New York Times #1 Fiction Best Seller – October 3, 2010 – 2 weeks
1. 48 Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Started: 12/04/2010 – Finished: 12/18/2010
Reason: #93 of Top 100 Children’s Novels

1. 49 The Postcard Killers by James Patterson & Liza Marklund
Started: 12/15/2010 – Finished: 12/20/2010
Reason: New York Times #1 Fiction Best Seller – September 5, 2010 – 2 weeks

1. 50 Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton
Started: 12/11/2010 – Finished: 12/24/2010
Reason: Publisher ARC
1. 51 Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Started: 12/19/2010 – Finished: 12/26/2010
Reason: #91 of Top 100 Children’s Novels

1. 52 The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva (audiobook)
Started: 12/20/2010 – Finished: 12/27/2010
Reason: New York Times #1 Fiction Best Seller – August 8, 2010 – 4 weeks
1. 53 The Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham
Started: 12/26/2010 – Finished: 12/29/2010
Reason: Story is set in Tri-Cities. Not too keen on the ‘radioactive’ mutant tree but why not.
1. 54 Cross Fire by James Patterson (audiobook)
Started: 12/27/2010 – Finished: 12/31/2010
Reason: New York Times #1 Fiction Best Seller – December 5, 2010 – 2 weeks

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