Saturday, January 1, 2011

Devoured in 2010

I got really behind on keeping up with posts on this blog, and also really behind on my reading.  Twenty-eight is a far cry from my annual goal of fifty-two.  But I blame all my school work.

The book I read this year that changed my life was Autobiography of Red.  Love love love it.  A game changer, as I like to call it, and that doesn't happen often.  Another amazing revelation for me was Colum McCann and poetry -- Jeff McDaniel!

Below, in reverse chronological order:


  1. All Is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost (great) | Lan Samantha Chang (12.26.10)
  2. Lawrence Booth's Book of Visions (good) | Maurice Manning (12.07.10)
  3. The Balloonists (great) | Eula Bliss (11.29.10)
  4. The Housekeeper and the Professor (very good) | Yoko Ogawa (11.20.10)
  5. Great House (good) | Nicole Krauss (11.14.10)
  6. Letters to Yesenin (very good) | Jim Harrison (11.09.10)
  7. Dancer (great) | Colum McCann (11.06.10)
  8. Meadowlands (good) | Louise Gluck (10.25.10)
  9. Never Let Me Go (reread) | Kazuo Ishiguro (10.22.10)
  10. Native Guard (very good) | Natasha Tretheway (09.16.10)
  11. Let the Great World Spin (great) | Colum McCann (09.12.10)
  12. Mockingjay (very good) | Suzanne Collins (08.24.10)
  13. Cosmicomics (great) | Italo Calvino (08.24.10)
  14. Kafka Was the Rage (good) | Anatole Broyard (08.17.10)
  15. One Day (okay) | David Nicholls (08.06.10)
  16. This is Water (great) | David Foster Wallace (08.02.10)
  17. Invisible Cities (great) | Italo Calvino (07.22.10)
  18. Plainwater (very good) | Anne Carson (07.08.10)
  19. Matrimony (very good) | Josh Henkin (06.14.10)
  20. What is the What (good) | Dave Eggers (06.12.10)
  21. One Hundred Years of Solitude (great) | Gabriel Garcia Marquez (06.09.10)
  22. The People of Paper (good) | Salvador Plascencia (06.02.10)
  23. The Splinter Factory (great) | Jeffrey McDaniel (05.22.10)
  24. Civilwarland in Bad Decline (great) | George Saunders (05.16.10)
  25. Autobiography of Red (amazing) | Anne Carson (05.14.10)
  26. Motorman (okay) | David Ohle (03.31.10)
  27. Catching Fire (really good) | Suzanne Collins (01.06.10)
  28. Those Who Save Us (good) | Jenna Blum (01.04.10)

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whaddayameandoihaveroomfordessert said...

well, the good news is it seems you didn't read anything you hated. haha.

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