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2010 books read

Going back to 2006, I've had a tradition of posting the books I've read each year, as a way of keeping track of my reading habits and preferences, and will do so once again here. The list is provided sans commentary, although I will say that the books I've bothered both to pick up and to finish are ones that I consider worth reading. And I would ask that if mention of the titles below strikes your fancy, please consider picking them up through IndieBound and supporting your local independent bookstores.

(N.B. This list does not include the 60 or 70 children's/board books that we either bought or borrowed from the library to read to Anya this year.)

2010 Books Read:

01. *Widows & Orphans* by Lewis Shiner
02. *A Public Space* no. 8 (litmag)
03. *Bone Shop* by T.A. Pratt
04. *4 by Pelevin* by Victor Pelevin
05. *The Clay Machine-Gun* by Victor Pelevin
06. *How to Ditch Your Fairy* by Justine Larbalestier
07. *A Case of Exploding Mangoes* by Mohammed Hanif
08. *The Helmet of Horror* by Victor Pelevin
09. *The Yellow Arrow* by Victor Pelevin
10. *Match Fixer* by Neil Humphreys
11. *Chronic City* by Jonathan Lethem
12. *Roberto Bolaño: The Last Interview & Other Conversations* ed. by Monica Maristain
13. *What Babies Say Before They Can Talk* by Paul Holinger & Kalia Doner
14. *Point Omega* by Don DeLillo
15. *The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year* by Armin A. Brott
16. *Stitches: A Memoir* by David Small
17. *Makers* by Cory Doctorow
18. *The Village by the Sea* by Anita Desai
19. *The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves* by M.T. Anderson
20. *The Bookman* by Lavie Tidhar
21. *A Short History of Fantasy* by Farah Mendlesohn & Edward James
22. *Red Spikes* by Margo Lanagan
23. *A Public Space* no. 9 (litmag)
24. *Metrophilias* by Brendan Connell
25. *All Art is Propaganda: Critical Essays* by George Orwell
26. *Half of a Yellow Sun* by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
27. *How Proust Can Change Your Life* by Alain de Botton
28. *Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays* by George Orwell
29. *In Other Rooms, Other Wonders* by Daniyal Mueenuddin
30. *Six Memos for the Next Millennium (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1985-86)* by Italo Calvino
31. *Lisey's Story* by Stephen King
32. *The Taker And Other Stories* by Rubem Fonseca (trans. Clifford E. Landers)
33. *Boneshaker* by Cherie Priest
34. *Clementine* by Cherie Priest
35. *The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake* by Aimee Bender
36. *Leviathan* by Scott Westerfeld
37. *Falling Man* by Don DeLillo
38. *When the Moon Forgot* by Jimmy Liao
39. *Who Fears Death* by Nnedi Okorafor
40. *Utopia* by Thomas More
41. *Inception: The Shooting Script* by Christopher Nolan
42. *Broken Mirrors* by T.A. Pratt
43. *Midnight's Diaspora: Encounters with Salman Rushdie* ed. by Daniel Alan Herwitz & Ashutosh Varshney
44. *The Hour of the Star* by Clarice Lispector
45. *The Art of Happiness at Work* by His Holiness The Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler
46. *For the Win* by Cory Doctorow
47. *Zahrah the Windseeker* by Nnedi Okorafor
48. *The Jewel-Hinged Jaw: Notes on the Language of Science Fiction* by Samuel R. Delany
49. *Finch* by Jeff VanderMeer
50. *The Social Network* by Aaron Sorkin
51. *Zero History* by William Gibson
52. *Luka and the Fire of Life* by Salman Rushdie
53. *By Night in Chile* by Roberto Bolaño
54. *Distant Star* by Roberto Bolaño
55. *Gone Case* by Dave Chua
56. *Amulet* by Roberto Bolaño
57. *Ceriph* no. 0 (litmag)
58. *Shark's Teeth* by T.A. Pratt (chapbook)
59. *Ceriph* no. 1 (litmag)
60. *Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Retreat (Season 8, Volume 6)* by Joss Whedon et al.
61. *Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Twilight (Season 8, Volume 7)* by Joss Whedon et al.
62. *Hellboy Volume 7: The Troll Witch and Others* by Mike Mignola et al.
63. *The Godfather of Kathmandu* by John Burdett
64. *Hellboy Volume 8: Darkness Calls* by Mike Mignola et al.
65. *Batman: R.I.P.* by Grant Morrison, Tony Daniel, et al.
66. *B.P.R.D. Volume 1: Hollow Earth and Other Stories* by Mike Mignola et al.
67. *B.P.R.D. Volume 2: The Soul of Venice & Other Stories* by Mike Mignola et al.
68. *The Windup Girl* by Paolo Bacigalupi
69. *Good-Bye Chunky Rice* by Craig Thompson
70. *Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life* by Bryan Lee O'Malley
71. *Scott Pilgrim vs. The World* by Bryan Lee O'Malley
72. *Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness* by Bryan Lee O'Malley
73. *Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together* by Bryan Lee O'Malley
74. *Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe* by Bryan Lee O'Malley
75. *Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour* by Bryan Lee O'Malley
76. *The Thing Around Your Neck* by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
77. *Animal Farm* by George Orwell
78. *Moxyland* by Lauren Beukes
79. *Astonishing X-Men Volume 1* by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday
80. *Ocean* by Warren Ellis, Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
81. *The Universe in Miniature in Miniature* by Patrick Somerville
82. *The Guild Volume 1* by Felicia Day & Jim Rugg
83. *Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays* by Zadie Smith
84. *Interworld* by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves
85. *Gone Case: A Graphic Novel, Book 1* by Dave Chua & Koh Hong Teng

Previously: 2009 Books Read, 2008 Books Read, 2007 Books Read, 2006 Books Read




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Dec. 31st, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
Finch is one of my favorie reads of all time. Vandermeer took my two favorite genres and squished them into fungi goodness.
Dec. 31st, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
Finch was impressive, but the hard-boiled staccato narrational style actually turned me off. It kept throwing me out of the narrative. I still consider Shriek: An Afterword VanderMeer's best work.
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