Archive for January, 2011

What I read in 2010

January 18, 2011

See past editions of the list, here and here.

BG=Book Group selection.  REV=read to review. I’m in two book groups (and sometimes a third), so a lot of my reading is driven by that.  These are numbered in chronological order, from January to December.  I don’t read very fast, and I don’t read a lot of short books, so 24 books in a year is kinda good for me.

1. Beyond the Miracle Worker by Kim Nielsen REV
2. Translations of Beauty by Mia Yun
3. Sea of Red Poppies by Amitav Ghosh BG
4. My Sense of Silence by Lennard Davis BG
5. Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther BG
6. Love You To Pieces edited by Suzanne Kamata BG
7. Number9Dream by David Mitchell
8. Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton BG
9. The Russian Debutante’s Handbook by Gary Shteyngart BG
10. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese BG
11. Don’t Send Me Flowers When I’m Dead: Voices of Rural Elderly by Eva Salber
12. Atypical: A Memoir of Asperger’s in 20 and 1/3 Chapters by Jesse Saperstein BG
13. The Kin of Ata are Waiting for You by Dorothy Bryant
14. A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert BG
15. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
16. Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across America by Linda Lawrence Hunt
17. Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters BG
18. The Children’s Book by A. S. Byatt BG
19. Lucky Girl by Mei-Ling Hopgood REV
20. The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber BG
21. Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard
22. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger BG
23. The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds
24. Cockeyed: A Memoir by Ryan Knighton