Books I Read In 2010

A Listmania! list by H. M. Withers "HMW" (Philly, PA)
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The list author says: "I'm a lapsed reader. I used to devour average books in just a few days - even with working and taking care of the fam - but I just fell out of it. So I made a resolution this year to read at least 25 books I've never read before. This is the list of those books ;-)"
Water for Elephants: A Novel
1.  Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
The list author says:
  "An excellent read, recommended to me by someone I used to work with.  A little slow for me to get into it but once I hit the third chapter, I couldn't put it down!"
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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace - One School at a Time
2.  Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace - One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
The list author says:
  "Read for a book club of sorts but it's not really my cup of tea....no pun intended."
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Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption
3.  Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption by Paulo Coelho
The list author says:
  "Another book club book and I'm not going to pretend I get this book, I'm just going to say, I didn't like it - not even a little bit."
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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
4.  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "Fantastic!!  A little too wordy at times but amazing imagery and a wonderful story :^)"
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Son of a Witch
5.  Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "Sequel to Wicked, another excellent read!"
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Whistling in the Dark
6.  Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen
The list author says:
  "Great little mystery - sparked an interest in a whole new genre for me.  Set in the 50s and told from the point of view of a young girl - very cool story!"
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The Reagan Diaries
7.  The Reagan Diaries by Douglas G. Brinkley
The list author says:
  "Wanted to include a few biographies in my resolution to give myself some variety.  My daughter was working on a project about Reagan and I found myself wanting to know more about him.  So this is the first biography I chose and it was amazing, very engaging.  If blogging had been the thing then, I could see Reagan having done it ;-)"
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The Virgin of Small Plains: A Novel
8.  The Virgin of Small Plains: A Novel by Nancy Pickard
The list author says:
  "Read this while waiting for the author's new book to come out.  An outstanding flashback mystery - I would *LOVE* to see this made into a movie ;-)"
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The Scent of Rain and Lightning: A Novel
9.  The Scent of Rain and Lightning: A Novel by Nancy Pickard
The list author says:
  "Excellent mystery with a total, TOTAL surprise ending!!  ;^)"
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The Lost Hours
10.  The Lost Hours by Karen White
The list author says:
  "A soft, Southern family drama - very nicely written!"
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The Soloist
11.  The Soloist by Steve Lopez
The list author says:
  "An excellent read!  Steve Lopez manages to be dramatic and humorous in relaying this true story - well done!"
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Tomorrow River
12.  Tomorrow River by Lesley Kagen
The list author says:
  "A good read, but not as much so as 'Whistling in the Dark' - the characters, though interesting, just seem so desperate for something....something that I'm still not sure is supposed to be part of the story.  Might re-read."
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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel
13.  Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel by Beth Hoffman
The list author says:
  "A lovely story!  Not what I expected from it but VERY enjoyable ;-)"
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Promise Not to Tell: A Novel
14.  Promise Not to Tell: A Novel by Jennifer McMahon
The list author says:
  "CREEEPY!!  Not very involved - I read it in a weekend - but wow!  Very nice chiller ;-)"
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Girls in Trucks
15.  Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch
The list author says:
  "Meh...different....going to read another book by this author before but I'm thinking the style isn't really for me :-\"
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The Lovely Bones
16.  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The list author says:
  "A beautifully crafted story but a very difficult read for any parent...."
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