Books I Read in 2010

A Listmania! list by TMK (Los Angeles, California)
 
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
1.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
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  "Not as striking the second time around. (3 January)"
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Let the Great World Spin: A Novel
2.  Let the Great World Spin: A Novel by Colum McCann
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  "Interestingly, I finished this one while in New York City, which made it more poignant. (1 March)"
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The Piano Teacher: A Novel
3.  The Piano Teacher: A Novel by Janice Y. K. Lee
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  "Subway and airplane reading. (2 March)"
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In the Time of the Butterflies
4.  In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
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  "Moving, fictionalized account of the Mirabal sisters.  Sometimes tedious, but important. (4 April)"
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
5.  To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Harper Lee
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  "Read this novel in high school.  Read it again to teach it in my own class.  It's so important to read this kind of literature again and again in life.  (17 April)"
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Lost City Radio
6.  Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcón
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  "I treasured "War by Candlelight" and looked forward to Alarcon's first novel.  Mmm, not too impressed, but I think the novel is meant to be read closely and not broken up over the span of two months like I did. (26 June)"
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Little Bee: A Novel
7.  Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave
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  "I read somewhere that this novel will be adapted to film and that makes sense.  I think the plot and characters  are wonderful for film and even the writing will sound great spoken by actors, but I didn´t find it as good of a read as I did a story. (28 June)"
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The Best People in the World: A Novel
8.  The Best People in the World: A Novel by Justin Tussing
The list author says:
  "I seriously underestimated The Best People in the World.  After the first 150 pages, I started to wish I had read more carefully the first half because I came across really well-written passages that made me thankful to be literate. (12 July)"
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel
9.  The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is beyond amazing and I wouldn´t know where to start if I tried to recount the plot.  I guess I would start with, “It´s about a man looking for his cat.” (15 July)"
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
10.  Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
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  "By far, the longest novel I've read in years.  An entire magical England contained in these 800+ pages.  (15 August)"
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The Book of Lost Things
11.  The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The list author says:
  "Well-paced, creepy, but too quickly wrapped up. (23 October)"
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The Hunger Games (Book 1)
12.  The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
The list author says:
  "Fast-paced social commentary (4 November)"
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Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
13.  Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) by Jeffrey Eugenides
The list author says:
  "While I still love this book, I dragged myself through the last quarter of it.  (25 December)"
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All Aunt Hagar's Children
14.  All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. Jones
The list author says:
  "I started this one in August and finally finished it.  Good in the beginning, almost interminable through the middle, but a powerful ending.  The last four stories made the effort worthwhile.  "A Rich Man" is one of the most satisfying short stories I've read in a long while. (30 December)"
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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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Whatever happened to the *past* tense? 3 Jul 12, 2014
The End 15 May 3, 2014
Lengthy HG sporking by Farla and Whitley-Birks 0 Apr 25, 2014
what to read after To Kill A Mockingbird???????? 26 Apr 9, 2014
Murakami Junkie 5 Feb 6, 2014
Help me! I've finished the trilogy and need something to read! 5 Dec 9, 2013
This Book IS BAD 42 Sep 14, 2013
Literature with capital L 6 Jul 10, 2013
Can You Skip the Footnotes? 7 Jul 10, 2013
Why would you hate this book? 1 Jun 27, 2013
Chapter Eleven 13 May 14, 2013
Who is Strange's Enemy? 1 Oct 28, 2012
 
   

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