Books I've Read in 2010

A Listmania! list by Shelbymom (Indiana, USA)
The list author says: "I've made it my goal to read at least 2 books per month in 2010, so these are the first 15 on the list. "Acts of Faith", "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", "The Lacuna", "A Short Guide to a Happy Life," "Skeletons at the Feast", "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "American Rust", and "The Girl Who Played with Fire" were all book club picks. "Committed" and "A Short Guide" are the only non-fiction books completed so far. The only selection on the list that I would not recommend is "Wuthering Heights". (So sorry, WH fans!) Best of the bunch: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"."
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
1.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows
The list author says:
  "Interesting characters and a feel-good ending. WW2 era setting."
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Her Fearful Symmetry: A Novel
2.  Her Fearful Symmetry: A Novel by Audrey Niffenegger
The list author says:
  "An enjoyable modern paranormal story that doesn't involve vampires! I'll never look at the plastic ring from a milk jug the same."
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Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
3.  Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert
The list author says:
  "Sociological examination of marriage in different cultures and in the author's own life. Not as wonderful as "Eat, Pray, Love", but quite enjoyable and worth reading."
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Sarah's Key
4.  Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The list author says:
  "Another perspective on WW2 era and the Holocaust. Haunting and heartbreaking. The beginning and middle are the most interesting, and the ending is anticlimatic."
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The Lacuna: A Novel
5.  The Lacuna: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
The list author says:
  "For me, this book started out interesting, got bogged down in the middle with politics and violence, and then picked back up at the end."
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The Lost Symbol
6.  The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
The list author says:
  "If you like Dan Brown, you will like this one. The villain is REALLY evil and heartless. The most tense part of the book involves a water-filled box. I won't say more, but I could not imagine how that chapter was going to end!"
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Acts of Faith
7.  Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo
The list author says:
  "Epic novel. Overall, too much violence for my taste. But character development is interesting. Almost without exception, the characters start with a noble cause and then become corrupted as they compromise their values and integrity."
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Wuthering Heights (Barnes & Noble Classics)
8.  Wuthering Heights (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Emily Brontë
The list author says:
  "If you're looking for romance, this is not it. It was not at all what I expected."
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Skeletons at the Feast: A Novel
9.  Skeletons at the Feast: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian
The list author says:
  "The main plot involves a WW2 German family who travel westward on foot to escape capture, torture, or murder at the hands of the invading Russians. A few instances of unspeakable cruelty and torture were difficult to read. Some sexual content, which was not necessary for plot advancement. Overall worthwhile."
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
10.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The list author says:
  "I loved this book! My favorite this year! Basic plot - a girl grows up in a poor family in Brooklyn, 1901 to 1919. The characters are well-developed. One test of a good book, for me, is when I miss the characters after I've finished the book, and this is one of those! Overall, this is an excellent book."
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Man and Wife
11.  Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
The list author says:
  "A pleasant surprise! Plenty of plot twists. I always looked forward to learning what would happen next. Great characters! Interesting social commentary on marriage/marriage laws. Although written 100+ years ago, parts could have been in the news this week."
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A Short Guide to a Happy Life
12.  A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen
The list author says:
  "Sparked interesting book club conversation on happiness. Nice B/W photos and can easily be read in an hour. Felt like a graduation speech. Recommend borrowing rather than buying."
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American Rust: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
13.  American Rust: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle) by Philipp Meyer
The list author says:
  "The plot centers around the fallout from an accidental murder. Easy to read, and I was interested in the characters. But it's a very bleak novel, without much hope."
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Memories, Dreams, Reflections
14.  Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Gustav Jung
The list author says:
  "Still in the midst of reading this one. Reads almost like a diary sometimes. A little difficult to read at times, but enjoyable."
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Series)
15.  The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Series) by Stieg Larsson
The list author says:
  "On deck! I'll be reading it for book club once I can get my hands on it!"
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