books I have read in 2010

A Listmania! list by P. Sciver (providence, ri)
(REAL NAME)   
The list author says: "Do you like reading the New York Times book review and look for weird books and struggle with the books the critics rave about? Did you give up on Chronic City? Did you really want to like A Gate at the Stairs but could not get into it? Were you disappointed in Sunnyville because Carter Beat the Devil was so epic and amazing and one of your favorite recent books? Did you love Hocus Pocus but kind of hate Galapagos? How do you feel about George Saunders? I think he is a genius and so do the people at the McArthur Foundation. How do you feel about A.M. Homes? Music for Torching = brilliant and I still think about This Book Will Save Your Life. Oh, I almost forgot to mention how awesome Home Land and The Ask are by Sam Lipsyte. Do you like Non-fiction written by chuck klosterman and not mind his fiction too much? Actually, Downtown Owl was pretty great. How about David Foster Wallace? I like his non-fiction. If any of your thoughts are similar to any of these, you may enjoy some of the books on these lists. Enjoy and feedback is always welcome.This is list of books I have read in 2010..This is a way for me to remember what I have read during the year. Someday I can look back on my lists and remember all the fun times I had with these books..."
The Song Is You: A Novel
1.  The Song Is You: A Novel by Arthur Phillips
The list author says:
  "excellent, brilliant....love it.....Re-read the first page the other day and it all came back to me....
Book of the year? Beautiful...."
Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

See buying options
Lullaby
2.  Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
$9.89   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (383 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Invisible Monsters: A Novel
3.  Invisible Monsters: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
$8.26   Used & New from: $1.10
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (529 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Carter Beats the Devil
4.  Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold
The list author says:
  "one of the finest books ever"
$13.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit
5.  Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit by Matt McCarthy
The list author says:
  "awesome book.........Thanks for writing it."
Used & New from: $1.55
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

See buying options
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories
6.  Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories by Wells Tower
The list author says:
  "awesome...If you like George Saunder's short stories, you will probably like these.  I liked them alot, alot......"
$10.60   Used & New from: $0.45
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever: Stories
7.  Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever: Stories by Justin Taylor
The list author says:
  "nice stories"
$10.85   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To (Vintage Contemporaries)
8.  The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To (Vintage Contemporaries) by D. C. Pierson
The list author says:
  "great story..loved it"
$12.30   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City
9.  Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City by Jonathan Mahler
The list author says:
  "awesome.......politics, baseball, riots,what more could you ask for.....oh yeah history....Fun, exciting read....A real page turner..."
$12.43   Used & New from: $1.15
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

'What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?': Jimmy Carter, America's "Malaise," and the Speech that Should Have Changed the Country
10.  'What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?': Jimmy Carter, America's "Malaise," and the Speech that Should Have Changed the Country by Kevin Mattson
The list author says:
  "great book....Fun read.."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

See buying options
Hot Springs
11.  Hot Springs by Geoffrey Becker
The list author says:
  "really awesome book......great read....very fun...."
$14.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Unnamed
12.  The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
The list author says:
  "beautiful"
Used & New from: $0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

See buying options
The Ask: A Novel
13.  The Ask: A Novel by Sam Lipsyte
The list author says:
  "Very happy this book was written..Finished it, smiled, urinated."
$22.50   Used & New from: $0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series Book 1)
14.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Series Book 1) by Stieg Larsson
The list author says:
  "not bad"
$5.79
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,121 customer reviews) | 57 customer discussions

See buying options
Home Land: A Novel
15.  Home Land: A Novel by Sam Lipsyte
The list author says:
  "really great book.....teabag kills it."
Used & New from: $1.44
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Series)
16.  The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Series) by Stieg Larsson
The list author says:
  "better than the first one. very good."
$13.38   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,511 customer reviews) | 43 customer discussions

Venus Drive: Stories
17.  Venus Drive: Stories by Sam Lipsyte
The list author says:
  "excellent stories...."
$13.83   Used & New from: $4.50
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Bullpen Gospels: A Non-Prospect's Pursuit of the Major Leagues and the Meaning of Life
18.  The Bullpen Gospels: A Non-Prospect's Pursuit of the Major Leagues and the Meaning of Life by Dirk Hayhurst
The list author says:
  "An awesome read.  Really takes you inside baseball, funny, heartwarming, silly and meaningful.  Thanks dirk."
$11.64   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)

Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music
19.  Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music by Greg Kot
The list author says:
  "Pretty informative....Great chapter on Bright eyes.....Although I would recommend "Appetite for Self-Destruction" if you want a great read about the failures of the major labels."
Used & New from: $1.25
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

See buying options
How to Sell: A Novel
20.  How to Sell: A Novel by Clancy W. Martin
The list author says:
  "great story.....loved it."
$13.96   Used & New from: $0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy)
21.  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy) by Stieg Larsson
The list author says:
  "Great finish to the trilogy."
$17.08   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,906 customer reviews) | 37 customer discussions

Strip (Otto Penzler Books)
22.  Strip (Otto Penzler Books) by Thomas Perry
The list author says:
  "over the top crime novel.  I thought it was funny.  Was it supposed to be funny? I think so."
Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

See buying options
Go, Mutants!: A Novel
23.  Go, Mutants!: A Novel by Larry Doyle
The list author says:
  "really funny....reminded me of Futurama"
$21.59   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Three Delays: A Novel
24.  Three Delays: A Novel by Charlie Smith
The list author says:
  "great book.....wow.
thanks, on point radio!"
$14.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel
25.  The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel by Brady Udall
The list author says:
  "not bad."
$18.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Waveland (Vintage Contemporaries)
26.  Waveland (Vintage Contemporaries) by Frederick Barthelme
The list author says:
  "I loved this book.  It was quiet and beautiful.  Really liked the author's style. highy recommended."
$11.95   Used & New from: $1.82
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter
27.  Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell
The list author says:
  "Wow.  This book was awesome. It made me want to play video games.  Very fun to read."
Used & New from: $0.45
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

See buying options
Her Name Was Lola: A Novel
28.  Her Name Was Lola: A Novel by Russell Hoban
The list author says:
  "pretty amazing...loved it"
Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

See buying options
A Visit from the Goon Squad
29.  A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The list author says:
  "excellent book."
$18.82   Used & New from: $0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (890 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Financial Lives of the Poets: A Novel
30.  The Financial Lives of the Poets: A Novel by Jess Walter
The list author says:
  "I loved this book.  Very funny and engaging.  A book like this reminds me why I like to read.  Family memebers may be getting this one of christmas."
$10.69   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)

Beach Week: A Novel
31.  Beach Week: A Novel by Susan Coll
The list author says:
  "This book was great.  Very fun.  Reminded me of Perrota and Homes."
$13.28   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Last Night in Montreal
32.  Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel
The list author says:
  "not bad"
$14.56   Used & New from: $2.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Hummingbirds: A Novel
33.  Hummingbirds: A Novel by Joshua A. Gaylord
The list author says:
  "Great book. good story..  I look forward to more from Dr. Josh.  Binhammer and Hughes  .."
Used & New from: $2.57
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

See buying options
Bad Marie: A Novel
34.  Bad Marie: A Novel by Marcy Dermansky
The list author says:
  "Marie is bad.  Marie is stuck... Marie is is awesome......Excellent story....
highly enjoyable.
I kept thinking about Marie meeting the main character in Hot Springs by Geoffrey Becker.
Marie reminded me of my friend Marah."
$10.74   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean
35.  The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey
The list author says:
  "amazing book. Top of the top.  Love it.
Book of the year?"
$17.79   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (347 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Hunger Games (Book 1)
36.  The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
$7.09   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23,918 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
37.  Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2) by Suzanne Collins
$12.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16,311 customer reviews)

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)
38.  Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins
$14.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19,476 customer reviews) | 145 customer discussions