Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Reading Life- Year in Review 2010

I read 60 books in 2010. Instead of the usual breakdown of just Fiction and Non-Fiction books, I also added Graphic Novels. That’s a pretty new genre for me and I’ve been surprised at how wide the scope of subjects they tackle, not just the common superheroes stories we’re familiar with.

Out of the titles I included in my reading list, only 17 of the books I read were on it.

I’ve read 32 new authors but only a couple of them were worth checking out their other books- Stieg Larsson and Guillermo Del Toro.

Breakdown of Books Read in 2010

Non-fictionMemoirs- 4
General- 7
Graphic Novels- 2

FictionMystery/Thrillers- 11
Kids/YA- 20
General- 11
Graphic Novels- 5

Total- 60

There were so many great books! Here are some of them:
-The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
-The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
-The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larson
-Push by Sapphire
-Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood
-The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
-My Reading Life by Pat Conroy
-The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

I would say the worst book I read was "In the Stacks", a short story collection about libraries and librarians. It was just absolutely poorly edited! And, sad to say, I was not at all impressed by "The Secret of Ka" by my one of my favorite authors Christopher Pike. He could do so much better and already has a YA series going that should be finished before beginning another one!

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