7.19.2010

list twenty-four: The Big Book List of 2010

I'm an avid reader...and a quick one at that. Last year, I read about 30 books without too much effort. This year, I challenged myself to read 50. Then, when making my list of Must Reads, I bumped it up to 60. It's my goal before the end of the year to read every book on this list.

By the way...I live for book suggestions. Please do share and I'll put them on next year's list of 75 :)


1 No Impact Man Colin Beavan
2 Dead in the Family Charlaine Harris
3 The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Maggie O'Farrell
4 Glass Houses Rachel Caine
5 The Dead Girls Dance Rachel Caine
6 Midnight Alley Rachel Caine
7 Feast of Fools Rachel Caine
8 Lord of Misrule Rachel Caine
9 Carpe Corpus Rachel Caine
10 Fade Out Rachel Caine
11 Kiss of Death Rachel Caine
12 Ghost Town Rachel Caine
13 Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson
14 People of the Book Geraldine Brooks
15 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller
16 Cod Mark Kurlansky
17 Alice I have Been Melanie Benjamin
18 Half Broke Horses Jeanette Walls
19 The People of Paper Salvador Plascencia
20 The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold
21 North River: A Novel Pete Hamill
22 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay Michael Chabon
23 The Historian Elizabeth Kostova
24 Home Julie Andrews
25 American Eve Paula Uruburu
26 What She Wants Cathy Kelly
27 The Help Kathryn Stockett
28 Sixteen Brides Stephanie Grace Whitson
29 The Irresistable Henry House Lisa Grunwald
30 Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Helen Simonson
31 So Cold the River Michael Koryta
32 The Hand that First Held Mine Maggie O'Farrell
33 The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Stephanie Meyer
34 Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford
35 The Forgotten Garden Kate Morton
36 The House at Riverton Kate Morton
37 The Lost Hours Karen White
38 A Reliable Wife Robert Goolrick
39 Crow Lake Mary Lawson
40 Roseflower Creek, 2E Jackie Lee Miles
41 Sarah's Key Tatiana de Rosnay
42 The Butterfly House Marcia Preston
43 Those Who Save Us Jenna Blum
44 Still Alice Lisa Genova
45 In this Dark House Louise Kehoe
46 House of Daughters Sarah-Kate Lynch
47 The Guns of August Barbara W. Tuchman
48 Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout
49 Peony in Love Lisa See
50 Shit my Dad Says Justin Halpern
51 The Art of Manliness Brett McKay
52 The Kitchen God's Wife Amy Tan
53 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
54 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas John Boyne
55 Into the Wild Jon Krakauer
56 Geisha of Gion Mineko Iwasaki
57 Life of Pi Yann Martel
58 A Great and Terrible Beauty (Book 1) Libba Bray
59 Rebel Angels (Book 2) Libba Bray
60 The Sweet Far Thing (Book 3) Libba Bray

4 comments:

Casee Marie said...

I've been hoping to read fifty books this year as well, though I doubt I'll actually make it. A bunch of the ones on your list are on mine as well - especially Three Cups of Tea and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand! Right now I'm reading Elizabeth Gilbert's first novel "Stern Men" which is taking me a little while to get into, but "Eat, Pray, Love" is one of my favorites. I'd also recommend Daphne Du Maurier's "Rebecca" if you've never read it - and if you happen to like Gothic romances in the vein of Jane Eyre. I also always say that "84, Charing Cross Road" by Helene Hanff is a must-read for any booklover. (:

MSM said...

Good list, I have read only a few of those and am in a book club - always good to see other folks' lists!

Good luck - you can easily reach your goal if your computer doesn't keep malfunctioning, eh?

jen said...

awesome :) i have one book on your list! i love to read, alert time is just hard to find. and i read whatever i find at garage sales that sound familiar. ha.

leyla said...

Wow, that's quite a list! I decided to not buy any new books until I finish the ones I already own. Here's my list: http://leylafolsom.wordpress.com/unread-library/. I've only finished one of them so far but I'm halfway through two others, haha.

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