Books I read in 2010
Yet again I have failed miserably in my quest to read a book a week (on average). You know…like I did pre-children!
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: Potentially life changing autobiographical memoir by Don Miller. Don decides that he wants to have a good “story” to tell about his life. And it makes me want me change my life story to be great.
What Strength Remains:Fantastic biography of an amazing genoicide survivor from Burundi and his journey to the United States. And back to Burundi. Inspiring and amazing.
The Art of Racing in the Rain: Sad and pensive fiction about a Northwest man surviving the loss of his wife and the battle to get custody of his daughter. All narrated by the family dog.
Outliers: I learned so much from this book!
Catching Fire: Awesome 2nd book in the triology The Hunger Games (although not as good as the first)
Books Read in 2010
- Harry Potter and teh Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Guardians of Ga’hoole–The Capture
- Among Schoolchildren
- A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
- Wind in the Willows
- What Strength Remains
- Gregor the Overlander
- Jesus for President
- The Magician’s Nephew
- The Middle Place
- It’s All Too Much
- How Children Raise Parents
- Sidetracked Home Executives
- Catching Fire
- The Art of Racing in the Rain
- The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
- Adopted For Life
- Shanghai Girls
- Creating an Intimate Marriage
I find it interesting that you summarized “The Art of Racing in the Rain” without mentioning the dog.
oops! I had that in at first, doubted myself (it’s been a while since I read the book), and then deleted it. I put it back in Jen!
I loved Outliers as well and the 5th Harry Potter is by far my favorite! You did a lot of reading lady!
I promised myself that I would try to read a narrative book a month last year. I read so much for work and failed miserably with my goal too.
So far this year I have read two books ( Plain Truth by Jodie Picoult and Breathless by Dean Koontz) which is a very good start. Thanks for the motivation to keep going. I will check out the books on your list.
It’s really nice to have the internet as a medium where we can share our thoughts, I love these stories too, all the climax, they are like a genuine pills that heals your curiousity of being a book worm.
Our book club had a VERY interesting discussion about racing in the rain–you could definitely tell who loved dogs!
wow wow and wow!!! I wish I could / would read again! I read to my kids – but I don’t think this counts!
Happy New Year!
You are the first person in awhile who I “know” who has read Gregor the Overlander. What did you think? My husband and I read the entire series (Gregor, and the Harry Potter books are the only books he and I have both read-our tastes and love of reading are different 🙂 )
I do want to read Outliers. I’ve heard so much about that book!
I try for a book a week too!
“How Children Raise Parents” sounds like an interesting read 🙂
Happy reading in 2011– You sure got through a lot of books in 2010!
Seems that you read only good books, congratulations. This is a useful list for me, i will read some of them.
From your list i read only Catching Fire and it is a very very good book, i like it very much,