Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Books Read in 2010

Every January I do a post with all the books I read the previous year.
If you can recommend any for this year, please leave a comment. I'm always on the lookout for new reading matter.

Split Second - David Baldacci
Until I find you - John Irving
The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
Simple Genius - David Baldacci
The Summons - John Grisham
The Colour of Water - Angela Green
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder - Rebecca Wells
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
Scarpetta - Patricia Cornwell
The Pact - Jodi Picoult
The Almost Moon - Alice Sebold
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Hour Game - David Baldacci

My favorites:
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
The Lovely Bones
The Pact

My Least Favorites:
The Colour of Water
Until I find you
The Year of the Flood

I bought myself a nook for my birthday in October.

Our library is rapidly expanding its ebook selection and it really helps not having to fit library visits into my hectic schedule as well.


  1. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (her adult novel) was excellent. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and other 2 in the trilogy) were good too. It took a little to get into the Dragon book, but it really catches you after all the background info they throw at you.

    Happy Reading!

  2. I loved The Art of Racing in the Rain.

  3. Outlander - Series of 8 books
    The 1st one was free on the nook the last time I checked.

  4. I can't think of the author - duh! - but The Time Traveler's Wife is fantastic! It's not a "new" book, and the movie was out last year, too, but the book was better! Thanks for sharing those!

  5. "The Help" is a great one. I can't remember the author, but it is on the Times best seller list. It looks like you and I have similar tastes, so I think you will like it. I will definietly be using some of your suggestions :)

  6. I have read some of your list. I haven't kept track of what books I read, I read too much! It interferes with quilting sometime. I'm getting a kindle soon and then I'm afraid I will be reading even more than I do now.

  7. Half Broke Horses~Jeannette Walls
    Unbroken~Laura Hillenbrand
    Room~Emma Donoghue
    Prayers for Sale~Sandra Dallas
    Redeeming Love~Francine Rivers

    Great books! Hope you find a good one to get into:)
    ps, I love my Nook too!!

  8. What a great list! I have read a couple of those, but a couple are new to me. I still love the feel of a book, so I'm wondering how you like your Nook.

  9. I just got a Nook too and I am loving that I can borrow library books with it. Here are some of my favorite books:

    The Help - Kathryn Stockett
    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
    A Bride in the Bargain - Deeanne Gist
    The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio - Terry Ryan
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
    Elm Creek Quilt Series - Jennifer Chiaverini
    The Hunger Games Series - Suzanne Collins

    And my all time favorite
    These Is My Words - Nancy Turner

  10. As recommended above, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

    Its a trilogy but once you read the first you can't wait to read the second ;)


  11. The book I am reading right now is called "Blue Highway" by William Least Heat-Moon.
    It's a true story of a man who leaves his life behind and travels thru the rural parts of the U.S.
    You get to know some of the people he encounters, some history of locations, and just some of his insite at the time.
    I don't think you can download this. But it was a relatively unexpensive book.

  12. You've read some wonderful books and gotten some great recommendations. Did you know you can "borrow" e-books from you library on you Nook? I'm a bookseller, in addition to being a quilter. If you're ever stuck for what to read, check out my book blog. http://lovesbooksntea.blogspot.com/

  13. omg i can't believe you didn't like until i find you! that book is fabulous! i read several john irving titles this year and loved them all.

    i got a nook for christmas! i love it. sadly, unlike your library, our local e-library is total crap.

  14. I love the "Twilight" sagas. But some of my favorites are also Nicholas Sparks, Thomas Kinkade, Debbie McCombe, Grace Chapel Series and the Heather Creek Series from Guideposts. By the way I love this blog of yours. :)

  15. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the other 2 in the series were really good. I watched all 3 of the movies off Netflix, had to read the subtitles, but still really good.

  16. If you like David Baldacci then you will probably like some of these: Lee Child's Jack Reacher series; Nelson DeMille -- some are so-so but the John Corey series are GREAT -- read them in order. Jeffery Deaver, Nevada Barr, and of course, Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series -- best if read in order. Joshilyn Jackson; Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth.

    I could go on and on....but between downloading books to my Sony reader and audio books to my ipod -- I listen to audio books while I quilt. I go through a LOT of books.

  17. I just finished the book Sarah's Key. Couldn't put it down! I did a post on it a few days ago... if you'd like to know about it.

  18. I don't know if you like non-fiction or not but Sarah ban Breathnach's new book is out and it is wonderful. It is called Peace and Plenty. She is the author who had the hit bestseller several years ago called Simple Abundance. This latest book came out just at the end of 2010.

  19. Hi, Have you read The Help. I loved it.

  20. the host is great! i just read a robin maxwell. she is good and i love tracey chavelier!!! i'll go and check out a few on your list. thanks for sharing.

  21. Someone already mentioned The Host by Stephenie Meyet - one of my favorites. You might also want to try Sarah Addison Allen. She has 3 books out - a bit of make believe thrown in with a good story & a little romance. Loved all 3.

    I read all the posts here & got some good ideas - thanks!

  22. Couldn't resist - had to get out my list & tell you more of my favorites:

    *We Are All Welcome Here - Elizabeth Berg *Marie Bostwick - series of 3 quilting related stories *Sunday at Tiffany's-James Patterson *Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn-Kris Radish *The Pilot's Wife-Anita Shreve *The Passion of Artmesia-Susan Vreeland *The Guernsey Literary & Potato Society *The color of Law-Mark Gimenez *the Secret Life of Bees-Sue Monk *The Camel Knows the Way-Lorna Kelly *Girl With A Pearl Earring-Tracy Chevalier *Saving Grace-David Baldacci

  23. a great list of books!
    I got myself an e-reader around the same time. I love it! It makes reading so much easier for me (o:
    Have fun with your reading in 2011.

  24. Do you like books that make you think a little, but laugh a lot? One of my all time favorites is "To Say Nothing of the Dog" by Connie Willis. Fabulous!! It's available in ebooks, if you want to check it out. I enjoy stopping by your site now and then. I link over from Leanne's House :)

  25. I too recommend "The Guernsey... Society" - long title! Also loved and I highly recommend "The Little Stranger" by Sarah Waters. I haven't read "Room" (yet) but I have read one of Emma Donoghue's books - called "The Sealed Letter" (I think) which was excellent.