Books I’ve Read in 2010

This will probably be of no interest to anybody but me but here is a list of every book I’ve read in 2010 and the dates I read them. (I started doing this wayyyyy back in 2009. As with all other things, I blame Art Garfunkel)

The Forever War 1/2/10 – 1/4/10
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons 1/4/10 – 1/7/10
Fates Worse Than Death 1/10/10 – (Didn’t finish)
A Confederacy of Dinces 1/19/10 – (Didn’t finish)
Shutter Island (audio) 2/21/10 – 3/1/10
When You Are Engulfed in Flames (audio) 2/26/10 – 3/2/10
Under the Dome (audio) 3/8/10 – 4/5/10
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter 3/23/10 – 4/5/10
Little Brother (stanza) 4/6/10 – 4/14/10
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (audio) 4/6/10 – 5/26/10
The Indian in the Cupboard 4/6/10 – 4/8/10
Fragile Things 4/21/10 – 4/28/10
A Study in Scarlet 4/28/10 -5/2/10
Anansi Boys 5/24/10 – 6/3/10
The Sign of Four 5/2/10 – 5/3/10
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 5/3/10 – 5/7/10
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 5/9/10 – 5/12/10
The Hound of the Baskervilles 5/12/10 – 5/13/10
The Return of Sherlock Holmes 5/13/10 – 5/18/10
The Valley of Fear 5/18/10 – 5/20/10
His Last Bow 5/20/10 – 5/23/10
Las Vegas Noir 6/3/10 – 6/7/10
The Stand (audio) 6/3/10 – 9/1/10
The Story of Britain 6/7/10 – 6/30/10
The Omnivore’s Dilemma 6/8/10 – 6/10/10
Little Fuzzy (stanza) 6/10/10 – 6/18/10
The Secret Garden (stanza) 6/18/10 – 6/28/10
The Autobiography of Henry VIII 6/27/10 – 7/7/10
Smoke and Mirrors 7/7/10 – 7/13/10
The Talented Mr. Ripley 7/11/10 – 7/15/10
Ripley Under Ground 7/16/10 – 7/20/10
Ripley’s Game 7/20/10 – 7/21/10
Ripley Under Water 7/21/10 – 7/23/10
The Maltese Falcon 7/25/10 – 7/26/10
The Boy Who Followed Ripley 7/26/10 – 7/28/10
Button, Button, Uncanny Stories 8/3/10 – 8/4/10
Shadow and Claw 8/6/10 – (Didn’t finish)
For the Win (stanza) 8/10/10 – 8/17/10
The Demolished Man 8/17/10 – 8/20/10
Mystery of the Dancing Devil 8/21/10 -8/22/10
Stranger in a Strange Land 8/23/10 – 8/25/10
Mystery of the Headless Horse 8/28/10 – 8/30/10
The Grapes of Wrath 8/30/10 – 9/8/10
Dolores Claiborne (audio) 9/7/10 – 9/11/10
A Canticle for Leibowitz 9/11/10 – 9/16/10
The Last Full Measure 9/22/10 – 9/27/10
The March 9/27/10 -10/2/10
True Grit 10/2/10 – 10/4/10
The Bucolic Plague 10/4/10 – 10/5/10
Darkly Dreaming Dexter 10/5/10 – 10/8/10
The Three Coffins 10/10/10 – 10/12/10
Oryx and Crake 10/12/10 – 10/19/10
Peeps 10/22/10 – 10/25/10
Gone With the Wind 10/25/10 – 10/31/10
Midwich Cuckoos 10/31/10 – 11/3/10
Carter Beats the Devil 11/5/10 – 11/14/10
Hellhouse 11/16/10 – 11/23/10
Into Thin Air 11/24/11 – 11/28/10
Fellowship of the Ring 11/29/10 – 12/6/10
The Two Towers 12/6/10 – 12/11/10
Good Omens 12/12/10 – 12/13/10
The Help 12/13/10 – 12/16/10
Life by Keith Richards 12/27/10 – 12/31/10


  1. There are so many good books on there… I haven’t read Canticle for Leibowitz for a very very long time, but as soon as I saw the title I remembered how I used to quote the abbot from that book whenever a computer acted up:

    “Nothing could be that perverse without premeditation! It must think! It knows good and evil, I tell you, and it chose the latter!”

    1. The audio book for Shutter Island was great. I enjoyed the reader.. It’s the problem with audio books though, if you can’t stand the performer then it’s difficult getting through even a great book.

      I couldn’t stand the reader for Under the Dome.

      1. I’ve found that the readers grow on you. There have been a couple at Librivox that annoy though. Too much drama, I have to remind myself they are volunteers.

        Thanks for the list, have to try Shutter Island now.

      1. Yeah, I’m a big fan of series. And once I start one, I have to read all of them. Unless I hate it.

        I’m also kind of stuck in a genre rut, but I’m trying to diversify it a bit.

  2. The only way The Indian in the Cupboard took you two whole days is if you had a magical cupboard that distracted you. That should have been a much quicker read, and in conclusion, where did you go with Ingersoll once his picture came to life?

  3. Read Grapes of Wrath as well, when I was in France in May and it was raining. I hung around the fireplace and felt guilty.

    I’ve been trying to get The Handmaid’s Tale on the reading list at my school for ages.

  4. I’ve read many of those books; and, one which jumps out, I read just recently: True Grit. I found it astonishingly good, and am looking forawrd to the Cohen brothers’ forthcoming adaptation.

  5. oh I loved Forever War (and pretty much everything by Joe Haldeman). I wrote him a fan letter about 2 years ago when I found out he’s an adjunct professor and he wrote me back this great email. Now he’s on facebook and ocassionally gets tagged at conventions with other major writers. It’s a real treat to see a photo of him and Ursula K. LeGuin in an old photo.

  6. Glad to see that people are still reading “Canticle for Leibowitz”. I read it 40 years ago and still recall its rich imagery, vocabulary, and view of “progress”.

  7. i couldn’t finish confederacy of dunces either, i found it very annoying and all the characters sorely lacking …..not sure if this was your reason. the forever war got me hooked on all of haldeman’s books, you should try reading worlds apart.

  8. One way to make the list more useful might be to include ratings and a brief synopsis. I enjoy lists like these IF they can help me pick my next read. Providing the above would help!

    Just an idea!

  9. I saw Deloris Claiborne on your list, but not Gerald’s Game. I highly recommend reading/listening to that one, as the stories are eerily but masterfully intertwined. You have certainly motivated me to get back into the library. My list of books read in 2010 is much shorter…much much shorter…

  10. I think I try to comment on this every time you bring up the subject of books to read or that you’ve read: Have you tried Dan Simmons’ Hyperion series yet? Something to consider for 2011…

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