Sunday, January 2, 2011

Non-Food Post - Books Read in 2010

I seem to have dropped off in my reading, only 24 books in 2010. My favorites were Proust was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer and The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Honorable mention goes to Full Dark, No Stars, because it seems like Stephen King is finally returning to the writer he used to be.

With no further adieu, the list:

The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco – Allen Rucker, Michele Schicolone
The Hellbound Heart – Clive Barker
Donnie Brasco – Joseph D. Pistone
Proust was a Neuroscientist – Jonah Lehrer
Shadow of Albion – Andre Norton and Rosemary Edgehill
The Elves of Cintra – Terry Brooks
Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
Eleven Minutes – Paulo Coelho
The Stranger – Albert Camus
The Living Dead – John Joseph Adams, ed.
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
A Homemade Life – Molly Wizenberg
The Witch of Portobello – Paulo Coelho
Shadow & Claw – Gene Wolfe
Sword & Citadel – Gene Wolfe
Rant – Chuck Palahniuk
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
Bloodstone – Nate Kenyon
The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati
Gomorrah – Roberto Saviano
The Shack – Wm. Paul Young
Full Dark, No Stars – Stephen King

What did you read?


caninecologne said...

hi vicki,
gosh, i feel like a total illiterate. i read 'water for elephants' and bits and pieces of other books.

btw, noticed you had clive barker in there. he's one of my favorite authors. my favorite is "the books of blood volumes I-III".

Vicki said...

Hi CC - The only other Barker I've read is Imajica. Books of Blood is now on my to-read list :)

caninecologne said...

hi vicki - the first book i read was imajica back when it came out. wasn't so much a fan of his fantasy stuff as much as his horror material.

Books of Blood is a compilation of his short stories, one of which was the basis for the horror movie, "Candyman". If you've ever watched the movie "Nightbreed", that was also based on the novel "Cabal" by Barker.

Other books by Barker I like are "The Damnation Game", "The Hellbound Heart" (from which the "Hellraiser" movie was based), and "Weaveworld" (this one is more fantasy) and "The Thief of Always". I have "Abarat" but haven't started it yet.