Sunday, January 2, 2011

Best reads of 2010

2010 Reading List
Looks like I read 19 books in 2010. That's an okay number, but not great. I would have preferred a nice, round 20. I should have been able to easily reach this number, but while I was in the US I was too busy eating and watching Hoarders to actually read anything. I don't like to set myself up for failure, so my goal for 2011 is 20 books.

The one book from this year I'd be most likely to recommend is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

The most enjoyable quick read was The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

The biggest disappointment was Julie and Julia by Julie Powell.

The one book I'd never recommend was No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.

What books did you read this year? I love book recommendations, so let me know if you read anything interesting!


  1. I was looking for some good book recommendations so this is great. Thanks! I'll be looking these up on Amazon tonight.

  2. Are you a member of Goodreads? It's connected to facebook and a good way to keep track of books and see what other people are reading. (Now I sounds like an ad!)

    I'll have to add some of your books to my reading list for 2011.

  3. Sara, I've heard of Goodreads, but haven't checked it out. I'll give it a look and hopefully you'll get a kickback! Ha!

  4. I've been wanting to read The Help, but haven't yet. I haven't read Julie and Julia. (I did read My Life in France the summer of 2009.) Seems like most either love it or hate it. I know enough about Julie Powell to know I probably wouldn't enjoy her books.

    I created a list at my blog of books I read last year. My favorites were The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. Voyager is the third book in the Outlander series.

  5. Love the list you put together! I've actually read a few of them. I laughed out loud when I read that you watch Hoarders when you're in the States! I do too :) You should watch this episode of Dr Phil (it's on YouTube) it's the most extreme case I've ever seen!

  6. Thanks for the link, I'll check it out! In addition to regular Hoarders, I discovered 'Animal Hoarders' on Animal Planet. It was terribly sad. :(

  7. It looks like we read a few of the same books last year and The Book Thief is in my to read pile at the moment. I've heard such great things about it.

    Have you ever read Eve Green by Susan Fletcher? I think you might like that. x

  8. No! I haven't even heard of it. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check it out!