Friday, December 31, 2010

What I've read in 2010

Most recent books are at the top and those starred * are book club choices.

One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore
The Hating Game by Talli Roland
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
In Grandmother’s House by Sorasing and Peter….
Wife in the North by Judith O’Reilly
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
The Glass Painter’s Daughter by Rachel Hore
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie*
Your Blue-Eyed Boy by Helen Dunmore
Emma's Baby by Abbie Taylor
Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall
The Waiting Room by FG Cottam
Choral Society by Prue Leith
The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The Bed I Made by Lucie Whitehouse
Without Alice by DJ Kirkby
Turning The Tide by Christine Stovell
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
Dad's Life by Dave Hill
The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morrall
Mr Rosenblum's List by Natasha Solomons
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne (again)
Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
One Day by David Nicholls
The Daughter Game by Kate Long
Tell It To The Bees by Fiona Shaw
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson*
The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
My So-Called Afterlife by Tamsyn Murray
Wasted by Nicola Morgan
The Lessons by Naomi Alderman
The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe*
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
Thaw by Fiona Robyn
A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth
Cut Short by Leigh Russell
Looking For Alaska by John Green
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
Self Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
Lottery by Patricia Wood
Black Boxes by Caroline Smailes
The Elephanta Suite by Paul Theroux*
Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn
The Machine Stops by EM Forster
We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver*
Ox-Tales EARTH by lots of great writers
Incendiary by Chris Cleave
Heartburn by Nora Ephron
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton


Megan said...

Good list. From your list, I've read (though not necessarily in 2010) The Help; Juliet, Naked; One Day; A Gate at the Stairs; When Will There Be Good News; Hunger Games; What Was Lost. The Hunger Games was definitely my favorite of those--fantastic series!

Happy New Year!

The Sisterhood said...

Impressive list! Good for you!

♥ Mary Mary

The Weed said...

I'm totally impressed by this list! I want to do better in 2011, and you've inspired me. Maybe I'll check out a few of your 2010 books.

Jenny Beattie said...

Thanks Megan. Hunger Games blew me away. If you liked that and you like YA.... I recommend Wasted by Nicola Morgan.

Mary Mary, thank you. I think it means I spend far too much of my time reading. But I don't watch much TV... that must be where I get my time from!

The Weed, thank you. It's certainly more than I read last year and I think it must have been because it was a stressful year. I always seek solace in reading...

Chris Stovell said...

Ooh, lots of reads in common with you this year - I'm reading 'A Gate at the Stairs' at the moment so that's another one.

Thanks, Jenny, for your support for 'Turning the Tide'. Here's wishing you and yours all the best for 2011

Susie Vereker said...

Good for you. I will study your list. Happy new year.