Sunday, January 2, 2011

Books I Read in 2010

I keep a reading log in a composition notebook. I read so much, the log helps me keep track of what I've read and when I read it. After reading several posts about people's reading in the last year, I decided to type up my reading list from 2010 and post it. I was surprised by two things: 1)the total number of books I read, and 2) how few "grown-up" books I've read.

So my goals for this year-
1. Keep reading, maybe break 200.
2. Read more "grown-up" books- not just professional books, but also ones for fun

Here is my list from 2010, the "grown-up" books are marked with an *

Books I Read in 2010

  1. Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins
  2. The 39 Clues: Book 3-The Sword Thief- Peter Lerangis
  3. The Book Thief- Marcus Zukas
  4. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landeu-Banks- E. Lockhart
  5. The Adoration of Jenna Fox- Mary Pearson
  6. The Power of One (Young Reader’s Condensed)- Bryce Courtenay
  7. *The Kite Runner (CD)- Khaled Hosseini
  8. The Shadow Club- Neal Shusterman
  9. *Romeo and Juliet- Wm. Shakespeare (A re-read in prep for teaching it)
  10. Tears of a Tiger- Sharon M. Draper
  11. *Animal Farm- George Orwell
  12. Beyond the Chocolate War- Robert Cormier
  13. The Higher Power of Lucky- Susan Patron
  14. The Teacher’s Funeral- Richard Peck
  15. Gregor the Overlander- Suzanne Collins
  16. The Westing Game- Ellen Raskin
  17. Little Brother- Cory Doctorow
  18. Faraway Summer- Johanna Hurwitz
  19. Lost and Found- Anne Schraff
  20. The Summer I Turned Pretty- Jenny Han
  21. Trees in the Pavement- Jennifer Anne Grosser
  22. *Robert Cormier: Daring to Disturb the Universe- Patty Campbell
  23. Robert Cormier: Author of the Chocolate War- Ann Angel
  24. Robert Cormier: Banned, Challenged, and Censored- Wendy Hart Beckman
  25. Robert Cormier- Sarah L. Thompson
  26. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life- Rachel Renee Russell
  27. The 39 Clues Book 4: Beyond the Grave- Jude Watson
  28. The Secret Language of Girls- Frances O’Roark Dowell
  29. The Knife of Never Letting Go- Patrick Ness
  30. Bystander- James Preller
  31. The Compound- S.A. Bodeen
  32. The Rag and Bone Shop- Robert Cormier
  33. Touch Blue- Cynthia Lord
  34. *Arcadia Falls- Carol Goodman
  35. What My Mother Doesn’t Know- Sonya Sones
  36. Stop Pretending- Sonya Sones
  37. *On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft- Stephen King
  38. The Ask and The Answer- Patrick Ness
  39. After Ever After- Jordan Sonnenblick
  40. Zen and the Art of Faking It- Jordan Sonnenblick
  41. Go and Come Back- Joan Abelove
  42. The Maze Runner- James Dashner
  43. What I Saw and How I Lied- Judy Blundell
  44. Breathless- Jessica Warman
  45. Epitaph Road- David Patneaude
  46. *In the Time of the Butterflies- Julia Alvarez
  47. By the Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead- Julie Anne Peters
  48. The Revealers- Doug Wilhelm
  49. *The Sonnet Lover- Carol Goodman (reread)
  50. Witch Child- Ceila Rees
  51. Olive’s Ocean- Kevin Henkes
  52. If I Stay- Gayle Foreman
  53. The Gospel According to Larry- Janet Tashjan
  54. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793- Jim Murphy
  55. Keeping the Moon- Sarah Dessen
  56. Shadow Club Rising- Neal Shusterman
  57. Once Was Lost- Sarah Zarr
  58. So B. It- Sarah Weeks
  59. *The Broken Teaglass- Emily Arsenault
  60. Stargirl- Jerry Spinelli (CD)
  61. *This Book Is Overdue: How Librarians and Cyberarians Will Save Us- Marilyn Johnson
  62. How To Survive Middle School- Donna Gephart
  63. *The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society- Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  64. The Witch of Blackbird Pond- Elizabeth George Speare
  65. A Crooked Kind of Perfect- Linda Urban
  66. Smile (graphic novel)-Raina Telgemeier
  67. Woods Runner-Gary Paulsen
  68. Notes from the Dog- Gary Paulsen
  69. Eli the Good- Silas House
  70. *The Crucible-Arthur Miller (reread in prep for teaching)
  71. The Kind of Friends We Used to Be- Frances O’Roark Dowell
  72. Numbering All the Bones- Ann Rinaldi
  73. *Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School- Georgia Heard
  74. The Skin I’m In- Sharon G. Flake
  75. *Sorcery in Salem (Images of America)- John Hardy Wright
  76. A Break with Charity: A Story About the Salem Witch Trials- Ann Rinaldi
  77. Nothing But the Truth- Avi
  78. Along for the Ride- Sarah Dessen
  79. Willow- Julia Hoban
  80. Fever, 1793- Laurie Halse Anderson
  81. Shooting the Moon- Frances O’Roark Dowell
  82. Soldier’s Heart- Gary Paulsen
  83. Word After Word After Word- Patricia MacLachlan
  84. Across Five Aprils- Irene Hunt
  85. Borrowed Names- Jeannie Atkins
  86. The Dreamer- Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis
  87. Things Not Seen- Andrew Clements
  88. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town- Stephanie Willis Holt
  89. Bird Lake Moon (CD)- Kevin Henkes
  90. Queen Bee (graphic novel)- Chynna Clugston
  91. Heatbeat- Sharon Creech
  92. *The Last Days of Dogtown- Anita Diamant
  93. Crossing Stones- Helen Frost
  94. Tuck Everlasting- Natalie Babbit
  95. Word Nerd- Susin Nielsen
  96. Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 1: Orientation (graphic novel)- Thomas Siddell
  97. The Braid- Helen Frost
  98. Home of the Brave- Katherine Applegate
  99. Bull Run- Paul Fleischman
  100. The Last Safe House- Barbara Greenwood, Heather Collins
  101. Things Hoped For- Andrew Clements
  102. This Lullaby- Sarah Dessen
  103. Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 2: Research (graphic novel)- Thomas Siddell
  104. Keesha’s House- Helen Frost
  105. Peace, Locomotion- Jacqueline Woodson
  106. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin- Josh Burk
  107. The Battle of Jericho- Sharon M. Draper
  108. Taken- Edward Bloor
  109. Night John- Gary Paulsen
  110. Gone From These Woods- Donny Bailey Seagraves
  111. Frenchtown Summer- Robert Cormier
  112. Absolutely Normal Chaos- Sharon Creech
  113. Whirligig- Paul Fleishman
  114. *Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café- Fannie Flagg
  115. The Misfits- James Howe
  116. *That Old Cape Magic- Richard Russo
  117. *The Hungary Ocean- Linda Greenlaw
  118. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane- Kate DiCamillo
  119. Red Kayak- Priscilla Cummings
  120. Dog Loves Books- Louise Yates
  121. Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale- Daniel Kirk
  122. Library Mouse- Daniel Kirk
  123. Wicked Girls- Stephanie Hemphill
  124. The Journey That Saved Curious George- Louise Borden
  125. Whiteblack the Penguin Sees the World- Margaret and H.A. Rey
  126. Diamon Willow- Helen Frost
  127. Graceling- Kristin Cashore
  128. Shakespeare Bats Cleanup- Ron Koertge
  129. Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs- Ron Koertge
  130. Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith- Deborah Heiligman
  131. The Girls- Amy Goldman Koss
  132. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg- Rodman Philbrick
  133. Mockingjay- Suzanne Collins
  134. The Hard Kind of Promise- Gina Willner-Pardo
  135. A Fine White Dust (CD)- Cynthia Rylant
  136. Down the Rabbit Hole- Peter Abrahams
  137. *Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury
  138. Bink and Gollie- Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee
  139. Mirror, Mirror: A book of Reverse Verse- Marilyn Singer
  140. Sugar and Ice- Kate Messner
  141. Skeleton Man- Joseph Bruchac
  142. Twenty Boy Summer- Sarah Ockler
  143. Finnikin of the Rock- Melina Marchetta
  144. Wings- Aprilynne Pike
  145. 13 Reasons Why- Jay Asher
  146. Redwall: The Graphic Novel- Brian Jacques; Illus. Bret Blevins
  147. Jumping off Swings- Jo Knowles
  148. Need- Carrie Jones
  149. Spells- Aprilynn Pike
  150. Shiver- Maggie Stiefvater
  151. *Black Swan Rising- Lee Carroll
  152. Mockingbird- Kathryn Erskine
  153. The Forest of Hands and Teeth- Carrie Ryan
  154. Songs for a Teenage Nomad- Kim Culbertson
  155. Hostage- Willo Davis Roberts
  156. Another Faust- Daniel and Dina Nayeri
  157. God Went to Beauty School- Cynthia Rylant
  158. Quaking- Katherine Erskine
  159. Forge- Laurie Halse Anderson
  160. Storm Mountain- Tom Birdseye
  161. Stolen- Lucy Christopher
  162. Ways to Live Forever- Sally Nicholls
  163. Revolution- Jennifer Donnelly
  164. Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons- Ann Rinaldi
  165. A Tale Dark and Grimm- Adam Gidwitz
  166. Monsters of Men- Patrick Ness
  167. *The Wonder of It All- Left Coast Design
  168. Laika (graphic novel)- Nick Abadais
  169. Out of My Mind- Sharon M. Draper

1 comment:

  1. What a great reference list! Thanks for posting your reading list.