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Chatterbox's 2010 Reading Log!

What have you read in 2010? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Post by Chatterbox » Sun June 27th, 2010, 5:54 am

June:

Non-fiction:
In Pursuit of Silence by George Prochnik
The Zanzibar Chest by Aidan Hartley
Searching for Order by Anna Pavord
The Music Room by William Fiennes
The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick
Philanthrocapitalism by Matthew Bishop
How to Live: A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell
The Woman Who Fell From the Sky by Jennifer Steil (ARC)

Fiction:
1984 by George Orwell (re-read)
The Midnight House by Alex Berenson
Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
New York by Edward Rutherfurd
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
A Room Swept White by Sophie Hannah
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw
Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland
Gilding Lily by Tatiana Boncompagni
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig
The Confession of Katherine Howard by Suzannah Dunn
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
Damaged by Alex Kava (ARC)
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig
Supreme Justice by Phillip Margolin (ARC)
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
Heresy by S.J. Parris
Murder on Waverley Place by Victoria Thompson
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
The Inheritance by Simon Tolkien
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig
Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo (ARC)
The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark
La memoire des flammes by Armand Cabasson
Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell
Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga
Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe by Sandra Gulland
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Michy
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Joined: May 2010
Location: California

Post by Michy » Sun June 27th, 2010, 6:07 am

What did you think of New York by Edward Rutherfurd? His earlier books were favorites, but this one was a huge disappointment. I haven't read his last few books so I don't know if his quality has declined, or if the problem was that I listened to an audio version that was abridged (so all the good parts were cut out?). I just found it incredibly bland and not up to his normal standard at all. A bummer, because I would love to read a good history of NYC.

P.S. I'm amazed at how many books you read. Do you ever sleep? :p

Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Post by Chatterbox » Mon June 28th, 2010, 3:03 am

Michy,
Didn't think much of it, honestly. I'd give it three stars, maybe? I find the format tedious, generally, and he's not a good enough writer to overcome that. I read it mostly because I live in NYC and so was curious. A disappointment, though...

I read rapidly and eclectically; I do sleep, but often would rather read! :)

annis
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Post by annis » Mon June 28th, 2010, 7:21 am

Hey, CB, good to see you back again --and reading up a storm as usual :)

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