2010 READS
[the books by my bed, on my coffee table, in my bag]

† denotes a re-read | * denotes books in progress | abc denotes no desire to finish

Nymphs of the Valley [Kahlil Gibran]
About Alice [Calvin Trillin]
Me and Orson Welles [Robert Kaplow]
The Devil Wears Prada [Lauren Weisberger]
The Lovely Bones [Alice Sebold]
Seabiscuit [Laura Hillenbrand]
Bachelors [Muriel Spark]

The Little Women [Katharine Weber]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [J.K. Rowling]
Superstitious [R.L. Stine]
Brinkley Manor [P.G. Wodehouse]
How to be Good [Nick Hornby]
Charlotte Gray [Sebastian Faulks]
Life Mask [Emma Donoghue] 
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs [Chuck Klosterman]

The Club Dumas [Arturo Pérez-Reverte]
The Warden [Anthony Trollope]
Assassination Vacation [Sarah Vowell]
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio [Terry Ryan]
The Horse Whisperer [Nicholas Evans]
Goodnight Nobody [Jennifer Weiner]
Wide Sargasso Sea [Jean Rhys]

Him Her Him Again The End of Him [Patricia Marx]
The Glass-Blowers [Daphne du Maurier]
The Chess Machine [Robert Lohr]
Work [Louisa May Alcott]
The Hazards of Good Breeding [Jessica Shattuck]
Little Children [Tom Perrotta]
Mini Shopaholic [Sophie Kinsella]
The Buccaneers [Edith Wharton, completed by Marion Mainwaring]
The Imperfectionists [Tom Rachman]
The Bowl is Already Broken [Mary Kay Zuravleff]

An Old-Fashioned Girl [Louisa May Alcott]
Straight Talking [Jane Green]
The Beach House [Jane Green]
We Were the Mulvaneys [Joyce Carol Oates]
Cotillion [Georgette Heyer]
March [Geraldine Brooks]
Sleeping Arrangements [Madeleine Wickham]
The Shipping News [Annie Proulx]
Fabulously Fashionable [Holly McQueen]

In the Skin of a Lion [Michael Ondaatje]
I Am Madame X [Gioia Diliberto]
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens [J.M. Barrie]
Peter and Wendy [J.M. Barrie]
Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang [Chelsea Handler]
Summer Sisters [Judy Blume] 
What Was She Thinking?: Notes on a Scandal [Zoe Heller] 
My French Whore [Gene Wilder]
The Waterworks [E.L. Doctorow]
Farm Fatale [Wendy Holden]
Sleepless Nights [Sarah Bilston]
The Historian [Elizabeth Kostova]
The Ghost Writer [John Harwood]
At Home: A Short History of Private Life [Bill Bryson]

Priceless [Robert K. Wittman]
Saturday [Ian McEwan]
Arrowsmith [Sinclair Lewis]
Geisha: A Life [Mineko Iwasaki]
Appleby House [Sylvia Smithi]
Thank You for Smoking [Christopher Buckley]
Size 12 is Not Fat [Meg Cabot]

Chronicles of Avonlea [L.M. Montgomery]
The City of Falling Angels [John Berendt]
Life of Pi [Yann Martel]
A Very Long Engagement [Sébastien Japrisot]
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason [Helen Fielding]
Empire Falls [Richard Russo]

Anne of the Island [L.M. Montgomery]
Anne's House of Dreams [L.M. Montgomery]
The Human Stain [Philip Roth]
Anne of Ingleside [L.M. Montgomery]
Rainbow Valley [L.M. Montgomery]
Rilla of Ingleside [L.M. Montgomery]
†Anne of Green Gables [L.M. Montgomery]
†Anne of Avonlea [L.M. Montgomery]
†Anne of Windy Poplars [L.M. Montgomery]
Aunt Epp's Guide for Life: Miscellaneous Musings of a Victorian Lady [Elspeth Marr, ed. Christopher Rush]

Rose in Bloom [Louisa May Alcott] 
American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White: The Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century [Paula Uruburu]   
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir [Bill Bryson]
Herzog [Saul Bellow] 
A Short History of a Small Place: A Novel [T.R. Pearson] 
Chang and Eng [Darin Strauss] 
The English Patient [Michael Ondaatje]

England, England [Julian Barnes] 
Possession [A.S. Byatt]
Wish Her Safe at Home [Stephen Benatar] 
The Remains of the Day [Kazuo Ishiguro] 
Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World [Claire Harman]
Bookends [Jane Green]
The Confessions of Max Tivoli [Andrew Sean Greer] 
Eight Cousins [Louisa May Alcott]      

The Summer Before the Dark [Doris Lessing]
Ravelstein [Saul Bellow]
Brave New World [Aldous Huxley]
The Bridges of Madison County [Robert James Waller]  
Big Fish [Daniel Wallace]
The Flight of the Falcon [Daphne du Maurier] 
Suite Française [Irène Némirovsky]
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil [John Berendt] 
Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel [Helen Fielding]
The Information [Martin Amis] {Sorry, Martin. You lost me at the phrase "his humid bush."

2009 READS