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AquariusNat's 2010 Reading List

Club Read 2010

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Dec 24, 2009, 11:15am Top

Hiya , this is my first list in the Club Read group . I'll be listing all books that I read in 2010 . Most of my fiction choices will be a part of an "Alphabet Challenge" I'm going to take on . This thread will be where I can list my nonfic choices also . I will decide on my first choice after Xmas . Glad to be a member of this group .

Dec 30, 2009, 7:45pm Top

I'll be kicking the new year off with Jane Austen . Now to decide on which story , lol !

Jan 14, 2010, 10:51am Top

1. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch - This was a beautiful , funny and heartwrenching memoir .

Jan 14, 2010, 11:03am Top

>3 AquariusNat: If you're a Trekkie, note that Pausch makes a brief (10 seconds brief) appearance in the new movie. He certainly made the most of his remaining time.

Jan 17, 2010, 12:38am Top

2. Hot , Flat And Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman - long and repetitive .

Jan 22, 2010, 3:06am Top

I felt so inspired when I had seen it on Youtube. It really makes you wonder if I want to be a Tigger or an Eeyore in life.

Jan 22, 2010, 11:17am Top

Haven't watched the video yet . but Tigger was always my fav !

Jan 29, 2010, 12:12pm Top

3. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck - This was a story about a poor farmer who saw his life change when he became a rich man . I loved the first half , but the second half was a bit of a letdown .

Feb 3, 2010, 12:09am Top

4. Veronika Decides To Die by Paulo Coelho - An interesting story about a suicidal girl that discovers meaning in her life and helps others too .

Feb 10, 2010, 12:31am Top

5. Round Ireland With A Fridge by Tony Hawks - Incredibly funny memoir about a british comedian that travels throughout Ireland hitchhiking with a small fridge in tow .

Feb 17, 2010, 9:43pm Top

6. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen - This seemed to be a departure for her . I enjoyed the story , but prefer her lighter stories .

Edited: Mar 18, 2010, 12:50am Top

7. Second Time Around by Beth Kendrick - This was an ARC I won from another site . Its a great women's fiction novel . All of the characters were well-drawn and the plots were really interesting and thought out to a satisfying conclusion .

Mar 18, 2010, 12:52am Top

8. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas - It was fun reading about all the adventures D'artangan and the musketeers had gone on .

Apr 4, 2010, 8:59pm Top

9. The Season Of Second Chances by Diane Meier - This was an arc for Early Reviewers . I found it a difficult story to get into . the main character Joy keeps an emotional distance from the people she meets for most of the story . If you like characters that are like that , then you'll enjoy the book . I was frustrated by it .

Edited: Apr 29, 2010, 11:28am Top

10. Lost And Found by Jacqueline Sheehan - This was a wonderful story about a woman getting thru the first year after her husband's death . The main character Rocky was easy to relate with . The dog was a great choice as the encourgement for Rocky and the girl Melissa to better their lives . So far its my fav of the year .

Apr 29, 2010, 11:30am Top

11. The Happiness-Project by Gretchen Rubin - Interesting memoir about a journalist spending a year trying to bring more happiness into her and her family's life .

May 4, 2010, 10:49am Top

12. Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - This was an interesting love story set during the Mexican revolution . Really enjoyed most of the novel , but was confused by the last 50 pages .

May 21, 2010, 10:47pm Top

13. The School Of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister - Interesting novel about a group of people in a cooking class . The students gain confidence and some change in their personal lives .

May 22, 2010, 9:51am Top

14. Getting The Pretty Back by Molly Ringwald - The actress has written a fun light-hearted advice book for women . I enjoyed it as a quick read .

Jun 3, 2010, 1:01am Top

15. Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox - A wonderful memoir about the time since he left his series Spin City .

Jun 7, 2010, 10:01pm Top

16. A Dog Named Slugger by Leigh Brill - This was a sweet uplifting memoir . Its about a service dog that brings positive changes into a young woman's life .

Jul 8, 2010, 10:25pm Top

17. Howard's End by E.M. Forster - Always loved the movie and I really enjoyed the book too !

Jul 17, 2010, 1:10pm Top

18. Seven Year Bitch by Jennifer Belle - This was an arc I won from the ER program . It has an interesting premise that was badly executed .

Jul 31, 2010, 9:56pm Top

19. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons - A fun comedy from the 1930s . the main character Flora decides to live off her distant relatives , but after meeting the Starkadders , she decides to help them change for the better .

Aug 1, 2010, 4:13pm Top

I've never read Cold Comfort Farm, but the movie was marvelous, and I recommend it to you.


Aug 1, 2010, 6:22pm Top

I've seen the movie and really enjoyed it ! I found out about Gibbons' novel after the fact .

Aug 8, 2010, 9:53pm Top

20. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse - The classic novel about a young man that spends most of his life searching for his spiritual path . Lovely prose .

Aug 16, 2010, 4:13pm Top

21. My Jesus Year by Benyamin Cohen - An interesting memoir about a rabbi's son that tries to rediscover his passion for Judaism by exploring Christianity .

Aug 30, 2010, 9:07pm Top

22. Any Place I Hang My Hat by Susan Isaacs - Really good women's fiction . A political journalist searches for the mother that abandoned her as a baby .

Sep 6, 2010, 9:24am Top

23. Daisy Miller by Henry James - The classic novella about a young American in Europe .

Sep 27, 2010, 8:40pm Top

24. Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver - This is a nice , relaxing novel . Its actually 3 stories set in the Appalachia Mountains that slowly intertwine by the end .

Oct 2, 2010, 10:31pm Top

25. Cheap Cabernet by Cathie Beck - This memoir details the author's short but strong friendship with a woman that died of MS . Couldn't relate to the women's callous and selfish attitudes towards everyone else they dealt with .

Oct 18, 2010, 12:30am Top

26. The Call Of The Wild by Jack London - The classic story about a dog named Buck .

Nov 5, 2010, 5:03pm Top

27. Fool by Christopher Moore - An incredibly funny and bawdy retelling of King Lear .

Nov 19, 2010, 11:49pm Top

28. Alphabet Weekends by Elizabeth Noble - Fun chicklit about two friends finding love while doing activities based on the alphabet .

Dec 6, 2010, 7:00pm Top

29. Fannie's Last Supper by Christopher Kimball - Memoir about the author's attempt at recreating a Victorian dinner party . There's alot of detail on food prep in the Victorian era and about Fannie Farmer .

Dec 6, 2010, 9:48pm Top

>36 AquariusNat:, I just read a review of Fannie's Last Supper & it sounds quite curious! I found it most interesting that Kimball discovered that most of Fannie Farmer's recipes were disgusting and un-servable as written. I'm rather tempted by this one.

Dec 18, 2010, 9:02pm Top

30. 365 Thank yous by John Kralik - A nice memoir about a man that decides to start writing thank you notes in hopes of becoming a more positive person .

Dec 18, 2010, 10:47pm Top

31. Animal Farm by George Orwell - This is the classic story about how power corrupts .

Dec 25, 2010, 2:42pm Top

32. The Crying Of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon - Interesting , but confusing story . Not really liking this style of writing .

Jan 5, 2011, 10:40pm Top

Well , the year is over . I've read 32 interesting books , some were even classics . only a few were disappointing . So thanks 2010 ! Looking forward to a whole new year of reading !

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