Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ms. Manitoba: Books To Read in 2010


Okay, folks, this is my list for January 1 to end of December this year. Notice the many fiction to the few non-fiction. I'm not kidding myself. Right now it seems that I am mostly drawn to fiction. Escapism? Not sure. I do feel a lot when I read fiction so I'm not sure I'm escaping anything. Cathartic, then? I'll just have to ponder that one.

I wish you a great reading year!

Hey -- and please, I'd love to hear what you're reading.


Fiction

The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje

Divisadero - Michael Ondaatje

In the Woods - Tana French

The Likeness - Tana French

Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout

The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barberry

Gourmet Rhapsody - Muriel Barberry

The Man in the Wooden Hat - Jane Gardam

About a Boy - Nick Hornby

A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby

How to be Good - Nick Hornby

Feathers - Jacqueline Woodson
[children’s book]

The Most Beautiful Book in the World: Eight Novellas - Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Lark and Termite - Jayne Anne Phillips

Suffer Little Children - Peter Tremayne

Bridge of Sighs - Richard Russo

The Bean Trees - Barbara Kinsolver [re-read]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Steig Larsson

Hamlet - Wm. Shakespeare [re-read]

At Swim, Two Boys - Jamie O’Neill

The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
[children’s book]

The Penderwicks - Jeanne Birdsall
[children’s book]

Rosie - Anne Lamott

The Diving Pool - Yoko Ogawa

The Housekeeper and the Professor - Yoko Ogawa

Shame - Salman Rushdie

The Enchantress of Florence - Salman Rushdie

Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

The Manticore - Robertson Davies (re-read)

A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving

Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote

A Thread of Grace - Mary Doria Russell

Our Town -Thornton Wilder

Fugitive Pieces - Anne Michaels

Song for Anninho - Gayl Jones

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

The Price of Butcher's Meat - Reginald Hill

Swan Peak - James Lee Burke



Nonfiction

I Can Make You Thin - Paul McKenna

Just Kids - Patti Smith

Running in the Family - Michael Ondaatje

In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing - Walter Murch

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them - Francine Prose

Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching

Two Gardners: A Friendship in Letters - Katharine S. White and Elizabeth Lawrence

2 comments:

Charlotte said...

I'm just curious as to how you determine the books for your list?
I think I'm bookmarking this post and using it for my own list!

Ms. Manitoba said...

Hi, Charlotte.

I just look at the books that I've accumulated around the house and then figure out which are the ones that I want to read first ... approximately 40 books. It's a fun project. I love making up the list ... then I have fun reading the books. What's not to like?

I hope you have fun with it too!

Thanks for visiting and commenting.

-- Ms Manitoba