Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Books Read In 2010

Rank in the order of how much I liked the book!


  1. Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist by Elliot Aronson (5 Stars)
  2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (4.5 Stars)
  3. Algernon, Charlie, and I: A Writer's Journey by Daniel Keyes (4 Stars)
  4. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath (4 Stars)
  5. Genetic Rounds: A Doctor's Encounters in the Field that Revolutionized Medicine by Robert Marion MD (4 Stars)
  6. Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (4 Stars)
  7. The Promise: How One Woman Made Good on Her Extraordinary Pact to Send a Classroom of 1st Graders to College by Oral Lee Brown (4 Stars)
  8. Notes Left Behind by Brooke and Keith Desserich (4 Stars)
  9. Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey (4 Stars)
  10. Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi (3.5 Stars)
  11. Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived by Maria Housden  (3.5 Stars)
  12. Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d'Or Competition by Andrew Friedman (3.5 Stars)
  13. Semper Cool: One Marine's Fond Memories of Vietnam by Barry Fixler (3.5 Stars)
  14. Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy's Culinary Capital by Eric Dregni (3.5 Stars)
  15. Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family: Includes So Many Innovative Strategies You Won't Have to Cut Coupons by Steve Economides, Annette Economides  (3.5 Stars)
  16. Miserly Moms: Living Well on Less in a Tough Economy by Jonni McCoy (3.5 Stars)
  17. The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume by Tilar J. Mazzeo (3 Stars)
  18. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride (3 Stars)
  19. Tell Them I Didn't Cry: A Young Journalist's Story of Joy, Loss, and Survival in Iraq by Jackie Spinner with Jenny Spinner (3 Stars) 
  20. Believe It, Be It: How Being The Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life by Ali Vincent (2.5 Stars) 
  21. Lift by Kelly Corrigan (2 Stars)
  22. Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom by Marianna Olszewski (2 Stars) 
  23. The Hunger: A Story of Food, Desire, and Ambition by John DeLucie (2 Stars) 
  24. With One Eye Open by Polly Frost (2 Stars)


  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (4.5 Stars)
  2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (4.5 Stars) 
  3. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (4.5 Stars)
  4. The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist (4 Stars)
  5. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn (4 Stars)
  6. Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls (4 Stars)
  7. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper (4 Stars)
  8. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (4 Stars)
  9. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson (4 Stars)
  10. Room by Emma Donoghue (4 Stars)
  11. Still Missing: A Novel by Chevy Stevens (4 Stars)
  12. Poison Study by Maria Snyder (4 Stars)
  13. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (4 Stars)
  14. Edge by Jeffery Deaver (4 Stars)
  15. The Burning Wire: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver (4 Stars)
  16. The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick (4 Stars) 
  17. Think of a Number: A Novel by John Verdon (4 Stars)
  18. Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon (3.5 Stars)
  19. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie (3.5 Stars)
  20. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (3.5 Stars) 
  21. Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young (3.5 Stars)
  22. Innocent by Scott Turow (3.5 Stars)
  23. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (3.5 Stars)
  24. Dismantled: A Novel by Jennifer McMahon (3.5 Stars) 
  25. The Hate List: A Novel by Jennifer Brown (3.5 Stars)
  26. The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh (3.5 Stars)
  27. The Last Chinese Chef: A Novel by Nicole Mones (3.5 Stars)
  28. The Housekeeper and the Professor: A Novel by Yoko Ogawa (3.5 Stars)
  29. The Dead Toss Waves by Carrie Ryan (3.5 Stars)
  30. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (3.5 Stars)
  31. Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder (3.5 Stars)
  32. A Vintage Affair: A Novel by Isabel Wolff (3.5 Stars)
  33. Shadow Tag: A Novel from Louise Erdrich (3.5 Stars)
  34. Jin-Ling's Two Left Feet by Helen Chen (3.5 Stars)
  35. Genesis: A Novel by Bernard Beckett (3.5 Stars)
  36. And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little Indians) by Agatha Christie (3.5 Stars)
  37. Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord (3.5 Stars)
  38. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood  (3 Stars)
  39. The Breach by Patrick Lee (3 Stars)
  40. Up From the Blue by Susan Henderson (3 Stars)
  41. Let Darkness Come by Angela Hunt (3 Stars)
  42. The Passage by Justin Cronin (3 Stars) 
  43. Damaged by Pamela Callow (3 Stars)
  44. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (3 Stars)
  45. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert (3 Stars)
  46. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard (3 Stars)
  47. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (3 Stars)
  48. Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles (3 Stars)
  49. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (3 Stars)
  50. My Lost Daughter by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg (3 Stars)
  51. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf (3 Stars)
  52. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King (2.5 Stars)
  53. Lottery: A Novel by Patricia Wood (2.5 Stars) 
  54. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (2.5 Stars) 
  55. Mockingjay (#3 of the Hunger Games) by Suznne Collins (2 Stars)
  56. The Pact: A Love Story by Jodi Picoult (2 Stars)
  57. PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern (2 Stars)
  58. Simply from Scratch by Alicia Bessette  (2 Stars)
  59. House of Dark Shadows (Dreamhouse Kings #1) by Robert Liparulo (2 Stars)
  60. American Wife: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld (2 Stars)
  61. Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda (2 Stars)
  62. Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan (2 Stars)
  63. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain (2 Stars)
  64. 31 Hours: A Novel by Masha Hamilton (2 Stars)
  65. Ice Cold: A Rizzoli and Isles Novel by Tess Gerritsen (2 Stars)
  66. In Firm Pursuit by Pamela Samuels-Young (2 Stars)
  67. The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship (A Novel) by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel (2 Stars)
  68. The Door to December by Dean Koontz (2 Stars)
  69. Liar by Justine Larbalestier (1 Star) 
  70. We Have Always Lived In the Castle by Shirley Jackson (1 Star) 
  71. The Faculty Club by Danny Tobey 
  72. The Piano Teacher: A Novel by Janice Y. K. Lee (1 Star)
  73. Postcards from a Dead Girl: A Novel by Kirk Farber (1 Star)
  74. The Accidental Tourist: A Novel by Anne Tyler (1 Star)

Graphic Novels:
  1. The Red Tree by Shaun Tan (4.5 Stars)
  2. The Arrival by Shaun Tan (4.5 Stars)
  3. The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan (4 Stars)
  4. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (3.5 Stars)
  5. Red in the Flower Bed: An Illustrated Children's Story about Interracial Adoption by Andrea Nepa
  6. Blankets: An Illustrated Novel by Craig Thompson (2 Stars)

Did Not Finish:
  1. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig (2/15/10)
  2. 206 Bones (Temperance Brennan #12) by Kathy Reichs (2/14/10) 
  3. The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi and Adrian Tomine (4/24/10) 
  4. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (5/31/10) 
  5. House Lust: America's Obsession With Our Homes by Daniel F. McGinn (6/22/10) 
  6. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares (7/7/10)
  7. Veracity by Laura Bynum (7/25/10) 
  8. The Last Picture Show:  A Novel by Larry McMurtry  (8/17/10)
  9. Denial: A Memoir of Terror by Jessica Stern (8/26/10)
  10. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey (12/26/10)
  11. American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt by Daniel Rasmussen

  1. 三毛傳
  2. Book about death and funeral
  3. Book about Hong Kong movies and movie stars
  4. Book about Hong Kong medium (talking to the dead)

      1 comment:

      1. Thanks for this list! I am going to bookmark this for my reference. :)