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Books of 2010

January

Sleeping Freshman Never Lie by David Lubar                                                     [definitely YA, but the cast recording was kinda interesting]
Choosing You: Deciding to Have a Baby on My Own by Alexandra Soiseth  [enlightening]
Frontier House by Simon Shaw
The Separate Rose by Pablo Neruda
And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts                                                               [depressing, enlightening: loved it]
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan                                                                       [Thank you practicum; not HP quality, but still good]
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert          [not as good as Eat, Pray, Love, but a topic I enjoyed]

February

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan                                                                    [no Harry Potter, but I enjoyed it]
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry                                                                               [amusing in the literary dork kind of way]
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan                                                                         [a read in a day book]
Eggs by Jerry Spinelli                                                                                               [not his best, but still enjoyable]
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk                                                                              [really interesting; even though I knew the ending]
Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan                                                                 [enjoyed; looking forward to final]
Focus on Living (photographs/interviews by Roslyn Banish)                          [on of the most interesting of this nature that I've read]

March

Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Krauss                               [light reading; didn't like as much as original]
The Monk Downstairs by Tim Farrington                                                             [charming if not all that I expected]
No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre                                                                                    ["hell is other people"]
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry                                                                                [not as much as the Giver, but still loved]
Where I Live by Eileen Spinelli                                                                              [cute kid lit]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling                                      [how much do I love Jim Dale's reading?  So much.]
Coraline by Neil Gaiman                                                                                         [holy creeptastic, Batman]
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky                                     [where have you been all my life? a one sitting book]
What the Dickens by Gregory Maguire                                                                 [he always has an interesting take on classic tales]

April

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate                                                                           [definitely passing on to Sisterchick]
The Brief, Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz                                   [fantastic]
I'm Proud of You by Tim                                                                                         [how much do I love Mr. Rogers]
Ugly Betty: the book
(and a few more that I've forgotten)

May

Chocolat by Joanne Harris                                                                                  [still can't beat Johnny Depp :D]
Push by Sapphire                                                                                                  [a painful read]
Ugly by Scott Westerfeld                                                                                       [definitely a YA book for Sisterchick, but not terrible]

June

Rien Ne Va Plus by Margarita Karapanou                                                       [intriguing concept; also, disturbing]
The Tree-Sitter by Suzanne Matson                                                                  [a great ethics-in-fiction novel]
Pretty by Scott Westerfeld
Tick Tick Boom by Jonathan Larson
Let Justice Roll Down by Dr. John Perkins                                                     [what a story]
RENT: the Book by Jonathan Larson
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart                           [fairly interesting]

July

Blessed are the Peace Makers by Wendell Berry
Eccentric Glamour by Simon Doonan
City of Readers: The Book Lover's Guide to Portland by Gabriel H. Boehmer
Dude, You're a Fag by C.J. Pascoe                                                                  [intriguing, helpful for novel in progress]
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Tattoo Machine by Jack Johnson                                                                     [big--tattooed--heart]
Wacky Chicks by Simon Doonan
Junie B. Jones, First Grader at last
Junie B. Jones, Captain Field Day

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn                                                                          [the weirdest book I've read.  Probably ever.]
The Messenger by Lois Lowry

August

Derby Girl by Shauna Cross
Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman                                                        [beautifully written, kinda funky content]
Dating Jesus by Susan Campbell                                                                    [super intriguing content]
Personal Velocity by Rebecca Miller

September

Burn This Book edited by Toni Morrison                                                       [some really fantastic essays; particular Morrison's]
Going in Circles by Pamela Ribon                                                                [I probably only liked it at all because of the roller derby]
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros                                      [liked the vignette style]
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan                                                                   [reminded me a bit of Perks]

October

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney                                                            [amusing, but not sure why it's a NYTimes best seller]
House of M by John Laymen and Greg Pak
Hello I'm Special: How Individuality became the New Conformity by Hal Niedzviecki
Thinking Straight by Robin Reardon                                                          [didn't agree with the theology, but overall interesting]
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins                                                           [a new fave]
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins                                                               [again, great for teaching kids important concepts]

November

Bodies of Inscription: a cultural history of the modern tattoo community by Margo DeMello
Mockingbird by Suzanne Collins                                                                [love this series, hated how it ended for Finnick]
Hero by Perry Moore                                                                                      [enjoyed the concept; some laugh out loud moments that are kind of awkward on the bus :D]
Totally Joe by James Howe                                                                         [I like that this was for middle readers]
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan            [there seemed to be some worth-keeping line on nearly every page]
Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman                                                 [an okay opening]
The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd                                                  [quite lovely]

December [missing a few due to finals chaos]

The Disreputable History of Frankiei Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart   [fabulous heroine; fabulous]
Roller derby : the history and all-girl revival of the greatest sport on wheels by Catherine Mabe
Drown by Junot Diaz                                                                                      [love this writer] 

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