Books I read in 2010

Cover of "Usagi Yojimbo, Book 1: The Roni...
Cover of Usagi Yojimbo, Book 1: The Ronin

I thought I had read very little the past year but this isn’t bad.  158 titles, depending on your judgment of what a ‘real’ book is.

I put in bold the titles I especially liked.

Juvenile Fiction  (Listed alphabetically by title)

  1. Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
  2. Andrew Lost: In the Garden by J. C. Greenburg
  3. Andrew Lost: On the Dog by J. C. Greenburg
  4. Aphrodite the Beauty by Joan Holub
  5. Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer
  6. Bargain Bride by Evelyn Lampman
  7. Beast by Donna Jo Napoli
  8. Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs
  9. Best Halloween Ever by Barbara Robinson
  10. Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe
  11. Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery by David A. Adler
  12. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Newbery)
  13. Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (Newbery)
  14. Crunch by Leslie Connor
  15. Danny Dunn, Scientific Detective by Jay Williams (rereading)
  16. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  17. Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne
  18. Don’t Sit On My Lunch by Abby Klein
  19. Dragon Magic by Andre Norton (rereading)
  20. Escape  to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key
  21. Fairy’s Return by Gail Carson Levine
  22. Frognapped by Angie Sage
  23. Good Masters!  Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz (Newbery)
  24. Guys Read: Funny Business  edited by Jon Scieszka
  25. House of Dolls by Francesca Lia Block
  26. Iron Ring by Lloyd Alexander
  27. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
  28. Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka
  29. Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka
  30. Light Maze by Joan North
  31. Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  32. Miss Daisy is Crazy by Dan Gutman
  33. My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian
  34. Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr
  35. Pharaoh’s Daughter by Julius Lester
  36. Skate Park Challenge by Jake Maddox
  37. 39 Clues: Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
  38. Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
  39. Uncle Pirate by Douglas Rees
  40. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Newbery)
  41. White Captives by Evelyn Sibley Lampman (rereading)
  42. Worry Web Site by Jacqueline Wilson

Teen & Adult Fiction  (listed by author surname)

  1. Ideal Wife by Mary Balogh
  2. Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  3. Geektastic edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
  4. Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs  (rereading)
  5. Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
  6. Original Miss Honeyford by Marion Chesney
  7. Our Lady of Pain by Marion Chesney
  8. Building of Jalna by Mazo De La Roche
  9. Bite (anthology)  Laurell K. Hamilton et. al.
  10. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
  11. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
  12. Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer
  13. To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt
  14. To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt
  15. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  16. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  17. Christmas Wish by Betty Neels
  18. Edge of Winter by Betty Neels
  19. Romantic Encounter by Betty Neels
  20. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult – post 1, post 2
  21. Under Gemini by Rosamunde Pilcher
  22. Dancing in Midnight by Julia Quinn
  23. Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
  24. Androids are Coming.  edited by Robert Silverberg.
  25. The New Girl by R. L. Stine
  26. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
  27. Watch Your Back by Donald E. Westlake
  28. What’s the Worst that Could Happen by Donald E. Westlake

Comics (Listed alphabetically by title)

  1. Anita Blake: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton, Stacie Ritchie #1
  2. Anne Frank by Sidney Jacobson
  3. Babymouse: Queen of the World by Matthew & Jennifer Holm
  4. Bachelor Prince by Debbie Macomber, Misao Hoshiai
  5. Batman: Crime Time by Bill Matheny
  6. Black and White by David MacAuly (Caldecott Medal)
  7. Black Bird by Kanoko Sakurakoji #1
  8. Bleach by Tite Kubo #1, #2, #3
  9. Bone: The Dragonslayer by Jeff Smith #4
  10. Bone: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith #1 (rereading)
  11. Bone: Eyes of the Storm by Jeff Smith #3
  12. Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Michael Burgen, Jose Alfonso Ocampo Ruiz
  13. Breaking Up by Aimee Friedman
  14. Butteflies, Flowers by Yuki Yoshihara #1
  15. City of Light, City of Dark by Avi
  16. Copper by Kazu Kibuishi
  17. Empowered by Adam Warren #1
  18. Fall in Love Like a Comic by Chitose Yagami #1, #2
  19. Foiled by Jane Yolen, Mike Cavallaro
  20. Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya #1, #2, #3
  21. Geisha by Andi Watson
  22. Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel
  23. In Odd We Trust by , Dean Koontz, Queenie Chan
  24. Justice League Unlimited: United We Stand by Adam Beechen
  25. Other Side by  Istvan Banyai (wordless)
  26. Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto #1, #2, #3
  27. Peach Fuzz by Lindsay Chibos, Jared Hodges #1, #2, #3
  28. Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg
  29. Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
  30. Scooby-Doo in The Agony of De Feet! by Robbie Busch
  31. Scott Pilgrim: Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  32. Shinobi Life by Shoko Konami #1
  33. Spider-Girl: Touch of Venom by Tom Defalco
  34. Spider-Girl: Bedeviled by Tom Defalco
  35. Spider-Girl: Fun and Games with the Fantastic Five by Tom Defalco
  36. Stepping on Roses by Rinko Ueda #1, #2
  37. Stitches by David Small
  38. Tail of the Moon by Rinko Ueda #1
  39. Tiny Titans: Welcome to the Treehouse by Art Baltazar
  40. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim
  41. Usagi Yojimbo: The Ronin by Stan Sakai #1
  42. Usagi Yojimbo: The Samurai by Stan Sakai #2
  43. W.I.T.C.H. : Between Light and Dark #4
  44. Zebrafish by Sharon Emerson
  45. Zinc Alloy vs. Frankenstein by Donald Lemke

Nonfiction  (listed alphabetically by author surname)

  1. Time Traveller Book of Rome and Romans by Heather Amery (rereading)
  2. Caribbean Pirates by George Beahm
  3. Sandman Companion by Hy Bender
  4. Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
  5. Past Imperfect edited by Mark C. Carnes (rereading)
  6. What Do Illustrators Do? by Eileen Christelow
  7. Don’t Know Much About the Pilgrims by Kenneth Davis
  8. Philosophy of Horror by Thomas Fahy
  9. How to Talk to Your Dog by Jean Craighead George
  10. How to Talk to Your Cat by Jean Craighead George
  11. Art of the Comic Strip by Shirley Glubok
  12. Online Kids by Preston Gralla
  13. Ultimate Indoor Games Book by Veronika Gunter
  14. We Gotta Have It by Esther Iverem
  15. Talking about Detective Fiction by P. D. James
  16. Dark Game: True Spy Stories by Paul Janeczko
  17. Mistakes that Worked by Charlotte Jones (rereading)
  18. 5001 Nights at the Movies by Pauline Kael
  19. True-Or-False Book of Cats by Patricia Lauber
  20. You Wouldn’t Want to be a Roman Gladiator! by John Malam
  21. Weird U.S. by Mark Moran
  22. Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
  23. Pick Me Up by Jeremy Leslie, David Roberts
  24. Write Your Own Graphic Novel by Natalie Rosinsky
  25. So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George, David Small (Caldecott Medal)
  26. So You Want to Be an Inventor? by Judith St. George
  27. Smart Aleck’s Guide to American History by Adam Selzer
  28. Swords, Spears, and Sandals: The Story of the Roman Legions by Richard Suskind
  29. Great Shark Stories by Valerie Taylor
  30. Paperfolding to Begin With by Florence Temko (rereading)
  31. Girls Think of Everything:  Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh
  32. Whatcha Mean, What’s a Zine? by Mark Todd
  33. Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
  34. Story of Three Whales by Giles Whittell
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