Archive for January, 2010

Books read in 2010

Favorites in bold

  1. Byzantium: the Bridge from Antiquity to the Middle Ages by Michael Angold
  2. Whose Muse?: Art Museums and the Public Trust edited by James Cuno
  3. Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell
  4. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
  5. John Adams by David McCullough
  6. Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin
  7. A Remarkable Mother by Jimmy Carter
  8. Appetite for Life: the Biography of Julia Child by Noel Riley Fitch
  9. Love Stories in this Town by Amanda Ward
  10. First Ladies Quotations Book edited by William Foss
  11. Warren G. Harding by John W. Dean
  12. Who Moved my Blackberry? by Lucy Kellaway
  13. Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box by Madeleine Albright
  14. Emma Goldman: American Individualist by John Chalberg
  15. The Devil Wears Prada by Laura Weisberger
  16. Che: A Graphic Biography by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón
  17. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
  18. Post Grad by Emily Cassel
  19. Feisty First Ladies and other Unforgettable White House Women by Autumn Stephens
  20. The Motorcycle Diaries: notes on a Latin American Journey by Ernesto Che Guevara
  21. Hot Dog: a Global History by Bruce Kraig
  22. Soda Pop! From Miracle Medicine to Pop Culture by Gyvel Witzel and Michael Witzel
  23. Smart Girls Like Me by Diane Vadino
  24. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
  25. Collecting Political Buttons by Marc Sigoloff
  26. The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food by Jeffrey Masson
  27. Extraordinary Texas Women by Judy Alter
  28. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
  29. The 9/11 Report: a Graphic Adaptation by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón
  30. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
  31. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
  32. Loot: the Battle over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World by Sharon Waxman
  33. Speaking with the Angel edited by Nick Hornby
  34. The Wisdom of Sam Ervin edited by Bill Wise
  35. It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I had a Baby, a Breakdown and a Much Needed Margarita by Heather Armstrong
  36. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  37. The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones
  38. Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States by Hector Tobar
  39. Stories from Candy Land: Confections from One of Hollywood’s Most Famous Wives and Mothers by Candy Spelling
  40. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
  41. Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields
  42. Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying (Among Other Things) by Abby Sher
  43. Always a Reckoning and other poems by Jimmy Carter
  44. Art in the White House: A Nation’s Pride by William Kloss
  45. The Governor by Rod Blagojevich
  46. William McKinley by Kevin Phillips
  47.  Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen
  48. Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater by Frank Bruni
  49. Miley Cyrus: Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus
  50. Lady Bird Johnson: Our Environmentalist First Lady by Lewis Gould
  51. Bait and Switch: the (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich
  52. The Long Chalkboard and other Stories by Jenny Allen
  53. Knives at Dawn: America’s Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d’Or by Andrew Friedman
  54. Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb? A Tour of Presidential Gravesites by Brian Lamb
  55. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  56. Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an Unpleasant Age edited by Ariel Schrag
  57. The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell
  58. Insecure at Last: Losing It in Our Security Obsessed World by Eve Ensler
  59. Richistan: a Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich by Robert Frank
  60. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
  61. When Everything Changed: the Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins
  62. Unsweetined by Jodie Sweetin
  63. Breakfast at Tiffany’s and three other stories by Truman Capote
  64. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
  65. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  66. The West Wng: The Official Companion created by Aaron Sorkin
  67. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
  68. Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin
  69. Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster
  70. Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress by Debra Ginsberg
  71. Confessions of an Heiress: a Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose by Paris Hilton with Merle Ginsberg
  72. Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do  by Helen Thomas and Craig Crawford
  73. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown
  74. Celebutantes by Amanda Goldberg
  75. Audition: a Memoir by Barbara Walters
  76. Everyone Worth Knowing by Laura Weisberger
  77. Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and the Feud That Defined a Decade by Jeff Shesol
  78. My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster
  79. Inside South Austin: a Guide by Diane Barnet
  80. Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West by Benazir Bhutto
  81. The New York Regional Mormon Singles Dance by Elna Baker
  82. The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee by Sarah Silverman
  83. Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
  84. Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan
  85. Passionate Sage: the Character and Legacy of John Adams by Joseph Ellis
  86. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  87. Hairspray: the Roots by Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
  88. Barack and Michelle: a Portrait of an American Marriage by Christopher Anderson
  89. The Fiddler in the Subway by Gene Weingarten
  90. Ready or Not by Meg Cabot
  91. Radio On: a Listener’s Diary by Sarah Vowell
  92. Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World by Sarah Vowell
  93. A Nation Rising: Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America’s Hidden History by Kenneth Davis
  94. House of Cards: Love, Faith, and Other Social Expressions by David Dickerson
  95. Still More George W. Bushisms edited by Jacob Weisberg
  96. Read My Lips: Classic Texas Political Quotes edited by Kirk Dooley and Eben Price
  97. This Land is Their Land by Barbara Ehrenreich
  98. Carry On, Jeeves! by P.G. Wodehouse
  99. Tip It: The World According to Maggie by Maggie Griffin
  100. Not Quite What I was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Famous and Obscure Writers edited by Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith
  101. Nickel and Dimed: on Not Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  102. Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison by Piper Kerman
  103. The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy by Raj Patel
  104. Texas: A Compact History by Archie McDonald
  105. Molly Ivins Can’t Say That, Can She? by Molly Ivins
  106. Closing Time: a Memoir by Joe Queenan
  107. What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
  108. I like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris
  109. How Does it Feel to be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi
  110. My House in Umbria by William Trevor
  111. Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock.
  112. Sabine’s Notebook: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Continues by Nick Bantock
  113. The Golden Mean: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Concludes by Nick Bantock
  114. The Four Elements by Roz Chast
  115. Redneck Power: The Wit and Wisdom of Billy Carter edited by Jeremy Rifkin and Ted Howard
  116. Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned From Judy Blume edited by Jennifer O’Connell
  117. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  118. Deenie by Judy Blume
  119. Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume
  120. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
  121. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible! by Jonathan Goldstein
  122. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
  123. The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard
  124. Laughing Gas by P.G. Wodehouse
  125. “What the Heck Are You Up to, Mr. President?” by Kevin Mattson
  126. The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell
  127. Do Butlers Burgle Banks? by P.G. Wodehouse
  128. You’re a Horrible Person, but I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice edited by Eric Spitznagel
  129. 1984 by George Orwell
  130. How Did You Get this Number by Sloane Crosley
  131. Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Watson 
  132. And the Heart Says Whatever by Emily Gould
  133. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella 
  134. Superfreakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner 
  135. Earth (the Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race by The Daily Show
  136. Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella 
  137. The Passport by Herta Müller 
  138. How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely 
  139. I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley 
  140. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling 
  141. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 
  142. Diana: A Tribute to the People’s Princess by Peter Donnelly 
  143. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell 
  144. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi 
  145. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella  
  146. Keep the Change: A Clueless Tipper’s Quest to Become the Guru of the Gratuity by Steve Dublanica.
  147. Love is a Mixtape: Life and Loss, one Song at a Time by Rob Sheffield
  148. The Politician by Andrew Young
  149. Half Empty by David Rakoff
  150. I Know I Am, but What Are You? by Samantha Bee
  151. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
  152. Paula Deen’s Savannah Style by Paula Deen and Brandon Branch
  153. The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten by Jeffrey Kacirk
  154. Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  155. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  156. Mad Men Unbuttoned: A Romp Through 1960s America by Natasha Vargas-Cooper
  157. Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster
  158. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
  159. Things Seen by Annie Ernaux
  160. Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities by Elizabeth Edwards 
  161. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  162. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
  163. Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella
  164. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
  165. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K.  Rowling
  166. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  167. America by Heart by Sarah Palin
  168. Talking to Girls About Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield
  169. Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
  170. This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson
  171. Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
  172. For the Record: From Wall Street to Washington by Donald T. Regan
  173. Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella
  174. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  175. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  176. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  177. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  178. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
  179. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
  180. Room by Emma Donoghue

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