BOOKS READ IN 2010

My goals: 52+books, 46 already on my shelves of which 6 are classics, 12 non-fiction, total 20,000+pages <— ALL GOALS MET BY DEC 1

January

  1. Her Fearful Symmetry, Audry Niffenegger, fiction – 416 pgs, 504 min
  2. The Book of Air and Shadows – fiction, 659 pgs/1,075 – 900 min/1,404min
  3. The Guardian, Nicholas Sparks, fiction, 400 pgs/1,475 – 350 min/1,754min
  4. The Lambs of London, Peter Ackroyd, fiction, 216 pgs/1,691,325 min/2079 min
  5. The Camel Bookmobile, Misha Hamilton, fiction, 336 pgs/2,027 pgs — 336 min/2,415 min
  6. The Hiding Place by Carrie ten Boom, 242 pgs/2269 and 302 min/2,717 nonfiction #1

Totals for January, 6 books, 1 non-fiction, 2,269 pages and 2,717 minutes read

February

  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett, 451 pgs and 752 min read
  2. Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry, 208 pgs/659and 346 min/1098
  3. The Good Indian Wife by Anne Cherian 374 pgs/1,033 and 524 min/1,622min
  4. The Immoralist by Andre Gode 170 pgs/1,203 and 170 min/1,792classic #1
  5. Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach 281pgs/1,484 and 240min/2,032 min
  6. Bait and Switch by Barbara Ehrenreich, 251 pgs/1,735 and 200 min/2,232 min non fiction #2
  7. The Full Cupboard of Life, by Alexander McCall Smith, 208 pgs/2477 and 250 min/2967
  8. Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford 320 pgs/2797 and 600 min/3567

Totals for Feb: 2,477 pages read and 2,067 minutes of reading

MARCH

  1. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, 325 pgs/325 and 465 minutes
  2. Witch Miss Seton, 188 pgs/513 and 313 min/779 minutes
  3. The River Wife, Jonis Agee 432/945pgs and 864/1643min Totals for March: 945 pages and 1,643 minutes

APRIL

  1. Ines of my Soul, Isabel Allende, 321pgs and 521 min.
  2. The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander, 229 pages/550 pgs and 343 min/864
  3. The Healing of America by T. R. Reid, 288 pages/838 and 432 min/1296 nonfiction #4
  4. The Double Bind, by Chris Bohjalian, 395 pages/ 1,233 and 494 min/1,790
  5. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson/368pgs/1601 and 633 min/2423
  6. Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks, 264 pgs/1,865 and 198/2621 nonfiction 5
  7. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad, 72pgs/2,123 and 216min/2837 classic 2

MAY

  1. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton 552 pgs and 938min
  2. Talk Before Sleep, Elizabeth Berg, 210 pags/762 and 235 min/1173
  3. This Proud Heart, Pearl S. Buck, 358 pgs/1,120 and 511 min/1,584min classic 3
  4. The Heretic’s Daughter, Kathleen Kent 352pgs/1,472 and 600min/2184
  5. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen 350pgs/1,822 and 540 min/2,724 classic 4

JUNE

  1. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese 688 pgs/688 and 1,060min/1,060
  2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson 636/1,324pgs 1156min/2216 min
  3. The Red Leather Diary, Lily Koppel 320pgs/1,644pgs 470 min/2686min nonfiction 6
  4. Reaching to Heaven, James van Praagh, 191pgs/1835 and 240min/2926 nonfiction7
  5. Sweetness in the Belly, Camilla Gibb, 368pgs/2203 and 360 min/3286

JULY

  1. frankenstein , Mary Shelley 352pgs/352 and 403min/403 classic 5
  2. Mary Called Magdalene, Margaret George 656pgs/1008 and 1,192/1,595 min
  3. The Captain’s Wife, Douglas Kelley 336/1344 and 420 min/2015 total
  4. Larry’s Party, Carol Shields 150/1494 and 225 min/2240min total

AUGUST

  1. Lost Nation, Jeffrey Lent, 370/370 and 740min
  2. Vincent Van Gogh, Life, Work and Contemporaries 95/465 and 65min/805min nonfiction8
  3. The Tortilla Curtain, T. C. Boyle 355pgs/820 and 575 min/1380
  4. Sea Glass, Anita Shreve 400pgs/1,220 and 600 min/1,980 min
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost 64pgs/1284 128min/2108
  6. The Nieuwe Kerk, 78pgs/ 1362 120min/2228 nonfiction 9
  7. Those Who Save Us, Jenna Blum 482/1844 and 670/2898

SEPTEMBER

  1. Mudbound, Hilary Jordan 340 pgs/510 min
  2. Burger’s Daughter, Nadine Gordimer 340 pgs/680 and 500 min/1010min
  3. Anne Frank House, A Museum with a Story, 248 pages/ 928pgs and 190/1,200min nonfiction 10
  4. Night Flight, Antoine de Saint Exupery, 98 pages/1,026 and 98 min/1,298 min

OCTOBER

  1. The Lion, Nelson DeMille (audio) 448pgs/448 and 15 hrs 45 min
  2. Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner 569pgs/1017 and 22 hrs/37hrs 45min
  3. The News From Paraguay, Lily Tuck 248pgs/1265 and 248min/41hrs 45min
  4. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, Maggie O’Farrell 256 pgs/1519 and 5hr 30/47.15min
  5. Women Hollering Creek, Sandra Cisneros 192 pgs/1711 and 4 hours/51.15
  6. Stolen Innocence, Elissa Walls 448 pgs/2159 and 16 hours/67.15 hours non-fiction 11
  7. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies 256pgs/2415 and 9.5 hrs/76.45hrs

NOVEMBER

  1. The Ladies of Missalonghi, Colleen McCullough, 189pgs and 4.5 hrs
  2. While She Was Gone, Sue Miller, 305 pgs/493pgs and 9 hours/13.5 <—-20,000 page goal met!
  3. The Observations
  4. 84, Charing Cross Road
  5. The Story of Lucy Gault


DECEMBER

  1. The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor, 240pgs and 8 hours<—-20,000 page goal met!
  2. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Winifred Watson, 256 pgs and 18 hours
  3. Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout, 286 pgs and 16 hours
  4. Her Boston Experience, Margaret, 208 pgs and 5 hours
  5. Night Train to Turkistan, Stuart Stevens, 262pgs and 7 hours
  6. Winter in Madrid, C. J. Samson, 544pgs and 22 hours
    ****To Date:  20,500 pages and 700.5 hours**** 
    
    
    

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