52 Books in 2010

In 2010 I embarked on a literary journey. The plan was to read 52 books in the 52 weeks of the year. For every book I posted my review, and for some began a bit of discussion amongst fellow book enthusiasts.

I did not do an English degree in University, though I took English courses. But I have been a lifelong reader, and recently had the opportunity to be a bookseller for a brief while in the winter of 2009.

While I finished reading my 52 books by December 31st 2010, I did not quite finish the reviews on time. While I continue to put the finishing touches on the last reviews through the beginning of January 2011, I’m also looking ahead to the books I will read and review next.

While I will not be attempting to read and review another 52 books in 2011, as I am heading back to university, I will be posting the occasional review, as this is still who I am, and what I love to do.

Booklist 2010:

  1. Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd; edited by Holly Black & Cecil Castellucci
  2. What is Stephen Harper Reading?; written by Yann Martel
  3. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man; written by John Perkins
  4. Just a Geek; written by Wil Wheaton
  5. Canada & Other Matters of Opinion; written by Rex Murphy
  6. Hunted; written by PC Cast & Kristin Cast
  7. A Thousand Dreams: Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the Fight for it’s Future; written by Larry Campbell, Neil Boyd, Lori Culbert
  8. The Lovely Bones; written by Alice Sebold
  9. My Sister’s Keeper; written by Jodi Picoult
  10. Terrier; written by Tamora Pierce
  11. This Lullaby; written by Sarah Dessan
  12. Dancing Barefoot; written by Wil Wheaton
  13. Will Grayson Will Grayson; written by John Green & David Levithan
  14. Suite Scarlett; written by Maureen Johnson
  15. Scarlett Fever; written by Maureen Johnson
  16. Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies; written by June Casagrande
  17. Rowed Trip: From Scotland to Syria by Oar; written by Colin Angus & Julie Angus
  18. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Men Who Hate Women); written by Stieg Larsson (Reg Keeland translation)
  19. The Girl Who Played With Fire; written by Stieg Larsson (Reg Keeland translation)
  20. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest; written by Stieg Larsson (Reg Keeland translation)
  21. The Between Boyfriends Book; written by Cindy Chupack
  22. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella; written by Stephanie Meyer
  23. Love is The Higher Law; written by David Levithan
  24. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs* (*A Low Culture Manifesto); Chuck Klosterman
  25. All the Sad Young Literary Men; written by Keith Gessen
  26. The Hunger Games; written by Suzanne Collins
  27. Catching Fire; written by Suzanne Collins
  28. Mockingjay; written by Suzanne Collins
  29. Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone; written by JK Rowling
  30. Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets; written by JK Rowling
  31. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban; written by JK Rowling
  32. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire; written by JK Rowling
  33. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix; written by JK Rowling
  34. Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince; written by JK Rowling
  35. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows; written by JK Rowling
  36. Sabriel; written by Garth Nix
  37. Lireal; written by Garth Nix
  38. Abhorsen; written by Garth Nix
  39. Starship Troopers; written by Robert A Heinlein
  40. The Forever War; written by Joe Haldeman
  41. Eat Pray Love; written by Elizabeth Gilbert
  42. Spirits In The Wires; written by Charles de Lint
  43. Can You Keep A Secret; written by Sophie Kinsella
  44. Let It Snow; written by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
  45. Zombies Vs Unicorns; edited by Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier
  46. Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale; written by Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, illustrated by Chris Samnee
  47. Bloodhound; written by Tamora Pierce
  48. Eating the Dinosaur; written by Chuck Klosterman
  49. Lady Knight; written by Tamora Pierce
  50. Looking for Alaska; written by John Green
  51. Paper Towns; written by John Green
  52. Dreamland; written by Sarah Dessen

 

4 Responses to 52 Books in 2010

  1. Ben says:

    Hey

    Why not give ‘Under The Frog’ a go if you get chance?

    It’s one of my favourite novels. Extremely funny and poignant. I bore people to death recommending it.

    Ben x

    http://www.amazon.com/Under-Frog-Novel-Tibor-Fischer/dp/0312278713

  2. Ben says:

    PS I forgot to add that it’s wonderful you’re reading 52 books in a year. I used to devour them but don’t make the time any more. You’re a great example!

    • Pippa says:

      Thanks for the recommendation Ben! I’ll definitely check it out.

      Through University I started realizing I wasn’t reading for fun as much as I used to, so now that I’m done with school I decided to start reading lots again! So this is me trying… 😀

  3. Pippa says:

    Recommendations also include:

    – The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, by Eva Rice.
    – “Neighbor Power: Building Community The Seattle Way” by Jim Diers.

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