Sunday, January 2, 2011

Book List 2010

Book I Read, 2010:


Mermaids on the Golf Course by Patricia Highsmith
How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead by Ariel Gore (re-read)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (P)


Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
You Don't Love Me Yet by Jonathan Lethem


Everything Will Be All Right by Tessa Hadley ** (P)
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem * (P)
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Names My Sisters Call Me by Megan Crane
Breaking Up is Hard to Do by Niki Burnham, Terri Clark, Ellen Hopkins, Lynda Sandoval
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


War Dances by Sherman Alexie * (P)
American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson * (P)
A Common Pornography by Kevin Sampsell * (P)
That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
The Truth Lenders by Thuy-Dzuong Nguyen *


The Practical Writer edited by Therese Eiben and Mary Gannon
This Won't Take But A Minute, Honey by Steve Almond * (R)


The Master Bedroom by Tessa Hadley
Rock n Roll Will Save Your Life by Steve Almond


The Zero by Jess Walter * (R)
Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
Lawnboy by Paul Lisicky (P)
The Adderall Diaries by Stephen Elliot (P)


Readings by Sven Birkerts (R)
One Day by David Nicholls **
Here Comes Your Man by Derek Gentry
The Suburban Swindle by Jackie Corley


World Takes by Timmy Waldron
Midnight Picnic by Nick Antosca * (R)
Everything is Going to Be Great by Rachel Shukert *
Why We Need Love edited by Simon Van Booy *
Why We Fight edited by Simon Van Booy


Why Our Decisions Don't Matter by Simon Van Booy
Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood by Martin Lemelman *
Numb by Sean Ferrell
Happy Baby by Stephen Elliott
The Financial Lives of Poets by Jess Walter **
Look! Look! Feathers by Mike Young (review will also appear Feb. 2011 on Gently Read Literature)
The World Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos From Bookworms Worldwide edited by Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor


Self Portraits: Fictions by Frederic Tuten


The Atheist's Guide to Christmas edited by Robin Harvie and Stephanie Meyers
Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann **

* Very good
** Read this immediately
P Published on Pajiba
R Mentioned/Published on The Rumpus


  1. One Day was a fucking awesome book...One that I will easily reread time and again.
    Dex and Em, Em and Dex.

  2. It really was one of my favorites over the year. Really sad at the end though. I mean... um... or IS IT? /notspoiler-y.