Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mike's Reading List- 2010

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  1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  2. Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker by James McManus
  3. Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena, from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory by Stacy Horn
  4. The Little Sleep: A Novel by Paul Tremblay
  5. Downtown Owl: A Novel by Chuck Klosterman
  6. Searching for El Dorado: A Journey into the South American Rainforest on the Tail of the World's Largest Gold Rush by Marc Herman
  7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage) by Stieg Larsson
  8.  Lord of the Isles by David Drake (Picked out at the library for Mike by the Pirate!)
  9. Fatal North: Adventure Survival Abaord USS Polaris 1ST U S Expedition North Pole by Bruce Henderson
  10. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  11. Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas by Chuck Klosterman
  12. State of Fear by Michael Crichton
  13.   SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven Levitt
  14. Undone (Outcast Season, Book 1) by Rachel Caine
  15. The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, Book 12) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
  16. The Ghost King: Transitions, Book III by RA Salvatore
  17. Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12) by Jim Butcher
  18. Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music by Ted Gioia
  19. With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by E.B Sledge
  20. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
  21. Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet  by Seth Rogovoy
  22. Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific by R.V. Burgin
  23. Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds by Robin Olds
  24. Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  25.  Rogue Warrior: Seize the Day (Rogue Warrior (Forge)) by Richard Marcinko
  26. Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley by Timothy White
  27. The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  28. Fever Dream by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  29.  Dance of Death by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  30.  61 Hours: A Reacher Novel by Lee Child
  31. Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had  by Edward Achorn
  32. Cop Without a Badge: The Extraordinary Undercover Life of Kevin Maher  by Charles Kipps
  33. Mount Dragon by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  34. Sports from Hell: My Search for the World's Dumbest Competition by Rick Reilly
  35. The Hunger Games: Book 1 by Suzanne Collins
  36. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)  by Suzanne Collins
  37. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins
  38. My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N' Roses  by Steven Adler
  39. The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime by Jason Turbow
  40. Reliquary (Pendergast, Book 2)  by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  41. In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien
  42. Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
  43. In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company's Battlefields with Sgt. Forrest Guth by Larry Alexander
  44. The Games That Changed the Game: The Evolution of the NFL in Seven Sundays by Ron Jaworski

Books Read in 2010

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  1. The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs (review)
  2. The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood
  3. Free For All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library by Don Borchert (review)
  4. Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood
  5. The Gift by Julie Garwood
  6. The Man Most Likely (Harlequin American Romance Series) by Cindi Myers
  7. Keeping the Feast: One Couple's Story of Love, Food, and Healing in Italy by Paula Butturini (review)
  8.  The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin Roose (short review)
  9.  Waiting For Nick: Stanislaskis (The Stanislaskis) by Nora Roberts (incredibly short review)
  10.  Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet (short review)
  11.  Feels Like the First Time (Harlequin Blaze) by Tawny Weber (one sentence review!)
  12.  Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (review)
  13. Crafty Superstar: Make Crafts on the Side, Earn Extra Cash, and Basically Have It All by Grace Dobush
  14. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  15. Grave Secret (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 4) by Charlaine Harris (review)
  16.  Pretty In Ink: A Tattoo Shop Mystery by Karen E Olson (review)
  17. Cast Member Confidential by Chris Mitchell (review)
  18. Savor the Moment (The Bride Quartet, Book 3) by Nora Roberts (review)
  19. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (review)
  20. Her Best Friend (Harlequin Superromance) by Sarah Mayberry
  21. Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10) by Charlaine Harris
  22. Dakota Home (Dakota Series #2) by Debbie Macomber
  23. The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube by Michelle Goodman
  24. Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay, Book 1) by Nora Roberts (review)
  25. Rising Tides: The Chesapeake Bay Saga #2 (The Quinn Brothers Trilogy) by Nora Roberts (review)
  26. NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (review)
  27. Someone Will Be with You Shortly: Notes from a Perfectly Imperfect Life by Lisa Kogan
  28.  The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin (review)
  29. Something About You (Berkley Sensation) by Julie James
  30. Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn (review)
  31. Inner Harbor (The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 3) by Nora Roberts (review)
  32. Chesapeake Blue (The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 4) by Nora Roberts (review)
  33. Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison  by Piper Kerman (review)
  34. Shut Up and Kiss Me by Christie Craig (review)
  35. What Happens in London  by Julia Quinn (review)
  36. Della Says: OMG! by Keris Stainton (review)
  37. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour  by Morgan Matson (review)
  38. The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden  by William Alexander
  39. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)  by J K Rowling (recap)
  40. The Hunger Games: Book 1  by Suzanne Collins (thoughts)
  41. Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about The Grapes of Wrath  by Steven Goldman
  42. Happy Ever After (Bride Quartet) by Nora Roberts (review)
  43. Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin by Kathy Griffin (review)
  44. Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World by Mark Frauenfelder (review)
  45. When Did I Get Like This?: The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be by Amy Wilson
  46. The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
  47. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  48. Beautiful Disaster by Laura Spinella