2010 Books Read

January

1. Pictures That Tick: Volume 1 by Dave McKean, 2009, 184 pgs., Dark Horse Books
2. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan, 2008, 436 pgs., Knopf
3. Above His Shoulders by Dan Williams, 2009, 228 pgs., Outskirts Press
4. Blankets by Craig Thompson, 2003, 592 pgs., Top Shelf Productions
5. Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Michael Keller, 2009, 192 pgs., Rodale
6. Luna by Julie Anne Peters, 2004, 248 pgs., Little Brown
7. Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima, 1958, 254 pgs., New Directions
8. Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell, 2008, 216 pgs., Top Shelf

January Totals: 8 Books, 2,350 Pages

February

9. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness, 2009, 528 pgs., Candlewick
10. Looking for Bapu by Anjali Banarjee, 2008, 176 pgs., Yearling
11. Postsecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God by Frank Warren, 2009, 288 pgs., William Morrow
12. Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis, 2009, 352 pgs., Knopf
13. Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon, 2009, 320 pgs., Harper

February Totals: 5 Books, 1,664 Pages

March

14. The Magician by Amanda Gignac, 131 pgs., Unpublished
15. The Einstein Intersection by Samuel Delany, 1967, 149 pgs., Wesleyan
16. Push by Sapphire, 1996, 192 pgs., Vintage
17. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer, 2010, 256 pgs., Harcourt Children’s
18. Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein, 2010, 464 pgs., Harper
19. The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan, 2009, 208 pgs., Candlewick
20. Enchanted Night by Steven Millhauser, 2000, 140 pgs., Vintage

March Totals: 7 Books, 1,540 Pages

April

21. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers, 1923, 212 pgs., Harper
22. The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman, 1991, 256 pgs., Vertigo
23. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan, 2010, 310 pgs., Dutton
24. The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer, 2010, 340 pgs., St. Martin’s Press
25. Transformations by Anne Sexton, 1971, 112 pgs., Mariner
26. The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman, 1991, 160 pgs., Vertigo
27. The Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity by Mike Carey, 2010, 144 pgs., Vertigo
28. Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar, 2007, 560 pgs., Soft Skull Press
29. Instructions by Neil Gaiman, 2010, 40 pgs., Harper Collins
30. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Phillip Pullman, 2010, 245 pgs., Canongate

April Totals: 10 Books, 2,379 pgs

May

31. Thirst by Mary Oliver, 2006, 71 pgs., Beacon Press
32. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness, 2010, 624 pgs., Walker Books
33. The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes, 1932, 83 pgs., Knopf
34. The Less Dead by April Lurie, 2010, 240 pgs., Delaorte
35. The Bloody Chamber and Other Adult Tales by Angela Carter, 1979, 164 pgs., Harper & Row
36. Mercury by Hope Larson, 2010, 234 pgs., Atheneum Books
37. Come to Me by Amy Bloom, 1993, 177 pgs., Harper Collins
38. The Last Exit to Normal by Michael B. Harmon, 2008, 288 pgs., Laurel Leaf
39. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, 2008, 370 pgs., Harper Perrenial
40. Sonny’s House of Spies by George Ella Lyon, 2004, 298 pgs., Atheneum

May Totals: 10 Books, 2,549 pgs.

June

41. The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman, 1994, 224 pgs., Vertigo
42. Animythical Tales by Sarah Totton, 2010, 124 pgs., Fantastic Books
43. Recycle This Book ed. by Dan Gutman, 2009, 267 pgs., Yearling

June Totals: 3 Books, 615 pgs.

July

44. Stories ed. by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, 2010, 428 pgs., William Morrow
45. Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, 1997, 102 pgs., Harper Trophy
46. The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman, 1993, 192 pgs., Vertigo
47. Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O’Malley, 2010, 248 pgs., Oni Press
48. Unwind by Neal Shusterman, 2009, 352 pgs., Simon & Schuster
49. Love’s Executioner by Irvin D. Yalom, 1989, 286 pgs., Perrenial
50. Coop by Michael Perry, 2010, 384 pgs., Harper Perrenial

July Totals: 7 Books, 1,992 pgs.

August

51. Foiled by Jane Yolen, 2010, 160 pgs., First Second
52. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, 2010, 292 pgs., Doubleday
53. Green Angel by Alice Hoffman, 2004, 128 pgs., Scholastic
54. The Stuff of Legend: Book 1: The Dark by Mike Raicht, 2010, 128 pgs., Villard
55. The Girl In the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender, 1999, 192 pgs., Anchor
56. The Unwritten Vol. 2: Inside Man by Mike Carey, 2010, 168 pgs., Vertigo
57. Don’t Tell: The Sexual Abuse of Boys by Michel Dorais, 2002, 205 pgs., McGill-Queens
58.After the First Death by Robert Cormier, 1979, 233 pgs., Laurel-Leaf

August Totals: 8 Books, 1,506 pgs.

September

59. Room by Emma Donoghue, 2010, 321 pgs., Little, Brown
60. Wolf Moon by Charles de Lint, 1988, 256 pgs., Firebird

September Totals: 2 Books, 577 pgs.

October

61. The Bells by Richard Harvell, 2010, 375 pgs., Crown
62. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett, 2003, 375 pgs., Harper Tempest
63. I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly, 2009, 184 pgs., Image
64. We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson, 1962, 214 pgs., Penguin

October Totals: 4 Books, 1,148 pgs

November

65. By the Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters, 2010, 200 pgs., Hyperion
66. The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger, 2010, 40 pgs., Abrams ComicArts
67. Green Witch by Alice Hoffman, 2010, 135 pgs., Scholastic
68. Fidelity by Grace Paley, 2008, 83 pgs., Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

November Totals: 4 Books, 458 pgs.

December

69. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, 2010, 272 pgs., Knopf
70. The Armless Maiden and Other Tales for Childhoods Survivors edited by Terri Windling, 1996, 384 pgs., Tor

2010 Wrap Up

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  1. 1

    !!! I came here looking for your review of Push because another blog referenced it but linked just to your main page. I didn’t remember that you’d reviewed it yet, and I couldn’t find it on the archives, so I came here and just saw my name…I’m surprised and honored, Chris. That’s all.

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    Chris, I could have sworn you reviewed Grandville by Bryan Talbot. Either you really didn’t or I’m looking right past it on one of your lists. Did you review it? I can’t imagine you don’t at least have this one *smile*.



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