What I read in 2010

You may remember that last year I set up a small project for myself to record every book I finished reading to see how much I read and how widely. I called it the 2010 Reading Project and my final book list is below:

     

  • How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living by Kate the Great by Karen Karbo
  • The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • Lord Sunday by Garth Nix
  • Ranger’s Apprentice Book 1: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
  • Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell
  • Liar by Justine Larbalestier
  • Dust by Christine Bongers
  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Dark Days by Derek Landy
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
  • One Foot Wrong by Sofie Laguna
  • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Outcast by Michelle Paver
  • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Oath Breaker by Michelle Paver
  • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Ghost Hunter by Michelle Paver
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • The Dust Devils by Sean Williams
  • Anonymity Jones by James Roy
  • Notes from the Teenage Underground by Simmone Howell
  • Tiny Acts of Rebellion by Rich Fulcher
  • The Messenger by Marcus Zusak
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • It’s yr life by Tempany Deckert and Tristan Bancks
  • Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
  • The True Story of Butterfish by Nick Earls
  • The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • Henry Hoey Hobson by Christine Bongers
  • The Phoenix Files: Arrival by Chris Morphew
  • The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott
  • Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
  • Big River, Little Fish by Belinda Jeffrey
  • When the Hipchicks went to War by Pamela Rushby
  • Skullduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil by Derek Landy
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  • Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Hostage by Karen Tayleur
  • Blood Ninja by Nick Lake
  • Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
  • Rumours by Anna Godbersen
  • Envy by Anna Godbersen
  • Speaking Volumes: Conversations with remarkable writers by Ramona Koval
  • Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
  • The Scarecrow by Sean Williams
  • Monster Blood Tattoo: Factotum by D. M. Cornish
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It’s hard to say which books I loved the most but Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy and Michelle Paver’s Chronicles of Ancient Darkness still haunt me and will always be favourites of mine. The emotional depth that they brought to such fast-paced and exotic stories has really inspired me to work harder on my writing. Also, I must confess my addiction to Anna Godbersen’s Luxe novels – the romance, the back stabbing, the dresses, oh my!

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