Monday, January 04, 2010

Book list 2010

I read 101 full books last year, thereby fulfilling the challenge upon which I embarked. I won't be trying it again this year, because while it was fun, I found it nudged me toward a proclivity to reading short books, in order to make sure I could have higher numbers. So this year I'm just going to keep track of the books I read without a specific goal in mind. This is especially helpful because most of the books that are getting to the top of my miles-long "to be read" list are long-ish.

Books Read, 2010
1. Public Enemies, by Bryan Burrough [Half-read on break, will hopefully finish later]
2. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
3. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by Mark Twain
4. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
5. Gorgias, by Plato
6. Phaedrus, by Plato
7. Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles
8. Bartimaeus: The Amulet of Samarkand, by Jonathan Stroud
9. The Beautiful and Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
10. Bhagavad-Gita, translated by Prabhavananda and Isherwood
11. MacBeth, by Shakespeare
12. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
13. The Good Woman of Setzuan, by Bertolt Brecht
14. Fences, by August Wilson
15. The Atlantis Enigma, by Herbie Brennan
16. Joan of Arc: In her Own Words, edited by Willard Trask
17. Son of the Mob, by Gordon Korman
18. The Judging Eye, by R. Scott Bakker
19. The Knight, by Gene Wolfe
20. Alan Mendelssohn, the Boy From Mars, by Daniel Pinkwater
21. Slaves of Spiegel, by Daniel Pinkwater
22. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
23. Red Seas Under Red Skies, by Scott Lynch
24. How to be Alone: Essays, by Jonathan Franzen
25. Titus Groan, by Mervyn Peake
26. Gormenghast, by Mervyn Peake
27. Titus Alone, by Mervyn Peake
28. First Encounters: A Book of Memorable Meetings, by Edward Sorel and Nancy Caldwell Sorel
29. Love That Dog, by Sharon Creech
30. Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, by Lynne Jonell
31. Victory, by Susan Cooper
32. The End of the Beginning, by Avi
33. A Beginning, a Muddle and an End, by Avi
34. The Tiger Rising, by Kate DiCamillo
35. Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
36. Me and Orson Welles, by Robert Kaplow
37. Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes, by Neil Gaiman
38. Sandman: The Doll's House, by Neil Gaiman
39. Sandman: Dream Country, by Neil Gaiman
40. Sandman: Season of Mists, by Neil Gaiman
41. Sandman: A Game of You, by Neil Gaiman
42. Sandman: Fables and Reflections, by Neil Gaiman
43. Sandman: Brief Lives, by Neil Gaiman
44. Sandman: World's End, by Neil Gaiman
45. Sandman: The Kindly Ones, by Neil Gaiman
46. Sandman: The Wake, by Neil Gaiman
47. Sandman: The Dream Hunters, by Neil Gaiman
48. Sandman: Endless Nights, by Neil Gaiman
49. The Girl Who Loved Animals and Other Stories, by Bruce McAllister
50. Theater/Theory/Theater, ed. Robert Gerould
51. Ironheart, by Victoria Tecken
52. Miss Julie, by August Strindberg
53. Two Rooms, by Lee Blessing
54. Noir: A Collection of Crime Comics, Various Authors
55. The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo
56. The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart
57. Broadway Bound, by Neil Simon
58. Dramatic Theory and Criticism, ed. Bernard F. Dukore
59. Holding Onto Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millenium, by Albert Borgman
60. How to Conduct Organizational Surveys, by Jack Edwards et al.
61. Selections from "Against Verres," by Cicero
62. Following the Equator, Vol. 1, by Mark Twain
63. Showdown, by Ted Dekker
64. Panzer Commander, by Hans von Luck
65. Campaigns of Curiosity, by Elizabeth L. Banks
66. Post-Scarcity Anarchism, by Murray Bookchin
67. The Mabinogion, by Anonymous Welsh Poet(s), translated by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones
68. Ink on Their Fingers, by Victoria Kasten and Benjamin Tecken


Bruce Gee said...

Hey, try reading nothing below, say, 500 pages. That would be a worthy list!

Ethan said...

That... sounds very attractive. Other than "I, Robot" and a few of the books I have to read for school, everything I have started or finished so far would qualify.

Bruce Gee said...

Did you find the Bhagavad Gita, bhagabad gibberish?
I ask only because at one time in my life it was a major textbook.

It isn't gibberish, but the English translations are.

Ethan said...

I thought the Gita made sense. Heretically, of course, but it did. Of course, not speaking the original language, I don't know how much garbling might have gone on. According to my professor the translation I read was considered an excellent one. Have you read it in the original?