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2010 in Books

Submitted by alycia on Sat, 01/01/2011 - 12:15

Happy 2011! Today also marks the first anniversary of this Reading Log. I didn't make a post each and every day, but I did read a lot. The list only includes monographs, and not all kinds of things I started and didn't finish...

In 2010, I read more books than I ever have before! I credit Octavia Butler for the high count. Here's the list, with highly recommended books starred.

1. In Dubious Battle/John Steinbeck
2. Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation/Harvey Pekar, Paul Buhle
3. Play it As it Lays/Joan Didion
4. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao/Junot Diaz
5. The Incorporation of America/Alan Trachtenberg
6. The Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century/Michael Denning
7. The Case for Books: Past, Present, Future/Robert Darnton
8. 46 Pages: Tom Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to American Independence/Scott Liell
*9. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness/Paul Gilroy
10. Migrant Imaginaries: Latino Cultural Politics in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands/Alicia Schmidt Camacho
11. Ties that Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom/Tiya Miles
12. The Republic in Print/Trish Loughran
13. Beloved/Toni Morrison
14. Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth/Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos, and Annie Di Donna
15. A Gate at the Stairs/Lorrie Moore
16. Wilson/Daniel Clowes
*17. Wild Seed (Patternmaster Series)/Octavia E Butler
*18. Mind of My Mind(Patternmaster Series)/Octavia E Butler
*19. Clay's Ark(Patternmaster Series)/Octavia E Butler
*20. Patternmaster(Patternmaster Series)/Octavia E Butler
21. Alex and Me/Irene Pepperberg
22. Survivor (Patternmaster Series)/Octavia E Butler
23. Dawn (Lilith's Brood series)/Octavia E Butler
24. Adulthood Rites (Lilith's Brood series)/Octavia E Butler
25. Imago (Lilith's Brood series)/Octavia E Butler
26. Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility in American Librarianship/Toni Samek
27. Alternative Materials in Libraries/James Danky, Elliot Shore
28. A Passage for Dissent: The Best of Sipapu/Noel Peattie
29. Passionate Perils of Publishing/Celeste West
30. She Was A Booklegger: Remembering Celeste West/Toni Samek, K.R. Roberto
31. Women in Print/James Danky, Wayne Wiegand
32. Kindred/Octavia E Butler
33. Complete Writings/Phillis Wheatley
34. Declaring Independence/Jay Fliegelman
35. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass/Frederick Douglass
36. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl/Linda Brent/Harriet Jacobs
37. Life in the Iron Mills/Rebecca Harding Davis
38. Uncle Tom's Cabin (selections)/Harriet Beecher Stowe
39. Blood Child and Other Stories/Octavia E Butler
40. Leaves of Grass (selections)/Walt Whitman
41. Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems (selections)/Emily Dickinson
42. Ariel/Sylvia Plath
43. Zoo Story and The American Dream/Edward Albee
44. Writing your Journal Article in 12 Weeks/Wendy Laura Belcher
45. Blood and Guts in High School/Kathy Acker
46. Blindness/Jose Saramago
47. The Night Bookmobile/Audrey Niffenegger
48. The Parable of the Sower (Parable Series)/Octavia E Butler
49. Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods/Accardi, Drabinski, Kumbier
50. Bicycle Diaries/David Byrne

How was The Night Bookmobile?

How was The Night Bookmobile?

I'm impressed by your reading log; it's much more highbrow than mine!

Book List

Night Bookmobile is good, but short; Niffenegger always stands out to me as a book artist first--I think she shares a totally overwhelming love of the form.

Lots of this list was due to being in school... and I just noticed as well that the majority overwhelmingly were written by ladies!

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