Happy New Year!
Bill and I decided to celebrate the New Year at home this year.  We have been so busy lately that we really needed a evening at home.  We went to see True Grit this afternoon and out to dinner.  Now were listing to music and here I am blogging in the New Year.  Heaven!
I read the most books I have ever read in one year this year, 52.  I still have four reviews to write.  My top 10 favorites, in no particular order were:

Annexed by Sharon Dogar

Essex County Volume 2: Ghost Stories by Jeff Lemire

Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye

A Place for Delta by Melissa Walker

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner

Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle

American Rust by Philipp Meyer

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan

The World of the Polar Bear by Norbert Rosing

I also read more short stories this year, 44 plus one collection.  My top 10 favorites, in no particular order were: were:

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Headstrong Historian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

An Honest Exit by Dinaw Mengestu

That Time a Year by Terence Young

Paul Farenbacher’s Yard Sale by Sarah Selecky

Quality Street by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Foster by Claire Keegan

Driving Lessons by Joseph Boyden

The Second Bakery Attack, by Haruki Murakami

Chicxulub by T. Coraghessan Boyle

I also did well in challenges in 2010. I completed 

The Arc Reading Challenge 39/25 books

The Canadian Book Challenge 3 13/13 books

Themed Reading Challenge 2010 6/5 Books

Year of the Historical Reading Challenge 12/12 Books

Audio Books Challenge 3/3 audio books 

Pub Challenge 2010 10/10 books

Chunkster Reading Challenge 4/4 books

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 20/20 books

New Authors Challenge 25/20 books

The ABC Historical Fiction Challenge 26/26 (I still have one reaw to post, due before January 15, 2011.) 

I am still working on the Canadian Book Challenge 4: 12/13 so far.

I didn’t do well on the Books Won Challenge, my own challenge. LOL!  I only read one book.  I hope to do better in 2011.

How did you do in 2010?  I would love to know.




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