My 2010 Reading List

As 2010 draws to a close, I decided to take stock of all the books I read this year. Even though I belonged to sites like and had all my ebooks available on my nook, I really didn’t keep good records on what I’ve been reading. In light of that, while the following list may be incomplete it is a very good representation of my reading habits for the past year.

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood¬† (EB)
  • The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (EB)
  • The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker (EB)
  • Who Goes There?, John W. Campbell (EB)
  • Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Ace Collins (EB)
  • A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (EB)
  • Makers, Cory Doctorow (EB)
  • Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Cory Doctorow (EB)
  • Lord Foul’s Bane, Stephen R. Donaldson (DTB) (RR)
  • The Illearth War, Stephen R. Donaldson (DTB) (RR)
  • The Power That Preserves, Stephen R. Donaldson (DTB) (RR)
  • Sandman Slim, Richard Kadrey (EB)
  • Act One, Nancy Kress (EB)
  • The City & the City, China Mieville (EB)
  • Little Fuzzy, Henry Beam Piper (EB)
  • Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (EB)
  • Stiff, Mary Roach (EB)
  • Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer (DTB)
  • Humans, Robert J. Sawyer (EB)
  • Hybrids, Robert J. Sawyer (EB)
  • WWW:Wake, Robert J. Sawyer (DTB, EB)
  • Old Man’s War, John Scalzi (DTB, EB) (RR)
  • The God Engines, John Scalzi (DTB, EB)
  • Metatropolis, John Scalzi (Editor) (EB)
  • Hyperion, Dan Simmons (DTB) (RR)
  • Fall of Hyperion, Dan Simmons (DTB) (RR)
  • Endymion, Dan Simmons (DTB) (RR)
  • Rise of Endymion, Dan Simmons (DTB) (RR)
  • Palimpsest, Charles Stross (EB)
  • The Atrocity Archives, Charles Stross (DTB)
  • The Jennifer Morgue, Charles Stross (EB)
  • Julian Comstock, Robert Charles Wilson (EB)

Not an impressive list, but it’s a lot larger than it would have been if a) I hadn’t bought my nook, and b) I didn’t find a box with dozens of titles I’d thought I’d lost forever. And in case you’re wondering about the gibberish after each author’s name, it’s just a little code I came up with to tell me more about each book. I’ll spell them out below:

(DTB) = Dead Tree Book (a physical book)
(EB) = eBook, or in Barnes & Noble parlance, a “NOOKbook”
(RR) = Reread, I book that I enjoyed so much that I decided to read it again.

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