2010 Booklist

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Books Read in 2010 (I do this annually. Last year’s list is here.

Rereads are italicized.
Separated into various categories.

Read for Fun
Novels
1. His Majesty’s Dragon – Naomi Novik
2. Squirrel Meets Chipmunk: A Modern Bestiary – David Sedaris
3. The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone By – Robert Kirkman
4. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
5. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
6. Zeitoun – Dave Eggers
7. Good Omens – Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman
8. The Enchantress of Florence – Salman Rushdie
9. Inkspell – Cornelia Funke
10. Children of God – Mary Doria Russell
11. Speaker for the Dead – Orson Scott Card
12. Summerland – Michael Chabon
13. The Year of the Flood – Margaret Atwood
14. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
15. Shopgirl – Steve Martin
16. Neuromancer – William Gibson
17. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith – Jon Krakauer
18. Soulless – Gail Carriger
19. The Great Perhaps – Joe Meno
20. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
21. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
22. Sewer, Gas and Electric: The Public Works Trilogy – Matt Ruff

Non-fiction
1. Eating Animals – Jonathan Safran Foer
2. Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth – John Garth
3. The Te of Piglet – Benjamin Hoff
4. The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life – James Martin
5. The Wordy Shipmates – Sarah Vowell

Read for School
Non-fiction
1. An Anthropologist on Mars – Oliver Sacks
2. Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought it – Elizabeth Royte

Novels
1. Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon
2. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
3. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
4. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
5. Dracula – Bram Stoker
6. The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
7. Persuasion – Jane Austen
8. Blast I – Wyndham Lewis
9. To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
10. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
11. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence
12. The Life and Death of Harriet Frean – May Sinclair
13. Wise Children – Angela Carter
14. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
15. Pointed Roofs – Dorothy Richardson
16. Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells
17. Paradise Lost – John Milton
18. The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad
19. The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett
20. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole

Poetry Collections
1. Thomas and Beulah – Rita Dove
2. Bright Star: The Poems of John Keats – John Keats
3. The Wasteland, Prufrock, and other Poems – T.S. Eliot
4. The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats – W.B. Yeats
5. The Lost Lunar Baedeker – Mina Loy
6. John Donne’s Poetry – John Donne

Plays
1. The Rover – Aphra Behn
2. The Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare

Literary Criticism
1. Confession: Sexuality, Sin, and Subject – Jeremy Tambling
2. Troubling Confessions: Speaking Guilt in Law and Literature – Peter Brooks
3. Shame: The Exposed Subject – Michael Lewis
4. Invisible Poet: T.S. Eliot – Hugh Kenner
5. Deviant Modernism: Sexual and Textual Errancy in T.S Eliot, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust – Colleen Lamos
6. Eliot and his Age: T.S. Eliot’s Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century – Russell Kirk
7. Conflicts in Consciousness: T.S. Eliot’s Poetry and Criticism – David Spurr
8. Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot – Nancy K. Gish
9. A Reader’s Guide to T.S. Eliot: A Poem-By-Poem Analysis – George Williamson
10. Critical Companion to T.S. Eliot: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work – Russell Elliott Murphy
11. Keats and Embarrassment – Christopher Ricks
12. Arnold Bennett Himself – Rebecca West
13. Arnold Bennett – Olga R.R. Broomfield

Tech History
1. The History of Gothic Publishing, 1800-1835: Exhuming the Trade – Franz J. Potter
2. Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines: Representing Technology in the Edison Era – Lisa Gitelman
3. Gramophone, Film, Typewriter – Fredrich Kittler
4. My Sisters Telegraphic: Women in the Telegraph Office, 1846 – 1860 – Thomas Jepsen
5. The American Telegraph: A Social History, 1860-1900 – Edwin Gabler
6. A History of Telegraphy – Kenneth Beauchamp
7. The Victorian Internet – Tom Standage
8. The Electric Telegraph – Lewis Coe
9. Modern Practice of the Electric Telegraph – Frank L. Pope
10. The Telegraph: How Technological Innovation Caused Social Change – Annteresa Lubrano

Textbooks
1. Building Genre Knowledge – Christine Tardy
2. The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint – Edward R. Tufte
3. Teaching Techincal Communication: Critical Issues for the Classroom – James M. Dubinsky
4. Writing Power: Communication in an Engineering Center – Dorothy Winsor
5. Visual & Statistical Thinking: Displays of Evidence for Decision Making  – Edward R. Tufte

Total: 75

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