Books Read in 2010

  1. Any book title that appears underlined when you scroll over it will take you to a book review on my blog when you click on it.

  2. A Study in Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. This was an interesting introduction to Sherlock Holmes after just having seen the Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law film. The problems is with part 2. You'd almost think you were reading a different novel.
  4. Rating: 3/5

  5. Fugitive Pieces - Anne Michaels
  6. This was a heartbreaking book but the ending was disappointing. A second POV is introduced with 100 pages left in the story and the voice isn't different enough from Jacob's to justify Michaels including it.
  7. Rating: 4/5

  8. The Days the Fall Stood Still - Cathy Marie Buchanan
  9. A beautiful book about life around Niagara Falls. Buchanan follows two people whose lives become intertwined.
  10. Rating: 4/5

  11. Medea - Euripides
  12. Wow! Short little read but Medea's reaction is unforgiving and unforgiveable. Supposedly to show her foreign and 'uncivilized' behaviour.
  13. Rating: 3.5/5

  14. Girl on Top: Career success - Nicole Williams
  15. A good advide book for navigating your way to the top of the heap when it comes to business.
  16. Rating: 3/5

  17. Lord Edware Dies - Agatha Christie
  18. An interesting mystery that I of course, couldn't figure out before the explanation was laid out before me but not one of Christie's more memorable stories.

  19. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  20. The movie was better. A book peppered with little gems but more often than not, preachy and boring.
  21. Rating: 2.5/5

  22. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
  23. This is one creepy book. There was some authorial intrusion which brought me out of the story but it was interesting enough to make me want to know more.
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  25. The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
  26. For all that it's about war, it's actually a very beautiful book. Crane's description of place and character have a flow to them.

  27. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
  28. The parts in Bath concerning Isabelle and John were the most entertaining. At Northanger, not so much.

  29. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  30. A good children's read. Burnett captures the character of the kids well, showing sometimes they can show adults a thing or two.

  31. Who Has Seen the Wind - WO Mitchell
  32. A great book about growing up on the Canadian praries. Beautiful language.

  33. Looking for Alaska - John Green
  34. A great coming of age novel about kids dealing with an adult situation.