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Jan. 6th, 2011 01:39 pm
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Since I am suitably brainless today, have two more roundups!

» 2010 book log:
001. Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America- Lillian Faderman
002. Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama
003. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress- Dai Sijie
004. A Good Indian Wife- Anne Cherian
005. Behind My Eyes- Li-Young Lee (poetry)
006. Troublemaker and Other Saints- Christina Chiu
007. After the Quake- Haruki Murakami
008. The Penwyth Curse- Catherine Coulter
009. Candy- Mian Mian
010. A Private Life- Ran Chen
011. Singer from the Sea- Sheri S. Tepper (reread)
012. Raising the Stones- Sheri S. Tepper
013. The Thirteen Problems- Agatha Christie
014. Paradise of the Blind- Duong Thu Huong
015. Diplomacy of Wolves- Holly Lisle (reread)
016. Vengeance of Dragons- Holly Lisle (reread)
017. Courage of Falcons- Holly Lisle (reread)
018. Vincalis the Agitator- Holly Lisle
019. Bus Gamer: The Pilot Edition- Minekura Kazuya
020. India Abroad: Diasporic Cultures of Postwar America and England- Sandhya Shukla
021. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms- N.K. Jemisin
022. Someplace to be Flying- Charles deLint (reread)
023. Dream of the Red Chamber- Cao Xueqin
024. Shadow Magic- Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett (reread)
025. The Mystery of Grace- Charles deLint
026. The Sorceress and the Cygnet- Patricia McKillip (reread)
027. The Cygnet and the Firebird- Patricia McKillip (reread)
028. The Nightingale Legacy- Catherine Coulter
029. The Left Hand of Darkness- Ursula K. LeGuin
030. Fool's Run- Patricia McKillip (reread)
031. Trader- Charles deLint
032. Spirits in the Wires- Charles deLint
033. A Live Coal in the Sea- Madeleine L'Engle
034. Changing Planes- Ursula K. LeGuin
035. A Severed Wasp- Madeleine L'Engle
036. Lucy- Jamaica Kincaid
037. Aloft- Chang-rae Lee
038. Elephants Can Remember- Agatha Christie
039. Three Act Tragedy- Agatha Christie
040. Under Heaven- Guy Gavriel Kay
041. Dragon Soul- Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett
042. Native Speaker- Chang-rae Lee
043. The Summer Tree- Guy Gavriel Kay (reread)
044. A Song for Arbonne- Guy Gavriel Kay (reread)
045. The Graveyard Book- Neil Gaiman (reread)
046. The Last Light of the Sun- Guy Gavriel Kay (reread)
047. The Eye of the Heron- Ursula K. LeGuin
048. Wyrms- Orson Scott Card (reread)
049. Forests of the Heart- Charles deLint
050. The Telling- Ursula K. LeGuin
051. The Birthday of the World and Other Stories- Ursula K. LeGuin
052. The Secrets of the Heart- Kahlil Gibran
053. Enough to Say It's Far- Pak Chaesam (poetry)
054. The Forbidden Rumi (poetry; trans. Nevit O. Ergin, Will Johnson)
055. Aura- Carlos Fuentes
056. The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini
057. Buying a Fishing Rod for my Grandfather- Gao Xingjian
058. Inez- Carlos Fuentes
059. The Orange Tree- Carlos Fuentes
060. A Fisherman of the Inland Sea- Ursula K. LeGuin
061. Soul Mountain- Gao Xingjian
062. A Thousand Splendid Suns- Khaled Hosseini
063-069. Loveless vol. 1-7- Yun Kouga
070. The Broken Kingdoms- N.K. Jemisin
071. The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service vol. 1- Otsuka Eiji & Yamazaki Housui
072. Nabari no Ou vol. 1- Kamatani Yuhki
073. Loveless vol. 8- Yun Kouga
074-080. Tactics vol. 1-7- Kinoshita Sakura & Higashiyama Kazuko
081. Four Ways to Forgiveness- Ursula K. LeGuin
082. A Good Fall- Ha Jin
083. Friendly Fire- Alaa Al-Aswany
084. The Sand Fish- Maha Gargash
085. The Beginning Place- Ursula K. LeGuin
086. City of Illusions- Ursula K. LeGuin
087. Shades of Milk and Honey- Mary Robinette Kowal
088. A Pigeon and a Boy- Meir Shalev
089. The Private Lives of Trees- Alejandro Zambra
090. The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay- Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
091. Half World- Hiromi Goto
092. The Dispossessed- Ursula K. LeGuin
093-101. Saiyuki vol. 1-9- Minekura Kazuya (reread)
102-103. Saiyuki Reload vol. 1-2- Minekura Kazuya

I was going to count the manga by series, but considering that I didn't actually get to finish all of the series I read, I ended up going by volumes. So, out of the 103 books I read in 2010, 60 were by POC, 28 were manga, 10 were by Ursula LeGuin (er, systematic borrowing ftw?), 3 were poetry books, 3 were non-fiction, 23 were rereads, and 37 were non-SF/F. That last is kind of a big deal for me; I've been a genre reader all my life, barring school requirements! I didn't really keep track of the various books I left unfinished, though.

This is definitely not the most I've ever read in a year. About half of these books were consumed during my work commute, whereas my usual/preferred reading MO is to sit and book-binge for several hours before returning to the real world. While it was a good way to pass the time, it broke my concentration a lot, & I didn't read as much outside of my commute. Also, I slacked off on commute-reading in favor of commute-napping for extended periods, so those two factors drastically lowered the year's end count. :P Er, I don't have notes written up for most of these books, but if you're curious you can ask me about them? I do remember my reactions, if not necessarily details.

Goals for 2011: smaller proportion of rereads, more non-fiction and poetry, tracking down more of the books already on my to-read list, and being a little more diligent about keeping notes/reactions! I should probably also stop finishing books that make me bored or angry, as opposed to leaving them lying about for ages or throwing them at walls, heh.

» 2010 icon roundup
- [33] Zoe Saldana (locked)
- [36] Saving Face (locked)
- [8] sad pandas and tiny violins (locked)
- [14] Barack Obama
- [31] Vienna Teng & Alex Wong
- [14] ladies rocking out for [personal profile] the_future_modernes

Date: 2011-01-07 12:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wanderlight
Yay for rereads! I think they are generally good for keeping people happy and sane, so I approve. :) Which of those books would you say were your favourites? I am looking for a couple to add to my ever-growing reading list, as always ...

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