2010 Reading Roundup
2010 is nearly coming to an end, and with year’s end come countless lists, countdowns, montages, and recaps of the year that was. 2010 was a particularly big year for me, personally, full of changes and trips and milestones. At the beginning of the year, I began to keep track of the books I read on Goodreads not only by ratings but by the year–next year, I’m thinking of doing a monthly shelf so that I can pinpoint what I was reading during certain times. I so easily forget when I read certain books, so it will be interesting to be able to go back and look in a place where it’s documented.
I thought it would be fun to do a 2010 reading roundup. Here’s what my 2010 reading breaks down to:
Collections (Essays, stories, or poems): 11
Books by women: 14
Books by non-American authors: 10
Total books (so far): 37
Here’s my top 5 (in no particular order):
The Namesake–Jhumpa Lahiri
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks–Rebecca Skloot
Poems New and Collected–Wislawa Szymborska
The Elegance of the Hedgehog–Muriel Barbery
Next year, I’d like to read more contemporary fiction, more non-American writers, and more classics.
What were your favorite books you read this year? Is there anything you wish you had read more of?
*image via Bookshelf Porn