Books I Read in 2010

Books I Loved

Castle by J. Robert Lennon
The Birthday of the World by Ursula K. Le Guin
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake by Breece D’J Pancake
The Columnist by Jeffrey Frank
God Knows by Joseph Heller
On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction by Karl Iagnemma
Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins
The Debt to Pleasure by John Lancaster
Concluding by Henry Green
Room by Emma Donaghue

Books I Liked

Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett
We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order to Live by Joan Didion
Stories by Anton Chekov
Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
Blue Angel by Francine Prose
An Intimate History of Killing by Joanna Bourke
Fat City by Leonard Gardner
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken
To the Castle and Back by Vaclav Havel
The Best American Short Stories 2010 by various authors

Books I Appreciated 

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin
Disquiet by Julia Leigh
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Notes from No Man’s Land by Eula Biss
Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom
Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner
Operating Instructions: A Diary of My Son’s First Year by Anne LaMott
Prague by Arthur Phillips
Doting by Henry Green
The Hole We’re In by Gabrielle Zevin
Nothing by Henry Green
The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat

Books I Could Have Skipped

The Funeral Party by Ludmilla Ulitskaya
Slippage by Harlan Ellison
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The Children’s Hospital by Chris Adrian
Heir to the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick
The Messiah of Stockholm by Cynthia Ozick
Miles from Nowhere by Nami Mun
The Hidden Life of Deer by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Flying to America: 45 More Stories by Donald Barthelme
Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
Likewise by Ariel Schrag

Books I Actively Disliked 

Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
Don’t Look Back by Karin Fossum
Cost by Roxana Robinson
The Good Parents by Joan London
A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic
A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill

(Opinions were formed in 2010 and may or may not be justifiable today.) 

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