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What Erica Read in 2010.

In reverse order. Yippee!

47 books in 2010.

When You Are Engulfed In Flames David Sedaris #47
Shades of Grey Jasper Fforde  
In Our Global Village: Life in a Nepalese Jungle Village Through the Eyes of its Children Einat Metzl and Amir Rosenmann Buy this buy this buy this!
No One Belongs Here More Than You Miranda July Stories. Terrible, depressing stories. I'm easy; I like fiction. This just wasn't good and I didn't like it and I probably should have listened to Briane P.. #44. Will I make it to 50 in 2010?
Freedom Jonathan Franzen  
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf Ntozake Shange a choreopoem
"India Ink" Tom Stoppard a play
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri Many of these were extremely depressing. Read The Namesake instead.
The Bedwetter Sarah Silverman Great, funny, easy, and my copy is signed by the author! Thanks, CC :)
Yoga For People who Can't Be Bothered To Do It Geoff Dyer Best title ever.
The Namesake Jhumpa Lahiri I loved this book. More in the India series, obviously, but read when I was back in the States, so totally appropriate, see?
A Race Like No Other Liz Robbins 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York
I actually read much of this at the start village of the NYC Marathon, waiting to be called to the corrals to start.
A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry This provided so much interesting insight into some of the parts of Indian culture and society that are hardest for Westerners to understand, but the ending was so depressing.
A Passage to India E M Forster A perfect book to read while I was there! I loved it.
Start Where You Are Pema Chodron A Guide to Compassionate Living
The Enchantress of Florence Salman Rushdie Part of the getting-ready-for-India series, although I bought the book a long time ago when I went to see him speak and got it signed! I loved going to see the Red Fort and other Akbar places after having read this.
Rashi's Daughters, Book 1: Joheved Maggie Anton  
Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren  
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Stieg Larsson  
Shantaram Gregory David Roberts The first book in my get-ready-for-India series. A huge book, but worth it. Made me a little desperate to go to Mumbai, which was not included in my short tour of India, sadly. Guess I'll have to go back some day.
The Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson  
When Relaxation is Hazardous to Your Health Marc Schoen  
The Nimrod Flip Out Etgar Keret  
Dracula Bram Stoker  
Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin Allen Zadoff  
Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have Allen Zadoff  
We Can Build You Philip K Dick As with lots of sci-fi, I just didn't really get it.
A Yellow Raft In Blue Water Michael Dorris A thrice-told tale that I quite enjoyed, despite having expected something completely different. A beautiful novel.
Fool Me Once Fern Michaels This book was so bad. I very rarely dislike a book, just because I love to read so much. If it's a novel and I can at all get into the story, I like it. This, however, was bad. Don't read it.
The Last Unicorn Peter S Beagle So fantastic.
Songmaster Orson Scott Card  
What is the What Dave Eggers So incredibly good, as always. So much overuse of the phrase "this day", as always.
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner Alan Sillitoe  
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Steig Larsson The book was so good, the movie was so bad.
Gentlemen of the Road Michael Chabon Not his best.
And Then We Came To The End Joshua Ferris I so totally lived this. It was great to look back on it and laugh, since I escaped. Probably wouldn't have been so entertaining to me in 2004.
Go Ask Alice Anonymous I think she'll know.
The Gift of Fire Richard Mitchell Again, for the 80th time.
Craphound Cory Doctorow  
The Runner's Literary Companion Garth Battista While training to run my marathons, I read one story or excerpt from here every Friday night, last thing before bed, on the nights when I'd be waking up to go for a training run, and maybe one or two of the poems at the end. I'm a little bit embarrassed, but honestly this routine is just *SO* Erica, isn't it?
SEEDS: a memoir Sasha Vukelja  
Zeitoun Dave Eggers This is GREAT. Dave Eggers is amazing. I read this just before going to New Orleans, of course.
Restore Yourself: The Antidote for Professional Exhaustion Edy Greenblatt Get it! Read it! Restore Yourself!
Franny and Zooey J D Salinger Read this again... just before he died...
The Way of a Pilgrim Anonymous... and RM French and then finally read this...
Marathoning for Mortals John Bingham & Jenny Hadfield Why, I did just run my first marathon in February of this year, thanks for asking! It was awesome. Why yes, John Bingham did speak at our Inspiration Dinner the night before the run. Yeah!!
The Pilgrim Continues His Way Anonymous... and RM French and this.

I have here lists of just about every book I've read in past years, though some years are nicely formatted and some are a big mess. One day I'll get them all looking nice, but when? Oh yeah, the 23rd...

Here we go. This is some thrilling stuff, folks! We have: 2009 and 2008 in reverse order because I'm a little bit busy right now, 2007 and 2006, pretty clean, and 2005, very messy. We have 2004, also messy but slightly more interesting. Here is 2003 and 2002, which I think aren't as bad.

Hey, what's your favorite book ever? What would you recommend as a Great Book to just about anyone? E-me!

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People say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.    ~ Logan Pearsall Smith
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