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A Different Perspective: Wrap-Up Meme

Snag a meme from here:

The first book you read in 2010: A Single Man Christopher Isherwood

The last book you finished in 2010: The Aeneid Virgil

The first book you will finish (or did finish!) in 2011: The Crying Tree Naseem Rakha

Your favorite “classic” you read in 2010: East of Eden John Steinbeck

The book series you read the most volumes of in 2010: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Stieg Larsson

The genre you read the most in 2010: Literary Fiction

The book that disappointed you: Theft Peter Carey (disappointing for a two-time Booker Prize winner)

The book you liked better than you expected to: Molly Fox’s Birthday Deirdre Madden

The hardest book you read in 2010 (topic or writing style): The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami

The funniest book you read in 2010: None

The saddest book you read in 2010: A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry

The shortest book you read in 2010: Eden Springs Laura Kasischke (143 pp.)

The longest book you read in 2010: Noble House James Clavell (1370 pp.)

A book that you discovered in 2010 that you will definitely read again: Call Me By Your Name André Aciman

A book that you never want to read again: Bastard Out of Carolina Dorothy Allison

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13 Responses

  1. This is a great meme and the perfect way to reflect back on 2010.

  2. An interesting Meme. Brings a lot of your readings out. Thanks

    • Especially it gives me a chance to promote The Millennium Trilogy, which I find very entertaining but I didn’t choose to be my most memorable reads.

  3. Haha wow, I’ve read SO many of the books on your 2010 list! Millenium was great, though I hated for it to end and, thus, was a bit bitter about the third book. LOVED Molly Fox, this year, too, as we’ve discussed. :O) Wind Up Bird, I read a few years ago and wouldn’t mind reading again, now that I’m blogging and could discuss. It IS a “difficult” book but it’s, I think, more fun that I thought it was going to be. i have to admit I haven’t read your review of A Fine Balance but I need t. I read it a few years ago and also thought it was an incredibly sad one. Oh and I have always had a mad crush on East of Eden. This was a GREAT reading year for you and reminds me why I continue to read your blog. Such good taste. ;O)

    • I didn’t know we read so many books in common! It’s just amazing. Molly Fox is one of the most poetic literary fiction I’ve ever read. I’ve been trying to look for her earlier works. Wind-Up Bird is very confusing in the beginning, as I couldn’t make of whether it was reality or some hallucinations. But it all makes sense at the end.

  4. Fun meme – and further propelling me to read Molly Fox’s Birthday, which has been on my nightstand for months.

  5. […] stole this from Matt because, try as I might, even prompted by Booking Through Thursday, I can not, absolutely not get […]

  6. That’s a good wrap up meme. I think A Fine Balance has to be one of the saddest books I’ve ever read. Ugh. It was good but man, hard to pick up anything else after that one for a while.

  7. […] know I already did a book-related 2010 wrap-up post, but on Bookie Mee I came across the 2010 wrap-up meme inspired by A Guy’s Moleskin Notebook and thought it fun to play […]

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