JHENIFER PABILLANO

Books Read in 2010

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Once more: I can read quite quickly and I tend to read a lot. Since 2004 I’ve made an effort to track my reading, for a sense of scale of the whole enterprise. This list covers only the books I’ve read, and it will be in reverse chronological order. Let’s go!

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Date

Book

Count

January 1

Steering by Starlight by Martha Beck

1

January 5

Sew on: all you need to know to start sewing and serging today! by Elissa K. Meyrich and Dominic Harr

2

January 6

The complete idiot’s guide to sewing illustrated by Carole Ann Camp

3

January 8

Sew U : the built by Wendy guide to making your own wardrobe by Wendy Mullin with Eviana Hartman

4

January 8

Sew U home stretch : the Built by Wendy guide to sewing knit fabrics by Wendy Mullin with Eviana Hart

5

January 24

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

6

February 4

The Austerity Olympics: When the Games Came to London in 1948 by Janie Hampton
excellent!

7

February 6

City of Glass: Revised Edition by Douglas Coupland

8

February 6

Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine

9

February 10

Sugar Rush by Julie Burchill

10

February 14

Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein

11

February 16

Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin

12

March 3

Away From Her by Alice Munro

13

March 5

A Most Uncommon Degree of Popularity by Kathleen Gilles Seidel

14

March 7

Leftovers by Heather Waldorf

15

March 13

Groundswell by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff

16

March 14

Six Pixels of Separation by Mitch Joel

17

March 21

Why We Buy: Revised Edition by Paco Underhill

18

March 21

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

19

March 23

Click by Bill Tancer

20

March 23

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

21

March 27

I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb

22

March 27

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

23

April 3

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

24

April 4

Deadline by Chris Crutcher

25

April 10

Good to Great by Jim Collins

26

April 10

Vancouver Special by Charles Demers

27

April 12

Murder at the Academy Awards by Joan Rivers

28

April 18

Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith

29

April 26

The essence of style: how the French invented high fashion, fine food, chic cafés, style, sophistica by Joan DeJean
Enormously enjoyable.

30

April 30

Beastly by Alex Flinn

31

May 3

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

32

May 5

How to Steal a Car by Pete Hautman

33

May 6

Post Grad by Emily Cassel

34

May 8

The Halo Effect by Phil Rosenzweig

35

May 9

Oprah by Kitty Kelley

36

May 13

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

37

May 14

Love Struck by Chantel Simmons

38

May 15

A Round-Heeled Woman by Jane Juska

39

May 15

My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

40

May 19

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

41

May 25

Pitch Like a Girl by Ronna Lichtenberg

42

May 29

You Know You Want It by Eric Daman

43

May 30

The Most Beautiful House In The World by Witold Rybczynski

44

June 2

My Two Polish Grandfathers by Witold Rybczynski

45

June 4

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

46

June 4

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

47

June 4

Distraction: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age by Maggie Jackson

48

June 5

The Outcast by Sadie Jones

49

June 9

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

50

June 13

The Corrosion of Character by Richard Sennett

51

June 14

The Culture of the New Capitalism by Richard Sennett

52

June 18

Taming the Tiger: the struggle to control technology by Witold Rybczynski

53

June 19

Waiting for the Weekend by Witold Rybczynski

54

June 21

Peony in Love by Lisa See
way better than I expected

55

June 24

Stardust by Neil Gaiman
not as good as I expected

56

June 26

Open by Andre Agassi
holy crap, so much better than I expected

57

June 27

Extras by Scott Westerfeld

58

June 27

The Oracle of Dating by Allison van Diepen

59

June 29

The Secret Countess by Eva Ibbotson
really wonderful actually

60

July 2

A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century by Witold Rybczynski
vibrant, compelling, and poetic, of course

61

July 3

I, Coriander by Sally Gardner

62

July 4

Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler

63

July 4

The Legend of Zoey by Candie Moonshower

64

July 4

Love Among the Chickens by P.G. Wodehouse

65

July 7

Home by Witold Rybczynski

66

July 9

A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke

67

July 10

City Life by Witold Rybczynski

68

July 11

The Genius Factory by David Plotz

69

July 14

What I Meant by Marie Lamba

70

July 19

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

71

July 24

Beige by Cecil Castellucci

72

July 27

The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa by Michael Kimmelman
really wonderful

73

August 2

Queen Camilla by Sue Townsend

74

August 2

Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture by Witold Rybczynski

75

August 2

The Guardian by Joyce Sweeney

76

August 3

Jinx by Meg Cabot

77

August 6

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

78

August 8

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler

79

August 8

My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
a clear and lovely memoir

80

August 10

Somebody Else’s Summer by Jean Little

81

August 10

The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson
Highly enjoyable. Eva Ibbotson's books are kind of Anne-of-Green-Gables-Jane-Austen romances, with lots of Eastern European settings instead of the traditional Paris/London stuff.

82

August 12

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

83

August 13

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Not bad!

84

August 14

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison

85

August 16

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
Really sharp. Felt like it could have been written yesterday.

86

August 19

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Twist, as Liz Lemon would say! Except with this book you say it about every three pages. Also, it's surprising how fresh this book feels, even though it's from 1930 and ridiculously famous.

87

August 24

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Devoured in a flash.

88

August 24

Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
Wow. Super twisty. You can't trust anyone in this book.

89

August 29

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
Delightful!

90

August 30

Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy by Ally Carter

91

August 31

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman
This one's mindblowing. Philosophical, melancholy, uplifting all at once.

92

September 1

Don’t Judge a Girl By Her Cover by Ally Carter

93

September 1

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
So awesome.

94

September 2

Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty
So awesome x 2.

95

September 5

Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty

96

September 7

Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty

97

September 8

Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty

98

September 8

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

99

September 11

The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler
Um. Whoa.

100

September 12

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

101

September 14

Airhead by Meg Cabot

102

September 14

Balance Is a Crock, Sleep Is for the Weak: An Indispensable Guide to Surviving Working Motherhood by Amy Eschliman & Leigh Oshirak
Really great commonsense guide to balancing work and kids. Recommended!

103

September 15

Runaway by Meg Cabot

104

September 15

Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

105

September 19

One Day by David Nicholls
Ehh.

106

September 25

Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne
Man, a LOT more stuff happens in the book than in the movie.

107

September 27

All We Know Of Heaven by Jacquelyn Mitchard

108

October 1

Actionable web analytics: using data to make smart business decisions by Jason Burby and Shane Atchison

109

October 3

The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich

110

October 4

Room by Emma Donoghue

111

October 6

The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick
Sooo... this makes me want to work with geniuses on a world-changing project.

112

October 19

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
This came as a "platinum edition" book, which at first seemed garish, but then seemed well earned.

113

October 24

Drive by Daniel H. Pink

114

October 25

Gunn’s Golden Rules by Tim Gunn with Ada Calhoun
Tim Gunn is a prince among men.

115

October 26

Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner
Generally pretty good. But weirdly enough, it would have seemed completely contemporary were it not for a reference to Anthony Edwards made mid-book---it instantly made me flip to the front to see the book was written in 2003 and republished in 2010. Not that this is a problem, of course: it just stood out.

116

October 29

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Reread: doesn't everyone read this in high school?

117

October 30

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Loved it.

118

October 31

Pretty Face by Mary Hogan

119

October 31

Literacy and Longing in L.A. by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack
Slight but rather compelling.

120

November 3

The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
Lovely.

121

November 4

Cum Laude by Cecily von Ziegesar
God! So putrid!

122

November 6

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Good!

123

November 9

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

124

November 11

Threads by Sophia Bennett
Good!

125

November 11

Zen and Xander Undone by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Good.

126

November 12

Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson
Lots of fun. Now where's book three?

127

November 13

A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson
Oh, so good! And sadly, RIP Eva Ibbotson, who died a couple of weeks ago.

128

November 14

A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson
Lovely.

129

November 25

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Pretty good!

130

November 28

The Elegant Solution by Matthew E. May

131

December 10

My Hollywood by Mona Simpson

132

December 15

Gimme Shelter by Mary Elizabeth Williams

133

December 24

13 Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

134