The Reading List, 2010

2010 was the year that started it all.  My original goal was to read 30 books, but I quickly realized that was too easy.  I then upped the challenge to 50.  In a moment of hubris sometime around finishing my twentieth book, I decided that 100 was a more worthy goal.  I set a new personal best for books in a year (63) despite falling far short of my target.  I will do better in 2011!

Check out my Top 10 Books (Part 1 and Part 2) and Honorable Mention Books of 2010 at Surf Waco.

  1. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. III by Edward Gibbon, January 6
  2. Pet Sematary by Stephen King, January 9
  3. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. IV by Edward Gibbon, January 20
  4. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, January 21
  5. King Lear by William Shakespeare, January 24
  6. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. V by Edward Gibbon, February 5
  7. My Early Life by Winston S. Churchill, February 7
  8. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, February 17
  9. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. VI by Edward Gibbon, February 18
  10. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, February 18
  11. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. VII by Edward Gibbon, February 24
  12. Paradise Regained by John Milton, February 26
  13. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, March 1
  14. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, March 2
  15. Forever Odd by Dean Koontz, March 4
  16. Brother Odd by Dean Koontz, March 5
  17. Odd Hours by Dean Koontz, March 6
  18. 1776 by David McCullough, March 9
  19. Symposium by Plato, March 9
  20. Michelangelo and the Reinvention of the Human Body by James Hall, March 11
  21. Das Glasperlenspiel by Hermann Hesse, March 19
  22. Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway, March 21
  23. Moby Dick by Herman Melville, March 29
  24. Richard the Second by William Shakespeare, March 30
  25. Henry the Fourth, Part 1 by William Shakespeare, March 30
  26. Henry the Fourth, Part 2 by William Shakespeare, April 7
  27. Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare, April 12
  28. Ab Urbe Condita, Books I-V by Livy, April 20
  29. Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton, April 30
  30. Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche, May 5
  31. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster, May 7
  32. On Free Choice of the Will by Saint Augustine, May 11
  33. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, May 12
  34. The Stranger by Albert Camus, May 14
  35. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, May 15
  36. When in Doubt, Mumble by James H. Boren, May 18
  37. Confessions by Saint Augustine, May 30
  38. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, June 1
  39. Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse, June 26
  40. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence, July 14
  41. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane, July 25
  42. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm by Winston S. Churchill, August 28
  43. Gym Candy by Carl Deuker, August 28
  44. Demian by Hermann Hesse, August 30
  45. Eschatos by Bunyan Davis, September 4
  46. The Journey to the East by Hermann Hesse, September 4
  47. Cromwell’s Place in History by Samuel Rawson Gardiner, September 7
  48. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, September 7
  49. I, Claudius by Robert Graves, September 21
  50. Claudius the God by Robert Graves, October 2
  51. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, October 2
  52. A Day in the Life by Mark Hertsgaard, October 7
  53. Apology  by Plato, October 9
  54. Crito by Plato, October 10
  55. Lesser Hippias by Plato, October 10
  56. 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, October 18
  57. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, October 22
  58. Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts by Jean Jacques Rousseau, October 25
  59. Discourse on Political Economy by Jean Jacques Rousseau, October 30
  60. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, November 1
  61. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, November 3
  62. The Enchiridion by Epictetus, November 9
  63. The Roman Revolution by Ronald Syme, December 12

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