Monday, February 15, 2010

Pam’s Roundup for 2009 and 2010 plans

Here is my roundup for 2009 and my plans for 2010!  Links are to reviews on my blog.

  1. When Will There Be Good News?  by Kate Atkinson (CSM 2008, NYT 2008, PW 2008)
  2. The Likeness by Tana French (CSM 2008,  PW 2008)
  3. Serena  by Ron Rash (CSM 2008, PW 2008,)
  4. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (CSM 2008,  PW 2008)
  5. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa (2009 ALA, NYT 2008, PW 2008)

I didn’t actually read the last book, but I did read several other notable books that I didn’t have on my original list:

  1. No One Heard Her Scream by Jordan Dane (PW 2008)
  2. Outliers by Maclom Gladwell (PW 2008)
  3. What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman (PW 2007)
  4. Columbine by Dave Cullen (2010 ALA, NYT 2009, PW 2009)

This year, I have again settled on five, with the hope that I actually read many more than this. 

  1. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.  (Man Booker Prize, CSM Best Books 2009,  2010 Tournament of Books, and NYT Most Notable 2009)
  2. Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips. (CSM Best Books 2009,  NYT 2009 Notable Books,  2010 Tournament of Books, PW 2009 Best Books)
  3. Lit: A Memoir by Mary Karr.  (CSM Best Books 2009)
  4. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters.  (NYT Notable Books 2009,  2010 Tournament of Books,  PW 2009 Best Books)
  5. Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls.  (NYT Notable Books 2009, 2010 Tournament of Books)


Wendy said...

gm: I've deleted your comment because this has to be at least the third time you've left the exact same comment on other posts that simply mention the book Columbine. Please note - you are more than welcome to join in a dialogue with other readers about books on this site, but advertising or repeated "blurbs" will be treated like spam.

Dave Cullen said...

Pam, Thanks for including my book, Columbine.

I couldn't tell whether it was my book or "Unaccustomed Earth" that you had not read yet, but if you're still getting to Columbine, I hope it works for you.

The support is great. Thanks. (It's just now launching in an expanded paperback edition, and I'm a little nervous again.)