Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Books: Good reads, 2010 ~ a personal list

These are some of my favourites of the books I read in 2010. What books have you enjoyed reading in recent times? Please feel free to share them as comments. Thanks.

1. Falling Up: Shel Silverstein

2.Poems: K G Subramanyam

3. I know why the caged bird sings: Maya Angelou

4.       Nine Lives: William Dalrymple

5.       A Short History of Tractors in Ukraine: Marine Lewyeka

6.       Framed: Frank Cottrell

7.       My feudal lord: Tehmina Durrani

8.       Broken Soup: Jenny Valentine

9.       Finding Violet Park: Jenny Valentine

10.   Kitchen Confidential: Anthony Bourdain

11.   A thousand splendid suns: Khaled Hosseini

12.   The Joy of Food: Various/ Virago

13.   Clean Break: Jacqueline Wilson

14.   The Thing Around Your Neck: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

15.   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Jeff Kinney

16.   Lizzie Zipmouth: Jacqueline Wilson

17.   Half of a Yellow Sun: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

18.   The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mohsin Hamid

19.   Baghdad Burning: Riverbend

20.   Return to the Marshes: Gavin Young

21.   The Ant Colony: Jenny Valentine

22.   Eating Woman, Telling Tales: Bulbul Sharma

23.   My Sainted Aunts: Bulbul Sharma

24.   Revolutionary Road: Richard Yates

25.   A Clear Blue Sky: anthology/ Puffin India

26.   The Comfort of Saturdays: Alexander McCall Smith

27.   The Lighthouse: P D James

28.   A Certain Justice: P D James

29.   Devices and Desires: P D James

30.   A Matter of Taste: edited by Nilanjana S. Roy

31.   An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: P D James

32.   Innocent Blood: P D James

33.   Like mother, like daughter: edited by Bel Mooney

34.   The Black Tower: P D James

35.   The Road: Cormack McCarthy

36.   The Murder Room: P D James

37.   Neti Neti: Anjum Hasan

38.   Corduroy Mansion: Alexander McCall Smith

39.   Friends, Freakouts and Very Secret Secrets: Karen McCombie

40.   A Dead Hand ~ a Crime in Calcutta: Paul Theroux

41.   A Girl and a River: Usha K R

42.   Under the Tuscan Sun: Frances Mayes

43.   Sahara Special: Esme Raji Codell

44.   Other Colours : Orhan Pamuk

45.   In the City by the Sea: Kamila Shamshie

46.   Adrian Mole ~ The Prostrate Years: Sue Townsend

47.   Away ~ the Indian Writer as an Expatriate: edited by Amitava Kumar

48.   The Unknown Errors of our Lives: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

49.   The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction: edited by Rakesh Khanna

50.   Electric Feather ~ the Tranquebar book of Indian Erotic Short Stories: edited by Ruchir Joshi

51.   ‘Tis: Frank McCourt

52.   Arranged Marriage: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

53.   Tamarind Mem: Anita Rau Badami

54.   The Grasshopper’s Run: Siddharta Sarma

55.   Anna’s Book: Fynn

56.   I touch the Earth, the Earth touches me: Hugh Prather

57.   Hetty Feather:  Jacqueline Wilson

58.   Bodily Harm: Margaret Atwood

59.   Eat Pray Love: Elizabeth Gilbert

60.   Samira and Samir: Siba Shakib

61.   The life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid: Bill Bryson

62.   The case of the Missing Servant: Tarquin Hall

63.   Ludmilla: Paul Gallico

64.   The Lonely: Paul Gallico

65.   Letter from New York: Helene Hanff

66.   Ant Egg Soup ~ the adventures of a Food Tourist in Laos: Natacha De Pont de Bie

67.   Eunuch Park: Palash Krishna Mehrotra

68.   Sun after Dark ~ Flights into the Foreign: Pico Iyer

69.   Next Door: Jahnavi Barua

70.   Luka and the Fire of Life: Salman Rushdie

71.   Boom: Mark Haddon

72.   The last daughter of Happiness: Geling Yan

73.   Around the World in 80 Dinners ~ the Ultimate Culinary Adventure: Cheryl  and Bill Jamison

74.   The geography of bliss: Eric Wiener

75.   Driving over Lemons ~ an optimist in Andalucia: Chris Stewart

76.   Room: Emma Donohue

77.   Ella Minnow Pea: Mark Dunn

78.   The case of the Man who Died Laughing: Tarquin Hall

79.   The Puffin Book of Stories for 7-year-olds: edited by Wendy Cooling

80.   Tales of a Female Nomad ~ Living at large in the World: Rita Golden Gelman

81.   The Wild Things: Dave Eggars

82.   Persepolis: Marjane Satrapi

83.   Chucking the Dragon: Mark Wilde

84.   Philomena Wonderpen is a very Naughty Teacher: Ian Bone

85.   Bella Tuscany ~ the Sweet Life in Italy: Frances Mayes

86.   Apricots in the Nile ~ a memoir with recipes: Colette Rossant

87.   Return to Paris: a memoir: Collette Rossant

88.   An American childhood: Annie Dillard

89.   The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga

90.   Totally Jacqueline Wilson annual

91.   A Crate of Stories for 8-year-olds: edited by Pat Thomson

92.   The Butterfly Lion: Michael Morpurgo

93.   In the Country of Deceit: Shashi Deshpande

94.   The Good Body: Eve Ensler

95.   Private Peaceful: Michael Morpurgo

96.   The amazing story of Adolphus Tips: Michael Morpurgo

97.   Adventure Stories for 7-year-olds: edited by Helen Paiba

98.   Stories for 8-year-olds: edited by Moira Butterfield/ Jan and Tony Payne

99.   Selected Stories: Nadine Gordimer

100.   Alone on a Wide Wide Sea: Michael Morpurgo

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