What books did you read in 2010?

December 30, 2010


What books did you read in 2010?

I didn’t read as much as I’d like to have (by a long way). But that happens most years. Far too much going on in my life! I expect you are the same. Which means when I invest time in a book it has to be really good.

When I was a teenager I would read every book I picked up from cover to cover, even if after a few pages I knew it sucked.

But I had more time back then and I was determined if I started something I would see it thru (an interesting life lesson is learning when giving up on something is actually the right course of action – took me a long time to learn how to make that judgement call – and I probably don’t always get that one right).

So this year the highlights of my reading have been:

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (genius sci-fi writer)

Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey (writes about California and you can tell he loves the place)

Survivors by Terry Nation (genius sci-fi writer, creator of the Daleks for Dr Who)

(I have also read a pretty good book for Oktober Books, but that has been an editing role and it isn’t due out until mid 2011, so I can’t really discuss… yet!)

If you have any literary highlights / must reads from the past year, please tell us about them:

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