Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

2010′s Reading Log

Adrian Tomine Shortcomings (2007)
Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Links (1923)
Alberto Manguel’s The Library at Night (2006)
Alison Pick’s The Sweet Edge (2005)
Andrea Levy’s Every Light in the House Burnin’ (1994)
Andrea Levy’s The Long Song (2010)
Andrew Kaufman’s The Waterproof Bible (2010)
Angela Carter’s Shadow Dance (1966)
Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knees (1996)
Anne Tyler’s Noah’s Compass (2009)
Anthony Trollope’s The Warden (1855)
Arnold Bennet’s Riceyman Steps (1923)
Aryn Kyle’s Boys and Girls Like You and Me (2010)
Attica Locke’s Black Water Rising (2009)
Austin Clarke’s More (2008)

Banana Yoshimoto’s Hardboiled and Hard Luck (1999)
Trans. from the Japanese by Michael Emmerich (2005)
Barbara Comyn’s The Vet’s Daughter (1959)
Barbara Kingsolver’s The Lacuna (2009)
Bohumil Hrabal’s Too Loud a Solitude (1976)
Translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim (1990)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897)

Cara Black’s Murder in Belleville (2000)
Carlos Maria Dominguez’s The House of Paper Illus. Peter Sis
Trans. from the Spanish, Nick Caistor
Christina Longford’s Making Conversation (1931)
Cicely Hamilton’s William: An Englishman Persephone No. 1 (1919)
Corey Redekop’s Shelf Monkey (2007)
Cynthia Flood’s The English Stories (2009)
Daphne DuMaurier’s The Birds and Other Stories (1952)
Daphne DuMaurier’s The Flight of the Falcon (1965)
David Bergen’s The Matter with Morris (2010)
David Stouck’s Ethel Wilson: A Biography (2003)
David Treur’s Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual (2006)
Desmond Pacey’s Ethel Wilson (1967)
Di Brandt’s So this is the world and here I am in it (2007)
Di Brandt’s Speaking of Power, Edited by Tanis MacDonald (2006)
Dionne Brand’s In Another Place, Not Here (1996)
Dionne Brands Ossuaries (2010)
Donez Xiques’ Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer (2005)
Dorothy Livesay’s Journey with My Selves: 1909-1963 (1991)
Dorothy West’s The Wedding (1995)
Doug Harris’ You comma Idiot (2010)
Douglas Coupland’s Generation X (1991)
Duff Cooper’s Operation Heartbreak (1950)

E.M. Forster’s The Longest Journey (1907)
Elizabeth Smart’s Autobiographies (1987)
Elizabeth Smart’s By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (1945)
Elizabeth Smart’s Necessary Secrets
Journals Volume I, Ed. Alice van Wart (1987)
Elizabeth Smart’s On the Side of the Angels
Journals Volume II, Ed. Alice van Wart (1994)
Elizabeth Vonarberg’s Reluctant Voyagers (1995)
Trans. from the French, Jane Brierley
Emma Donoghue’s Room (2010)
Elizabeth Waterston’s The Magic Island (2008)
Erin Blakemore’s The Heroine’s Bookshelf (2010)
Ethel Wilson’s Equations of Love (1952)
Ethel Wilson’s Hetty Dorval (1947)
Ethel Wilson’s The Innocent Traveller (1949)
Ethel Wilson’s Love and Salt Water (1956)
Ethel Wilson’s Mrs. Golightly and Other Stories (1961)
Ethel Wilson’s Stories, Essays and Letters (Ed. David Stouck, 1987)
Ethel Wilson’s Swamp Angel (1954)
Etty Hillesum’s An Interrupted Life (1941-43)

Giles Blunt’s Blackfly Season (2005)
Giles Blunt’s By the Time You Read This (2006)
Giles Blunt’s Crime Machine (2010)
Gina Ochsner’s The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight (2010)
Gustav Flaubert’s Madame Bovary (1857)

Hannah Crafts’ The Bondwoman’s Narrative (est. 1853-1861)
Heidi W. Durrow’s The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (2010)
Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms (1994)
Hiromi Goto’s The Kappa Child (2001)

James Wood’s How Fiction Works (2008)
Jane Gardam’s Going Into a Dark House (1994)
Jane Gardam’s The Queen of the Tambourine (1991)
Jane Urquhart’s L.M. Montgomery (2009)
Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel (1997)
Jean Auel’s The Clan of the Cave Bear (1980)
Jennifer Baszile’s The Black Girl Next Door (2009)
Jeremy Mercer’s Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co. (2005)
Joan Barfoot’s Abra (1978)
Joan Barfoot’s Dancing in the Dark (1982)
John Baxter’s Pound of Paper (2002)
John McNally’s After The Workshop (2010)
Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections (2001)
Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom (2010)
Joshua Ferris’ Then We Came to the End (2007)
Joshua Ferris’ The Unnamed (2009)
Juan Ramón Jiménez’s Platero and I (1914)
Trans. Eloïse Roach
Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days (1873)
Trans. Barbara Brister

Kathryn Stockett’s The Help (2009)
Kelley Armstrong’s Haunted (2005)
Keith Oatley’s The Case of Emily V. (1993)
Keith Oatley’s A Natural History (1998)
Keith Oatley’s Therefore Choose (2010)
Kim Echlin’s Elizabeth Smart: A Fugue on Women and Creativity (2004)
Kristjana Gunnars’ The Rose Garden (1996)
Kristjana Gunnars’ The Substance of Forgetting (1992)

L.M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle (1926)
Laila Lalami’s The Secret Son (2009)
Laura Lippman’s What the Dead Know (2007)
Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace (1865-67)
Lewis Buzbee’s The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop (2006)
Louise Doughty’s A Novel in a Year (2007)
Louise Penny’s Still Life (2005)

M.G. Vassanji’s The Book of Secrets (1993)
M.J. Hylands’ This is How (2009)
Margaret Atwood’s The Door (2007)
Margaret Atwood’s Negotiating with the Dead (2002)
Margaret Laurence’s A Jest of God (1966)
Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel (1964)
Marghanita Laski’s To Bed with Grand Music (1946)
Marina Endicott’s Good to a Fault (2008)
Marina Lewycka’s We Are All Made of Glue (2009)
Martha Baillie’s The Incident Report (2009)
Martha Ostenso’s Wild Geese (1925)
Mary McAlpine’s The Other Side of Silence (1988)
Mathilde Wolff-Monckeberg’s On the Other Side: Letters to My Children from Germany Persephone No. 75 (1979)
Matthew Battle’s The Library: An Unquiet History (2003)
Maureen Jennings’ Except the Dying (1997)
Michael Crummey’s Galore (2009)
Michael Cunningham’s A Home at the End of the World (1990)
Michael Cunningham’s By Nightfall (2010)
Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma (2006)
Michael Winter’s This All Happened: A Fictional Memoir (2000)
Mollie Panter-Downes’ Good Evening, Mrs. Craven (1939-1944)
Monica Dickens’ Mariana (1940)
Monique Roffey’s The White Woman on the Green Bicycle (2009)
Muriel Barbary’s Elegance of the Hedgehog (2006)
Trans. Alison Anderson, French  (2008)
Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat (1970)
Myra Goldberg’s Wickett’s Remedy (2005)

Nadifa Mohamed’s Black Mamba Boy (2010)
Nalo Hopkinson’s The New Moon’s Arms (2007)
Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts (1933)
Nicolas Dickner’s Nikolski (2005)
Trans. Lazer Lederhendler, French (2008)
Nicola Beauman’s A Very Great Profession (1983) Persephone No. 78
Nicole Brossard’s Fences in Breathing (2009)
Trans.  Susanne de Lotbiniere-Harwood, French (2007)
Ninni Holmqvist’s The Unit (2006)
Trans. Marlaine Delargy, Swedish (2008)
Noelle Broughton’s Margaret Laurence: A Gift of Grace (2006)
Norman Doidge’s The Brain That Changes Itself (2007)
Nu Nu Yi’s Smile as they Bow (2008)
Trans. Alfred Birnbaum and Thi Thi Aye (2008)

Pat Barker’s The Eye in the Door(1993)
Pat Barker’s The Ghost Road (1995)
Pat Barker’s Liza’s England (1986)
Pat Barker’s Regeneration (1991)
Pat Capponi’s The Corpse Will Keep (2008)
Paule Marshall’s Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959)
Peter Temple’s The Broken Shore (2005; 2008)

Raj Patel’s The Value of Nothing (2009)
Ray Robertson’s Moody Food (1992)
Ray Smith’s Century (1986)
Richard B. Wright’s Mr Shakespeare’s Bastard (2010)
Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead (12 volumes, 2005-2010)
Robert Rotenberg’s Old City Hall (2009)
Rosie Alison’s The Very Thought of You (2009)

Sadie Jones’ Small Wars (2009)
Sam Savage’s The Cry of the Sloth (2009)
Sam Savage’s Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife (2006)
Sara Gruen’s Ape House (2010)
Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger (2009)
Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall’s Ghosted (2010)
Sherman Alexie’s Indian Killer (1996)
Sherman Alexie’s Reservation Blues (1996)
Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian (2007)
Illus. Ellen Forney
Shyam Selvadurai’s Swimming in the Monsoon Sea (2005)
Steig Larsson’s The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2007)
Trans. Reg Keegland, Swedish (2009)
Susan Telfer’s The House Beneath (2009)
Suzette Mayr’s Venous Hum (2004)

Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891)
Vere Hodgson’s Few Eggs and No Oranges: 1940-45 (1999)

Wayson Choy’s The Jade Peony (1995)
Wendy Werris’ An Alphabetical Life: Living it Up in the World of Books (2006)
William Golding’s The Lord of the Flies (1954)
William Kotzwinkle’s The Bear Went Over the Mountain (1996)
Winifred Holtby’s Poor Caroline (1931)
Winifred Holtby’s South Riding (1936)
Witi Ihimaera’s The Whale Rider (1987)
Zora Neale Hurston’s Jonah’s Gourd Vine (1934)
Zoran Živković’s Impossible Encounters: A Mosaic Novel (2000)
Trans. from the Serbian, Alice Copple-Tošić (2008)

Kidlit

Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking (1945)
Trans. Florence Lamborn Illus. Louis S. Glanzman (1950)
Bonnie and Paul Zindel’s A Star for the Latecomer (1980)
Camille Yarbrough’s The Shimmershine Queens (1989)
Deborah Hautzig’s Hey Dollface (1978)
Diana Wynne Jones’ Charmed Life Chrestomanci Book 1 (1977)
Dick King-Smith’s The School Mouse Illus. Cynthia Fisher (1995)

Felice Holman’s Slake’s Limbo (1974)
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Little Princess (1904)
Hiromi Goto’s Half World (2009)
Hiromi Goto’s The Water of Possibility (2001)
Hope Larson’s Mercury (2010)
Janet Lunn’s The Root Cellar (1981)
Jean Little’s One to Grow On (1969)
Joan Aiken’s The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1963)
Joan Bauer’s Squashed (1992)
Joan Lowery Nixon’s The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore (1979)
Judy Blume’s Blubber (1974)
Julie Andrews Edwards’ Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles (1974)
Kenneth Oppel’s Silverwing (1997)

L. Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1902)
L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Ingleside (1939)
L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valley (1919)
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter (1940)
Lois Duncan’s Down a Dark Hall (1974)
Lois Duncan’s Five Were Missing (1972)
Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy (1964)
Lyn Cook’s Samantha’s Secret Room (1973)
Madeleine L’Engle’s Meet the Austins (1960)
Madeleine L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time (1962)
Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Running out of Time (1995)
Mary E. Lyons’ The Poison Place (1997)
Mary Stewart’s The Little Broomstick (1971)
Matthew Quick’s Sorta Like a Rock Star (2010)
Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy Tacy (1940)
Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy, Tacy and Tib (1941)
Mildred Taylor’s The Gold Cadillac (1980)
Neil Gaiman’s Odd and the Frost Giants (2009)
Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu’s The Shadow Speaker (2007)
Noel Streatfeild’s Ballet Shoes (1936)

P.K. Page’s The Old Woman and the Hen (2009)
Illus. Jim Westergard
Robert C. O’Brien’s Z for Zachariah (1975)
Sandra Scoppettone’s Happy Endings Are All Alike (1978)
Sara Ryan’s Empress of the World (2001)
Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins (1960)
Sheila Greenwald’s It All Began with Jane Eyre (1980)
Sonya Sones’ What My Mother Doesn’t Know (2001)
Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games (2008)
Suzanne Collins’ Catching Fire (2009)
Terry Griggs’ Cat’s Eye Corner (2000)
Virginia Hamilton’s The House of Dies Drear
Illus. Eros Keith (1968)

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