Books Read in 2010

The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson

Sunshine, Robin McKinley
Bone Crossed, Patricia Briggs
‘Till We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis
The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
The Ten-Cent Plague,  David Hajdu
Bridge of Birds, Barry Hughart

3 thoughts on “Books Read in 2010”

  1. Here’s a recommendation, from something I saw on AP… Theo would approve!

    LONDON — A book charting the frontier between handicrafts and geometry on Friday won Britain’s quirkiest literary award, the Diagram Prize for year’s oddest book title.

    “Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes” by mathematician Daina Taimina beat runners-up “What Kind of Bean is This Chihuahua?” and “Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich.”

    Prize overseer Horace Bent said “the public proclivity towards non-Euclidian needlework” proved too strong for the competition.

  2. I had thought I’d remembered y’all were looking for interesting cat books, back when the last update of Cat Whisker Digest occurred… but I didn’t see a list when I popped over there, so these (late, unsolicited) recommendations may be wholly useless:

    Another Cat at the Door
    by C. W. Gusewelle
    Apparently, he’s been writing for the Kansas City Star (newspaper) since 1955, and had a column there for a number of years. This book is the 73 cat-related ones he’d written in that time (so you now know the length of the ‘chapters,’ and that it is strongly episodic.) It’s got some gorgeous moments, both happy and sad, and since it’s in chronological order there is still rather a feel of ‘unified book-ness.’ Small KS publisher, tho’, so it’s probably not a book you can borrow from the library to see if you’ll like it. (Alas, I am not selfless enough to offer up *my* copy, the gift of a Kansas-native friend.)

    The Cats’ House
    by Bob Walker
    purely for the copious pictures… his house has continuous walkways for the cats at nearly-ceiling height in (it looks like) every room. Oh, and it manages to match/enhance the decorating style of the house, too.

    meg d

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