2010 books

JANUARY

1.  Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan ~ by Jeanette Winter, 2009, children's (Afghanistan), 8/10
2.  Donut Days ~ by Lara Zielin, 2009, YA fiction, 8/10
3.  The Breadwinner ~ by Deborah Ellis, 2001, YA fiction (Afghanistan), 10/10
4.  Parvana's Journey ~ by Deborah Ellis, 2002, YA fiction, 9/10
5.  Mud City ~ by Deborah Ellis, 2003, YA fiction, 9/10
6.  Paula Bunyan ~ by Phyllis Root, 2009, children's, 7/10
7.  Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt ~ by Patricia C. McKissack, 2008, children's, 7/10
8.  The War Against Women ~ by Marilyn French, 1992, women's studies, 8/10
9.  The Gate to Women's Country ~ by Sheri S. Tepper, 1988, fiction, 8/10
10.  When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present ~ by Gail Collins, 2009, women's studies, 10/10
11.  Women's Rights ~ by Janet Stevenson, 1972, women's studies, 7/10
12.  The Report Card ~ by Andrew Clements, 2004, children's, 9/10
13.  Thank You, Amelia Bedelia ~ by Peggy Parish, 1964, children's, 7/10
14.  Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying ~ by Barbara Park, 1994, children's, 7/10
15.  Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream ~ by Tanya Lee Stone, 2008, YA history, 8/10
16.  A Room of One's Own ~ by Virginia Woolf, 1929, women's studies, 9/10
17.  Amanda/Miranda ~ by Richard Peck, 1980 and 1999, fiction, 9/10
18.  Remarkable Creatures ~ Tracy Chevalier, 2010, fiction, 9/10

FEBRUARY

19.  Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide ~ by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, 2009, women's studies, 8/10
20.  Falling Angels ~ by Tracy Chevalier, 2001, fiction, 7/10
21.  The Invisible Mountain ~ by Carolina de Robertis, 2009, fiction, 8/10
22.  Margaret Knight: Girl Inventor ~ by Marlene Targ Brill, 2001, children's, 9/10
23.  The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir ~ by Patricia Harman, 2008, memoir, 7/10
24.  Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving ~ by Laurie Halse Anderson, 2002, children's, 10/10
25.  Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea ~ Sy Montgomery, 2006, children's (New Guinea), 8/10
26.  Eve's Daughters: The Forbidden Heroism of Women ~ by Miriam F. Polster, 1992, psychology
27.  Father Melancholy's Daughter ~ by Gail Godwin, 1991, fiction
28.  Evensong ~ by Gail Godwin, 1999, fiction, 10/10

MARCH

29.  Beezus and Ramona ~ by Beverly Cleary, 1955, children's, 8/10
30.  Where the Mountain Meets the Moon ~ by Grace Lin, 2009, children's, 9/10
31.  Extracts from Adam's Diary: Translated from the original MS. ~ by Mark Twain, 1904, fiction, 8/10
32.  Eve's Diary: Translated from the original MS. ~ by Mark Twain, 1906, fiction, 8/10
33.  When You Reach Me ~ by Rebecca Stead, 2009, YA fiction
34.  The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew #1) ~ by Carolyn Keene, 1930 (1987 edition), YA fiction
35.  The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew) ~ by Carolyn Keene, 1930 (1959 edition), YA fiction
36.  Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution ~ by Laurie Halse Anderson, 2008, children's, 7/10
37.  Wait for Me ~ by An Na, 2006, YA fiction
38.  Olive Kitteridge ~ by Elizabeth Strout, 2008, fiction
39.  The Help ~ by Kathryn Stockett, 2009, fiction
40.  The American Heiress ~ by Dorothy Eden, 1980, fiction, 6/10
41.  The Wives of Henry Oades ~ by Johanna Moran, 2010, fiction
42.  Out of My Mind ~ by Sharon M. Draper, 2010, YA fiction, 9/10

APRIL

43.  The Glass Castle ~ by Jeannette Walls, 2005, memoir
44.  My Name is Phillis Wheatley: A Story of Slavery and Freedom ~ by Afua Cooper, 2009, historical fiction
45.  Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel ~ by Jeannette Walls, 2009, historical fiction
46.  Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith ~ by Deborah Heiligman, 2009, history, 9/10
47.  Robert's Snowflakes ~ by Grace Lin, 2005, children's
48.  Kite Flying ~ by Grace Lin, 2002, children's
49.  Fortune Cookie Fortunes ~ by Grace Lin, 2004, children's
50.  The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale ~ by Grace Lin, children's, 9/10
51.  Lissy's Friends ~ by Grace Lin, 2007, children's, 9/10
52.  Robert's Snow ~ by Grace Lin, 2004, children's
53.  Bringing in the New Year ~ by Grace Lin, 2008, children's
54.  The Ugly Vegetables ~ by Grace Lin, 1999, children's
55.  The Writing on My Forehead ~ by Nafisa Haji, 2009, fiction
56.  Change Baby ~ by June Spence, 2004, fiction
57.  Keeping Corner ~ by Kashmira Shath, 2007, fiction
58.  The Postmistress ~ by Sarah Blake, 2010, fiction
59.  House Rules ~ by Jodi Picoult, 2010, fiction, 10/10
60.  Trial by Journal ~ by Kate Klise, ill. by M. Sarah Klise, 2001, YA fiction, 6/10

MAY

61.  Full, Full, Full of Love ~ by Trish Cooke, 2003, children's, 10/10
62.  Bare Your Soul: The Thinking Girl's Guide to Enlightenment ~ edited by Angela Watrous, 2002, essays/women's studies
63.  Clone Codes ~ by Patricia C. McKissack, Fredrick McKissack, and John McKissack, 2010, YA fiction
64.  Chains ~ by Laurie Halse Anderson, 2008, YA fiction, 9/10
65.  Look Again ~ by Lisa Scottoline, 2009, fiction, 9/10
66.  I Am Nujood: Age 10 and Divorced ~ by Nujood Ali, 2010, memoir, 8/10
67.  How to Make Money with Your Garage Sale ~ by Ryan Petty, 1981, self-help
68.  The Smoke Jumper ~ by Nicholas Evans, 2001, fiction, "nah"
69.  Girls Will Be Girls ~ by Franklin Folger, 1963, cartoons
70.  The Cougar Club ~ by Susan McBride, 2010, fiction, "nah"

JUNE

71.  75 Years: A History of East Lake United Methodist Church, 1908-1983 ~ by Bonnie Setliffe Jacobs, 1983, history
72.  Shanghai Girls ~ by Lisa See, 2009, fiction, 7/10
73.  Every Last One ~ by Anna Quindlen, 2010, fiction, 8/10
74.  The Road Taken ~ by Rona Jaffe, 2000, fiction, 7/10
75.  Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Maya ~ by Leonard Everett Fisher, 1999, children's history
76.  Daughter of God ~ by Lewis Perdue, 2000, fiction, "nah"
77.  Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change ~ by Elizabeth Kolbert, 2006, NF, 9/10

JULY

78.  The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ ~ by Philip Pullman, 2010, fiction, "nah"
79.  Two Rivers ~ by T. Greenwood, 2009, fiction, 7/10
80.  The Gnostic Gospels ~ by Elaine Pagels, 1979, religion, 10/10
81.  Summer's End ~ by Audrey Couloumbis, 2005, YA fiction, 8/10
82.  Wintergirls ~ by Laurie Halse Anderson, 2009, YA fiction
83.  The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity ~ by Jeffrey J. Butz, 2005, religion
84.  Ice ~ by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 1995, YA fiction
85.  Multiple Choice ~ by Claire Cook, 2004, fiction
86.  Wildwood ~ by Drusilla Campbell, 2003, fiction, 10/10

AUGUST

87.  The Patron Saint of Liars ~ by Ann Patchett, 1992, fiction
88.  Summer People ~ by Brian Groh, 2007, fiction
89.  Day After Night ~ by Anita Diamant, 2009, fiction
90.  The Day After Tomorrow ~ by Whitley Strieber, 2004, fiction, 8/10
91.  Four Souls ~ by Louise Erdrich, 2004, fiction, 7/10
92.  The Secret Supper ~ by Javier Sierra, 2004, fiction
93.  The Range Eternal ~ by Louise Erdrich, 2002, children's
94.  Grandmother's Pigeon ~ by Louise Erdrich, 1996, children's
95.  The Birchbark House ~ by Louise Erdrich, 1999, YA fiction
96.  Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird ~ by Mary McDonagh Murphy, 2010, nonfiction, 7/10
97.  Seven Year Switch ~ by Claire Cook, 2010, fiction
98.  Secret Daughter ~ by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, 2010, fiction
99.  The Game of Silence ~ by Louise Erdrich, 2005, YA fiction

OCTOBER

100.  Wild Card Quilt ~ by Janisse Ray, 2003, memoir
101.  Dream When You're Feeling Blue ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 2007, fiction, 6/10
102.  Sophomore Switch ~ by Abby McDonald, 2009, YA fiction, 8/10
103.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn ~ by Betty Smith, 1943, fiction
104.  Rain Is Not My Indian Name ~ by Cynthia Leitich Smith, 2001, YA fiction
105.  The History of Love ~ by Nicole Krauss, 2005, fiction
106.  The Sledding Hill ~ by Chris Crutcher, 2005, YA fiction

NOVEMBER

107.  Barefoot in Baghdad: A Story of Identity -- My Own and What It Means to Be a Woman in Chaos ~ by Manal M. Omar, 2010, memoir, 8/10
108.  The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives ~ by Lola Shoneyin, 2010, fiction, 8/10
109.  Mind's Eye ~ by Paul Fleischman, 1999, YA fiction, 10/10
110.  Hummingbirds ~ by Joshua Gaylord, 2009, fiction, 6/10
111.  The Housekeeper and the Professor ~ by Joko Ogawa, 2003 (2009 in English), fiction
112.  Princess Smartypants ~ by Babette Cole, 1986, children's, 8/10
113.  The Uncommon Reader ~ by Alan Bennett, 2007, fiction, 8/10
114.  The Paper Bag Princess ~ by Robert N. Munsch, 1980, children's, 9/10
115.  The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove ~ by Susan Gregg Gilmore, 2010, fiction

DECEMBER

116.  Putting Away Childish Things ~ by Marcus J. Borg, 2010, fiction, 9/10
117.  Page from a Tennessee Journal ~ by Francine Thomas Howard, 2010, fiction
118.  Sarah's Key ~ by Tatiana de Rosnay, 2007, fiction
119.  In the Company of Others ~ by Jan Karon, 2010, fiction
120.  The Jerusalem Scrolls ~ by Bodie and Brock Thoene, 2001, fiction, 6/10
121.  Islam: A Concise Introduction ~ by Huston Smith, 2001, religion, 9/10
122.  Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman ~ by Nuala O'Faolain, 2003, memoir
123.  This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women ~ edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, 2008, essays, 9/10
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