2010 reads

In speaking with a colleague this week, who was complaining about the impressive amount of reading that one of our job candidates had made it through in 2010, I realized that I hadn't figured out my past year's reading yet. The last few years I've made it through about 50 volumes annually, and I figured I'd managed about half that this year. Some distractions, anxieties, and weaknesses, though nothing out of the predictable range of such things: save your pity for the genuinely deserving.

Without further ado, in 2010 I read the following books, in the following order:
  1. Derrick Jensen & Stephanie McMillan, As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial
  2. David Gessner, Sick of Nature
  3. Robert Kaplan, The Nothing That Is: A Natural HIstory of Zero
  4. David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames
  5. Michael Chabon, Summerland
  6. Lilli Carré, Tales of Woodsman Pete
  7. rob mclennan, red earth
  8. Stanley Evans, Seaweed on the Street
  9. Martin Amis, The Information
  10. Greg Garrard, Ecocriticism
  11. J. Douglas Porteous, Environmental Aesthetics
  12. Melody Hessing, Up Chute Creek: An Okanagan Idyll
  13. Bill Bryson, Notes from a Small Island
  14. Frank Miller, The Dark Knight Returns
  15. David Orr, Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect
  16. Thomas Berry, The Great Work: Our Way into the Future
  17. Brian Brett, Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life
  18. Eugene Meese, A Magpie's Smile
  19. David Leach, Fatal Tide: When the Race of a Lifetime Goes Wrong
  20. Stephanie Meyer, Twilight
  21. Alexandra Morton & Billy Proctor, Heart of the Raincoast: A Life Story
  22. Thomas Wharton, Icefields
  23. Barbara Hurd, Entering the Stone: On Caves and Feeling Through the Dark
  24. Betty Lowman Carey, Bijaboji: North to Alaska by Oar
  25. Jeffrey E. Foss, Beyond Environmentalism: A Philosophy of Nature
  26. Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes
  27. Rick Bass, The Book of Yaak
  28. Timothy Morton, Ecology Without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics
  29. Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen's Union
  30. Karsten Heuer, Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd
  31. Mark Leiren-Young, The Green Chain
  32. David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp
  33. Bill Gaston, Mount Appetite
  34. Douglas Coupland, Girlfriend in a Coma
  35. Richard White, The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River
  36. Roderick Haig-Brown, Timber
  37. Stephen King, Under the Dome
  38. Ken Belford, Decompositions
Some of them I'd read before, but not many, and I hadn't reviewed any of them before. It was, though, a good reading year, and a more productive one than I thought it had been. Here's hoping that 2011 works out even better, for you as well as for me!


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