50 Books in a Year

In 2010 I vowed to read 50 books in a year. This is an ongoing list of the ones I’ve read so far, and the links to the post with my “reviews” and favourite quotes.


  1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  2. Iced by Karen Marie Moning
  3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  4. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce


  1. Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  2. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
  3. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
  4. A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
  5. A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
  6. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  7. Mathilda Savitch by Victor Lodato
  8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  9. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  10. The Magician King by Lev Grossman
  11. The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer
  12. Ru by Kim Thúy
  13. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  14. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  15. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
  16. Holding Still for as Long as Possible by Zoe Whittall
  17. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
  18. The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce
  19. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  20. Divergent by Veronica Roth


  1. The Smoke Thief by Shana Abé
  2. Bride of Lochbarr by Margaret Moore
  3. I Don’t Care About Your Band by Julie Klausner
  4. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  6. The Spell of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
  7. Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
  8. The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
  9. To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning
  10. The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
  11. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  12. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  13. Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  14. Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  15. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  16. Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  17. Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
  18. Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  19. Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  20. The Highlander’s Touch by Karen Marie Moning
  21. The Courage Consort by Michel Faber
  22. The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps by Michel Faber
  23. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  24. The Lion’s Lady by Julie Garwood
  25. The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes
  26. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  27. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
  28. For the Roses by Julie Garwood
  29. Embraced by Darkness by Keri Arthur
  30. Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
  31. Dangerous Games by Keri Arthur

And these are the ones I read from 2009-2010:

  1. Tempting Evil by Keri Arthur
  2. Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur
  3. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  4. Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur
  5. Aesop’s Fables
  6. Dream Country by Neil Gaiman
  7. The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman
  8. Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
  9. The Girls by Lori Lansens
  10. House Rules by Jodi Picoult
  11. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  12. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  13. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  14. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
  15. It All Changed in an Instant by Smith Magazine
  16. Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
  17. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
  18. Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
  19. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
  20. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  21. Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
  22. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
  23. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  24. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  25. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  26. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
  27. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
  28. Altogether Dead by Charlaine Harris
  29. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
  30. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
  31. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
  32. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bible! by Jonathan Goldstein
  33. The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath
  34. Lucky by Alice Sebold

And this is the list of the 33 I read the year before:

  1. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
  2. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
  3. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  4. Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  5. He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut by Jessica Valenti
  6. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  7. Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett
  8. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  9. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  10. My Summer of Amazing Luck by Miriam Toews
  11. Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult
  12. Second Glance by Jodi Picoult
  13. Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff
  14. Six Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak by Smith Magazine
  15. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  16. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  17. Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
  18. The Infinite Wisdom of Harriet Rose by Diana Janney
  19. The Fire Gospel by Michael Faber
  20. A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
  21. Not Quite What I Was Planning by Smith Magazine
  22. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  23. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  24. The Boys in the Trees by Mary Swan
  25. Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield
  26. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  27. Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella
  28. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  29. Lavinia by Ursula K. LeGuin
  30. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
  31. Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson
  32. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  33. The Gathering by Anne Enright


  • By Kristen, July 9, 2009 @ 10:07 pm

    You didn’t make the 50??? So close though! Best of luck this year! But didn’t you read another book this year too by Miriam Toews?? My summer of amazing luck??

  • By Hezabelle, July 9, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

    It’s there, Kristen. Number 10. :) And yes, I still have your copy! I’ll give it back to you sooooon.

  • By Lindsay, August 9, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

    Excellent idea! I think I might have to try something like that this year.

  • By Shaun, October 11, 2009 @ 4:46 pm

    You poor girl, youve missed so many good books from this list of people Ive never even heard of!
    Remind me to lend you some Ian Rankin and Irvine Welsh then send you off to scotland, you’ll look at the place SO differently

  • By Chandra, October 17, 2009 @ 7:31 pm

    wow! This would take a long time…are you going to be able to finish now that we have crazy masters work ahead of us??

  • By Fae, January 21, 2013 @ 12:18 am

    Didn’t you read all the other books in the dragon porn series, too…? You only have the first one listed!

  • By Hezabelle, January 21, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    I don’t think my 2011 list is complete. But I did only read the first 3.

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