Books Read: 2010

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January, 2010
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
The Book of the Shepherd: The Story of One Simple Prayer, and How It Changed the World by Joann Davis
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs

February, 2010
American Pastoral by Philip Roth (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1998)
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
A Morbid Taste for Bones: The First Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at. Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery, The U. S. Exploring Expedition, 1838 – 1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
One Corpse Too Many: The Second Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters

March, 2010
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Saint Among Savages: The Life of St. Isaac Jogues by Francis Talbot
Monk’s Hood: The Third Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Annotated and Edited by David M. Shapard
St. Peter’s Fair: The Fourth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters

April, 2010
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal by Jared Diamond
The Leper of Saint Giles: The Fifth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters

May, 2010
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
The Virgin in the Ice: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
Blessed Be Jazz: The Story of My Life As a Clarinet-Playing Jesuit Priest in the French Quarter of New Orleans by Rev. Frank Coco, S.J.
The Sanctuary Sparrow: The Seventh Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Devil’s Novice: The Eighth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
Dead Man’s Ransom: The Ninth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L’Engle
The Pilgrim of Hate: The Tenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters

June, 2010
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
An Excellent Mystery: The Eleventh Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
The Raven in the Foregate: The Twelfth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel (Translated by Carol Christensen and Thomas Christensen)
The Rose Rent: The Thirteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory by John Casey
The Hermit of Eyton Forest: The Fourteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
The Confession of Brother Haluin: The Fifteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 Years by Philip Jenkins

July, 2010
The Heretic’s Apprentice: The Sixteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
The Hours by Michael Cunningham (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1999)
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer
Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See by Robert Kurson
The Potter’s Field: The Seventeenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist, Translated by Marlaine Delargy
The Summer of the Danes: The Eighteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
Awkward Family Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack

August, 2010
Kything: The Art of Spiritual Presence by Louis M. Savary and Patricia H. Berne
Sin: A History by Gary A. Anderson
The Holy Thief: The Nineteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
That Old Ace In The Hole by Annie Proulx
Brother Cadfael’s Penance: The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters
A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The Complete Miss Marple Short Stories by Agatha Christie
The Mystery of the Rosary: Marian Devotion and The Reinvention of Catholicism by Nathan D. Mitchell

September, 2010
When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
Great Tales of Terror & The Supernatural Edited by Herbert A. Wise and Phyllis Fraser
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
Portrait of a Marriage: Vita Sackville-West & Harold Nicolson by Nigel Nicolson
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson, Translated by Reg Keeland
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2000)

October, 2010
The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent

November, 2010
Conscience and the Common Good: Reclaiming the Space Between Person and State by Robert K. Vischer
The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre by H. P. Lovecraft, Introduction by Robert Bloch
I Have Landed: Splashes and Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
The Transition of H. P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness by H. P. Lovecraft, Introduction by Barbara Hambly
The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft: Dreams of Terror and Death by H. P. Lovecraft, Introduction by Neil Gaiman
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick

December, 2010
The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2011
The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A. J. Jacobs
The Bible: A Biography by Karen Armstrong

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