My Books for 2010:

These are the books I plan to read in the next several months. Those bordered with red (as displayed in Opera and Firefox browsers) or black (somehow this is how it is displayed in Internet Explorer) have been read and reviewed and will later be replaced by a new book.

To view a larger image of a book, simply right click on it ย and choose “Open Image” on the menu that pops up.

His Majesty's Dragon by: Naomi Novik Throne of Jade by: Naomi Novik Black Powder War by: Naomi Novik Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik
Victory of Eagles by: Naomi Novik Tongues of Serpents by: Naomi Novik The Trudeau Vector by: Juris Jurjevics Disconnected by Nick Barham
Last of the Amazons by: Steven Pressfield The Constant Gardener by: John Le Carre Anansi Boys by: Neil Gaiman Mortal Hand by: Elizabeth Hand
Wolf Hall by: Hilary Mantel Son of a Witch by: Gregory Maguire The Touch by: Steve Altman Child 44 by: Tom Rob Smith
Set In Stone by: Linda Newbery Mitch Albom The Reincarnationist by: M.J. Rose Death of A Red Heroine by: Xiaolong Qui
The Crimson Petal and The White by: Michel Faber Body of Knowledge by: Carol Dawson The Robe by: Lloyd C. Douglas Richard Preston
Gary Jennings Jared Diamond The Thirteenth Tale by: Diane Setterfield
October Horse by: Colleen McCullough Antony & Cleopatra by: Colleen McCullough Little Lady Agency by: Hester Browne Eaters of the Dead by: Michael Crichton
The Lightning Thief by: Rick Riordan Sea Of Monsters by: Rick Riordan Titan's Curse by: Rick Riordan Battle of the Labyrinth by: Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian by: Rick Riordan Hush, Hush by: Becca Fitzpatrick Pirate Latitudes by: Michael Crichton Chocolat by: Joanne Harris
The Book of Fate by: Brad Meltzer Vampirates by: Justin Somper She May Not Leave by : Fay Weldon

9 Responses to “On The Shelf”

  1. Elcorin Says:

    Great job. But not enought info. Where can i read more?


  2. Johanna Says:

    Thank you for the compliment! The above books are still books I haven’t read (hence no reviews yet), except for those bordered in red. For reviews on the red-bordered books, you may click on the “What I’ve Read” link on top of this page, and search via author, title, or year posted. Click on the blue links which will take you to the individual reviews.
    You may also browse my older reviews by clicking on the categories under “Genres” and on the months under “Reviews by the Month”, all of which is on the right-hand column.

  3. tadug Says:

    I haven’t read Memoirs of a Geisha yet, but have seen the movie. Could you please give a little comparison between the book and the movie when you,re done? Still contemplating on getting that book. Thanks!

    1. Johanna Says:

      Hi, Tadug! Unfortunately, I haven’t watched the movie. But you won’t be disappointed with book. It’s lovely!

  4. Patrick Says:

    Nice selection here. I’ve only read 2 of those (The Shack and For One More Day) and they’re both in my favorites.

  5. Honey Says:

    Great list, Jo! I’ve read Anansi Boys, Child 44, and The Thirteenth Tale, so far. Though I have to say I prefer Child 44 (because Gaiman didn’t seem at the top of his game for Anansi). And I’m with you on Wolf Hall. I just started it and it’s pretty interesting and doesn’t start out slowly, like other Booker winners I know.:)

    1. Johanna Says:

      HI, Honey! I’m looking forward to your review on Wolf Hall and Peter’s as well. I’m assuming you will post one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Peter Says:

    Hi, Jo! I see two of my all-time favorite books here: Michel Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White and Jared Diamond’s Collapse. I really, really enjoyed these books!

    The Crimson Petal and the White is a fun read, although it can get serious at times as well. I just love the character of Sugar. And, as I recall several years ago when I read it, I finished it in 3 days even though it was a doorstep. Yes, it’s that good!

    Regarding Collapse, it is indeed an eye-opening book. Diamond’s non-fiction is always well-researched, and this is very evident in Collapse. He also studies present civilization using the information he obtained regarding these non-existent societies. And I love how he interweaves sociology, anthropology, and hard science seamlessly.

    1. Johanna Says:

      I’m so glad this chunkster by Faber is a book you enjoyed, Peter. I was eyeing it dubiously but since it’s been forever in my TBR pile, I made it a point to include it in my list. Now, I’m more excited to read it.

      Glad to know Diamond’s book is another very good one. For one thing, it talks of why civilizations collapse and I do want to find out his theories on the subject.

      Thanks for making me more eager to read these books, Peter! ๐Ÿ™‚

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