2010 was a weak year for me reading-wise. I read somewhere around 32 books and many of them were re-reads (at least 6, maybe more). So this year I'm going to be better about searching out good books and focusing on reading more and internet-ing less.
Toward this goal, I have already devoured one book -- Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl which won a ton of awards, including the Hugo and Nebula. It's a timely tale of the future as it could be if genetic alterations go awry. Really compelling reading which sucks you in.
Other books on my list for 2011:
- Little Bee by Chris Cleave (thoughtfully gifted to me by my niece -- and my current read)
- Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout -- picked this up and the used bookstore over the weekend
- Number9Dream by David Mitchell -- I've read several of his books now and loved them, so this is a no brainer. And I hear that it's a bit of an homage to Murakami -- of whom I am a fan.
- The City & The City by China Miéville -- a Hugo Winner.
- The Passage by Justin Cronin -- There has been lots of hype for this post-apocalyptic vampire novel and I'm curious to see if it's any good.
- Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart -- I want this to be good, but have low expectations.
I'm sure there are more on my list, but this is a pretty good start. Anyone have any suggestions for me?