2010

Of 74 books in total, I read:
42 Fiction / 32 Non Fiction
36 Novels / 6 Short Story collections
16 Memoirs

By decade of initial publication:
1930s – 2
1940s – 1
1950s – 3
1960s – 1
1970s – 3
1980s – 11
1990s – 16
2000s – 37

By gender:
62 Men / 12 Women

By country of origin:
Canada – 20
US – 35
UK – 14
Other – 5

January
Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game: The Race for Empire in Central Asia (1990)
Martin Amis, The Information (1995)
Charlie Demers, Vancouver Special (2009)
John Richardson, My Father The Spy: An Investigative Memoir (2005)
Jason Cohen, Zamboni Rodeo: Chasing Hockey Dreams from Austin to Albuquerque (2001)
Nam Le, The Boat (2008)

February
John le Carre, The Tailor of Panama (1996)
Alex Abella, Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire (2008)
Joey Shithead, I, Shithead: A Life in Punk (2003)
Philip Resnick, The Politics of Resentment: British Columbia Regionalism and Canadian Unity (2000)
Barton Gellman, Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency (2008)
John Berger, And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief As Photos (1984)
John Updike, Rabbit, Run (1960)
Andrew Nikiforuk, Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s War Against Big Oil (2001)

March
Naomi Klein, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies (2000)
Don DeLillo, White Noise (1985)
Vincent Lam, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures (2005)
Rudy Wiebe, Sweeter Than All The World (2001)
Howard Norman, The Northern Lights (1987)

April
John le Carre, Single & Single (1999)
Paul Auster, The Book of Illusions (2002)
Joseph Heath & Andrew Potter, The Rebel Sell: Why The Culture Can’t Be Jammed (2004)

May
Jacob Slichter, So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful of Record Executive and Other True tales from a Drummer’s Life (2004)
Robert Kroetch, The Man From The Creeks (1998)
Douglas Coupland, Miss Wyoming (1999)
V.S. Naipaul, The Enigma Of Arrival (1987)

June
David Fromkin, A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East (1989)
Steven Heighton, Flight Paths of the Emperor (1992)
Stephen Amidon, Human Capital (2004)
Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis (2003)
Robert Sullivan, Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants (2004)
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho (1991)
Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You (2007)

July
Joseph Weisberg, An Ordinary Spy (2008)
Mark McKinnon, The New Cold War: Revolutions, Rigged Elections, and Pipeline Politics in the Former Soviet Union (2007)
Colin Thubron, The Lost Heart of Asia (1994)
Jenny Diski, Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America with Interruptions (2002)
Keith Maillard, Gloria (1999)
Neil Steinberg, Drunkard: A Hard-Drinking Life (2008)
Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved (2003)
Elizabeth Royte, Garbage Land: On The Secret Trail Of Trash (2005)

August
Tracy Kidder, The Soul of a New Machine, (1981)
Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr Ripley (1955)
Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky (1949)
Stefan Maechler, The Wilkomirski Affair: A Study in Biographical Truth (2000)
J.M. Coetzee, Youth (2002)
Joan Didion, Democracy (1984)
George Orwell, Burmese Days (1934)

September
Ann Patchett, Bel Canto (2001)
Ian Fleming, Casino Royale (1953)
Cliff Stoll, The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage (1989)
Nick Flynn, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2004)
Alice Munro, Who Do You Think You Are? (1978)
Jim Thompson, Savage Night (1953)
Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride (1993)

October
Russell Smith, How Insensitive (1994)
Lorna Jackson, Cold-Cocked: On Hockey (2007)
William Gibson, Pattern Recognition (2003)
Alan Furst, Night Soldiers (1988)
Russell Smith, Young Men (1999)
Paul Auster, Leviathan (1992)

November
Dean Wareham, Black Postcards: A Rock and Roll Romance (2008)
Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero (1985)
Vladimir Nabokov, Laughter In The Dark (1938)
Anthony Swofford, Jarhead: A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles (2003)
Simon Winchester, Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire (1985)
Matt Cohen, Elizabeth and After (1999)
Teri Hein, Atomic Farmgirl: Growing Up Right in the Wrong Place (2000)

December
Duff Wilson, Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret (2001)
Alvah Simon, North To The Night: A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic (1998)
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (2000)
J.M. Coetzee, Slow Man (2005)
John le Carre, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974)
John le Carre, The Honourable Schoolboy (1977)

The best books I read this year:
Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game: The Race for Empire in Central Asia (1990)
Martin Amis, The Information (1995)
Rudy Wiebe, Sweeter Than All The World (2001)
Paul Auster, The Book of Illusions (2002)
Joseph Heath & Andrew Potter, The Rebel Sell: Why The Culture Can’t Be Jammed (2004)
V.S. Naipaul, The Enigma Of Arrival (1987)
Keith Maillard, Gloria (1999)
Tracy Kidder, The Soul of a New Machine, (1981)
Stefan Maechler, The Wilkomirski Affair: A Study in Biographical Truth (2000)
Cliff Stoll, The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage (1989)
Lorna Jackson, Cold-Cocked: On Hockey (2007)
Alvah Simon, North To The Night: A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic (1998)
John le Carre, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974)

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