The Reading List – 2010

So I promised vaguelyalive that I’d write up a list of books I’ve read this year. I’ll also add the list of books I plan to read in the near future. Based on the post in question I’ll follow a similar format, _except_ that for the books I’ve read so far, I do not have the start and end dates so I’ll just ignore that little omission (convenient of course. For me!) So I’ll make two lists in this post – A list of books I’ve finished reading with one line/word comments, date of start, date of end and genre of course (All nicely linked to Amazon with my affiliate id of course >:) ), A list of books I intend to read (which will be crossed out as I finish reading them) Currently Reading: So without further ado, the list of books I’ve finished reading this year:

The Lost Army By Valerio Massimo ManfrediGood, a little slow but quite nicely described. Elaborate descriptions of the setting, the places mentioned in the book Start Date: 08/04/2010 End Date: 11/04/2010 Genre: Historical (Greek)mythology(?)/Adventure/War
Unseen Academicals (Discworld Novel) By Terry PratchettStart Date: Unknown End Date: Unknown Genre: Satire, humor
Jingo (Discworld Novel) By Terry PratchettStart Date: Unknown End Date: Unknown Genre: Satire, humor
The Fifth Elephant (Discworld Novel) By Terry PratchettStart Date: Unknown End Date: Unknown
Sourcery (Discworld Novel) by Terry PratchettStart Date: Unknown End Date: Unknown Genre: Satire, humor
Interworld by Niel Gaiman and Michael ReavesStart Date: 18/05/2010 End Date: 19/05/2010 Genre: Satire, humor
Small Gods (Discworld Novel) By Terry PratchettStart Date: 23/05/2010 End Date: 26/05/2010 Genre: Satire, humor
White Tiger by Arvind AdigaStart Date: Unknown End Date: Unknown Genre: Parody, India, Humor

Other books I own and have read in the past:

  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman (2009)
  • Hyperion by Dan Simmons (1990)
  • The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons (1991)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (1963)
  • The Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett (1998)
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (1998)
  • Total Control by David Baldacci (1998)
  • A Prison Diary by FF 8282 (2002)
  • Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur (1996)
  • Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog by Jerome K. Jerome (2005)
  • Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin Popular Classics) by Oscar Wilde (1994)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1962)
  • Last Song of Dusk by SiddharthDhanvantShanghvi (2006)
  • Demons of Chitrakut (Ramayana S.) by Ashok Banker (2005)
  • King of Ayodhya (Ramayana) by Ashok Banker (2006)
  • Armies of Hanuman (Ramayana series) by Ashok K. Banker (2005)
  • Siege of Mithila (Ramayana S.) by Ashok Banker (2005)
  • Prince Of Ayodhya by Ashok K. Banker (2005)
  • Crescent Garden by Christopher Love, S (2007)
  • Face Lift by David Callinan (2006)
  • Seven Ancient Wonders (Jack West Junior 1) by Matthew Reilly (2006)
  • Johnny and the Bomb by Terry Pratchett (2004)
  • The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett (2000)
  • Feet of clay (Discworld novel) by Terry Pratchett (1997)
  • Monstrous Regiment (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett (2004)
  • Thud! (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett (2006)
  • Prelude to Foundation (Foundation Novels) by Isaac Asimov (1989)
  • Foundation (Foundation Novels) by Isaac Asimov (1991)
  • Foundation and Empire (Foundation Novels) by Isaac Asimov (1991)
  • Forward the Foundation (Foundation Novels) by Isaac Asimov (1994)
  • Second Foundation (Foundation Novels) by Isaac Asimov (1991)
  • Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov (1987)
  • Foundations Edge by Isaac Asimov (1994)
  • The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic & The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett (2008)
  • A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book by Frank Warren (2007)
  • InterWorld by Neil Gaiman (2007)

And with even lesser ado, the list of books that I own and plan to read in the near future (In no particular order):

  • Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer (2009)
  • The Argumentative Indian : Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity by Amartya Sen (2006)
  • The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons (1998)
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (1979)
  • Red Earth and Pouring Rain (Faber Fiction Classics) by Vikram Chandra (2001)
  • Hotel by Arthur Hailey (2000)
  • Don Quixote (Penguin Classics) by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra (2003)
  • MirrorMask by Neil Gaiman (2005)
  • Isaac Asimov’s science fiction treasury by Isaac Asimov (1980)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Tor Classics) by Jules Verne (1995)
  • THE GLASS PALACE by Amitav Ghosh (2000)
  • Lord of the Rings, the by J. R. R. Tolkien (1996)
  • Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country (Star Trek) by J.M. Dillard (1992)
  • Crossroad (Star Trek, Book 71) by Barbara Hambly (1994)
  • Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home by McIntyre (1986)
  • Crooked Little Vein: A Novel by Warren Ellis (2007)
  • The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps by Otto Penzler (2007)

And lastly, the books that I don’t own but plan to read in the near future:

  • The Grapes of Wrath By John Steinbeck
  • Smoke and Mirrors By Neil Gaiman
  • The Savage Detectives – Roberto Bolano
  • The Changeling By Kate Horseley
  • The Reader By Bernhard Schlink
  • The Book Theif by Markus Zusak
  • The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi


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  2. vaguelyalive May 30, 2010

    Dude, you seriously put in way more effort than I did, what with the pictures and all.

  3. AJ May 31, 2010

    It is actually quite easy.. Using Amazon to generate the code and just paste it.. I am actually planning to create a image-map of all the book covers of the books that I own and paste it somewhere :D

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  5. Varun June 2, 2010

    Some books I’ve read and liked.

    Frederick Forsyth – Avenger, The Afghan.

    Nicholas Sparks – A Walk To Remember, The Notebook.

    All the Dan Brown and Harry Potter series books :)

    • AJ June 2, 2010

      I loved Forsyth’s Fist of God. It remains, to this day, one of my favorite action-thrillers.

      I’ve read all the Harry Potters but only read the Da Vinci code by Dan Brown which I hate with a vengeance. I just don’t read Dan Brown period :D

      Nicholas Sparks, I’ve heard of but never read unfortunately. Perhaps in the near future :)