Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Books of 2010

The year 2010 is almost over and judging by my tally, I've read 18 books. Not too shabby, but not on pace with what I did when I worked in New York. Here's the complete list:

Mind-blowingly Awesome:
A Drink Before the War, by Dennis Lehane
The Dawn Patrol, by Don Winslow

Good Reads:
Drama City, by George Pelecanos
Stalking the Angel, by Robert Crais
Darkness, Take My Hand, by Dennis Lehane
Expiration Date, by Duane Swierczynski
Secret Dead Men, by Duane Swierczynski
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
The Friends of Eddie Coyle, by George V. Higgins
Mortal Stakes, by Robert Parker
Trigger City, by Sean Chercover
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, by Don Miller
The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard

Could've been Better:
Road Dogs (It's Elmore Leonard, so it's still enjoyable).
Faceless Killers, by Henning Mankell
Firewall, by Henning Mankell
Thank You for Smoking, by Christopher Buckley

Not Recommended
The Cleaner, by Brett Battles

Looking over the list, there are 14 different authors represented; 10 of whom I'd never read before this year. I think that's a very good ratio.

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