2010 in Books Annotated

Transition by Iain M. Banks, photo by Paul Campbell

Here are the books that I read in 2010. During the first few months of 2010, I didn’t read much. I picked up some speed during the summer. I read a total of 44 books. Standout new novels of this year include Transition by Iain M. Banks, which surprised me a lot. That book was actually better than his Culture novel Surface Detail.

Other really good books include Zero History by William Gibson, which I truly enjoyed. It made me want to buy all of his old novels and read them again. I last read them when I was a teenager and I didn’t like them all that much.

In this list, you’ll find novels that I’ve read countless time, like House of Suns and Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds. His last book Terminal World was disappointing, as I pointed out earlier.

Compared to last year, I read a bit less (61 vs 44) but that’s understandable as I spent a few months reading nothing. This year, I want to read 100 books. That is not going to be easy, but it’s feasible.

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