Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Reads

I've read a total of 44 books this year ~{2010}~

It seems as though I have been been gaining several books per year. Maybe I'm picking up the pace. Perhaps I've discovered some awesome books and go through them faster. Whatever the case, I definitely had the opportunity to read some pretty well-written and intriguing stories.

All the books I've read are also listed on my Goodreads profile. Drop by and come connect with me on GOODREADS.

My buddies Charli and Robin have also a list of books read for 2010 as well. Come check them out.

Now let's take a look at my 2010 list of books. I'll start first with the writing books and then finish off with memoirs and fiction. In no particular order:

Fiction Books


 So tell me, which ones of these have you read? What did you think about them?
You can also find some reviews on my review blog HERE
                Feel free to add to the list.                                                     HAPPY NEW YEARS!!


Sheri Fredricks said...

I wish I could stand to read nonfiction the way you do. Without a hero to fall in love with and a heroine to cheer on, anything else drags for me. Great new look Mart! I love it.

Brenda said...

First, your site looks great! Well done, very classie.
Second, wow, you have read a lot of books--and some non-fiction. I'm with Mika, if there isn't a strong handsome, hunk of a hero to fall head over heals for, and a heroine that makes me jealous because she ends up with the hero and I secretly want him, then I find it hard to concentrate.

D'Ann said...

I'm with Sheri, Mart. Sorry, haven't read a thing on your list. But they sounds delicious.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much guys! I find reading writing books just as addicting as reading fiction--if it is a good writingh book that is:) I had a good mix with YA, writing books and Suspense looks like. Happy New Year!!

Sheri Fredricks said...

Brenda, I secretly want Mel. If not him, Kal will do.

D'Ann, I haven't read anything on Mart's list either, except for Save the Cat. But I like cowboys and westerns, horses, and more cowboys.

Jenna said...

I too am sadly lacking in non-fiction entries. Although I think reading about the craft of writing is a great idea. I need to revist Stephen King's On Writing. I love his work and the man certainly sells books (though I admit to a smile when he confesses he doesn't write romantic scenes between his characters well teehee).

Great look to your site. Love the pic of the woman on the sofa.

Brenda, if we're divvying up your vampires can I have Soren? I like his name!

Cheryl said...

I don't think we've read any of the same books this year, but I have the Donald Maass one in my TBR pile.

Happy New Year!


Charli Mac said...

Well, I posted about 40 books read that I rememberred but that's about right. I spent a huge chunk of the year writing. Some of the books I read where over 500 pages long.

I didn't list non-fiction cause I don't read it much. I am a fiction junkie!

Blog is beautiful lassie.

Zee Monodee said...

Sadly, I haven't read any on your list, Mart.

Your post made me go back to my GR shelf and I had the idea that 2010 was a year I read a lot of books... Turns out I read 73 books total (3 non-fiction in there, the rest is pretty much romance).

Karen Cioffi said...

It's interesting how different everyone is, I like nonfiction. And, you made me realize I don't keep up with my GR list.

Have a Great New Year!

Brenda said...

LOL, Sheri, sorry Mel told me he's happy and deeply in love, but he said if he hadn't met Breeana he would so go for you! He said you are just his type! Kal told me to let you know he's available and....hold on a sec, Kal's telling me something . . . No! I'm not going to tell her that. It's inapropriate!!!!
Sorry, Kal was being . . . well, Kal.
Jenna, Soren said he would love to take you out for . . . *gulp* dinner!

Martha Ramirez said...

Zee wow 73 books? That's great. Charli u too! And it's like you read double at 500 pages!
Thank you all for the compliments on the site. Appreciate it and all the comments. Jenna, yes I have Stephen King's On Writing too and need to reread.
Cheryl enjoy<Donald's wb. Very intense
Happy New Year to all!

Brenda said...

I use to be an avid reader of Stephen King novels, but I haven't read one in 2 years. I think in 2011 I'm going to get back into them.

Zee Monodee said...

I was astounded too, Mart! Lol

Most of the books I read on-screen, digital version. I read way, way faster on screen than in print. I also had my BlackBerry-type phone which supports pdf, so that helped me clock some reading when I least expected it too (waiting for kiddo to come out of school, for example).

I wanna try to beat the 100 mark for 2011. Crazy, innit? :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mart. Your site looks great! Great list of books read in 2010. I kept track of most of the books I read in 2010, but haven't gone back to count them.

This year I'm doing a 100+ reading Challenge. I blogged about it earlier this morning.

Happy New Year!

Cheryl said...

Checking out the new list, I see that I've also read Bird by Bird. It's a great book.


Martha Ramirez said...

Suzanne and Zee that is an awesome goal! yes, crazy but doable. Happy New Years! It's gonna be a fabulous one.

Trish said...

Wow, seriously impressed Martha.

I was thinking I didn't read hardly any books- but when I start listing them in my mind I shocked myself. lol

The BDB and Aidan's Midnight Breed series are over a dozen right there. So, I am going to do what you did and list all the books I read on my blog tomorrow.

Thanks for a great idea!

Martha Ramirez said...

Trish, just like they say keep your goals on paper you really forget what you've accomplished or trying to accomplish. Easy to do, isn;t it?

Anonymous said...

The books on writing list is excellent. I adore everything Don Maass 'teaches' us as writers. And I have read several of the others as well. I share an extensive non-fiction list with you...but shall have to check out your fiction authors as I must, somewhat sheepishly, admit to not having heard of a large number of them.

You DO seem to have some clear favorites on your list :)

Happy reading for the New Year!

Dianne G. Sagan said...

I've only read 1 book off of your list, Don Maass' Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook. I'm always looking for new authors to read. What fun to share your books on your blog. I usually keep a running list of books I read each year, but only kept a partial list in 2010 - about 25 books. Glad to see others do the same. Just started "Flight to Heaven" by Capt. Dale Black, a story of his surviving a plane crash. Happy reading everyone.