Books: The 2010 Round-up

Well, at the start of 2010, I resolved to read more. And I think I’ve done pretty damn well. Here, as we stand at the edge of the abyss, and the last dregs of 2010 filter away, I can happily say that I have read quite a few books this year.

It’s been tricky, too: throwing myself into a scientific discipline at the last minute (shut up, physicists: psychology so is a science. It has ology and everything) meant that I faced a lot of academic reading, in the form of text books and journal articles. But in between all of that, I have managed a grand total of 39 books this year – 23 non-fiction, and 16 fiction (where I’ve listed text books, that’s where I have actually read them, cover to cover). And this is what they were:

  1. 30.01.10 – Nicky Hayes – A First Course in Psychology (nf)
  2. 09.02.10 – Matt Ridley – Nature Via Nurture (nf)
  3. 01.03.10 – James Hogg – The Three Perils of Man (f)
  4. 07.03.10 – Adam Phillips – Monogamy (nf)
  5. 22.03.10 – John Marzillier & John Hall – What is clinical psychology? (nf)
  6. 24.03.10 – Aldous Huxley – Brave New World (f)
  7. 30.03.10 – Terry Pratchett – Nation (f)
  8. 22.04.10 – Walter J. Freeman – How Brains Make Up Their Minds (nf)
  9. 15.05.10 – G. K. Chesterton – Father Brown Stories (f)
  10. 19.05.10 – Russell L. Ackoff, Herbert J. Addison & Sally Bibb – Management f-Laws (nf)
  11. 20.05.10 – Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (f)
  12. 26.05.10 – Siri Hustvedt – The Shaking Woman or A History Of My Nerves (nf)
  13. 29.05.10 – Terry Pratchett – Thud! (f)
  14. 02.06.10 – Oliver Sacks – The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat (nf)
  15. 23.06.10 – Wilkie Collins – The Woman in White (f)
  16. 29.06.10 – Joseph Conrad – Heart Of Darkness (f)
  17. 02.07.10 – David Hume – On Suicide (nf)
  18. 05.07.10 – *Iain Banks – Complicity (f)
  19. 22.07.10 – Jonathan Weiner – Time, Love, Memory (nf)
  20. 26.07.10 – Christopher Fowler – Spanky (f)
  21. 14.08.10 – Robert Winston – Human Instinct (nf)
  22. 22.08.10 – Iain M. Banks – Consider Phlebas (f)
  23. 28.08.10 – American Psychological Association – Concise Rules of APA Style (nf)
  24. 08.09.10 – Andy Field & Graham Hole – How to Design and Report Experiments (nf)
  25. 13.09.10 – Nick Braisby (ed.) – Cognitive Psychology: A Methods Companion (nf)
  26. 20.09.10 – Ken Kesey – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (f)
  27. 07.10.10 – Steven Pinker – The Language Instinct (nf)
  28. 12.10.10 – *Paul Broks – Into The Silent Land (nf)
  29. 21.10.10 – Daniel Levitin – This Is Your Brain On Music (nf)
  30. 31.10.10 – Oliver Sacks – Musicophilia (nf)
  31. 07.11.10 – The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker (f)
  32. 10.11.10 – Alain de Botton – Status Anxiety (nf)
  33. 11.11.10 – Richard Bach – Jonathan Livingstone Seagull (f)
  34. 14.11.10 – Richard P. Feynman – The Meaning of it All (nf)
  35. 29.11.10 – *Andrew Solomon – The Noonday Demon (nf)
  36. 04.12.10 – Iain Banks – The Bridge (f)
  37. 26.12.10 – Axel Scheffler – How to Keep a Pet Squirrel (f)
  38. 27.12.10 – Dr Liz Miller – Mood Mapping (nf)
  39. 29.12.10 – Michael S. Gazzaniga – Nature’s Mind (nf)

And I’ve just started the first one for 2011. How about you? Did you chomp through some good reads this year? Which were your favourites? I’ve put an asterisk by my three absolute favourites this year, and massively recommend them.

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