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The Most of 2010

Ok, January is not over, and I don't think it's too late to talk about last year's books. 

I took the 100+ Book Challenge and read 101 books in 2010.

Most were Middle-Grade and Young Adult, since that's what I write. I read a little non-fiction, even some books for grown-ups. Most of the time I tried to pick the best of what's out there.

I mean, why waste the time if it's not great? Some of it wasn't. And sometimes I just read the shortest, because it was New Year's Eve and I was running out of time.

Here'sThe Mostof my year's reading.

*Note: Keep in mind these aren't books necessarily published this year, only read this year by me.

Beowulf. Reread this for my poetry novel. Still fascinating to me to be in that ancient world.

Most Important

* Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parent Need to Matter More Than Peers, by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate'.
     This isn't even fantasy and it still wins. This book has changed everything about …