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Charlotte Ashley – Book seller, collector, writer, editor, historian

January 6, 2010

2010 Reading List

Though I don’t have a “theme” to my reading this year as I did last, I am still participating in John Mutford’s The Canadian Book Challenge 3 over at The Book Mine Set.  Canadian books are marked with an [*].


Wild Geese by Martha Ostenso [*]
Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto, tr. David R. Slavitt
Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott [*]
Hair Hat by Carrie Snyder [*]
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, tr. Grossman
Jade Peony by Wayson Choy [*]
Moody Food by Ray Robertson [*]
How Happy To Be by Katrina Onstad [*]
Generation X by Douglas Coupland [*]
Century by Ray Smith [*]
Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel [*]
Margaret de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas
Andrew Lang: A Critical Biography by Roger Lancelyn Green
The Forty-Five Guardsmen by Alexandre Dumas
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James de Mille [*]
The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke
The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Possession by A.S. Byatt
Breakwater House by Pascale Quiviger [*]
The Collector of Worlds by Iliya Troyanov
Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel [*]
A Study in Scarlet / The Valley of Fear by A. Conan Doyle
Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The Secret Life of Owen Skye by Alan Cumyn [*]
Drood by Dan Simmons
The Gladiators by Arthur Koestler
The Possessed by Elif Batuman
Stories ed. Neil Gaiman & Al Sarrantonio
Maps & Legends by Michael Chabon
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson [*]
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Red and the Black by Stendhal
Light Lifting by Alexander MacLeod [*]
The World More Full of Weeping by Robert J. Wiersema [*]
Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perroult by Angela Carter
The Price of a Bargain by Gordon Laird [*]
Truth & Bright Water by Thomas King [*]

Graphic Novels:

Order of the Stick Volume 4: Don’t Split the Party by Rich Burlew

Y the Last Man Vol. 1: Unmanned by Brian Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 2: Cycles by Brian Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 3: One Small Step by Brian Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 4: Safeword by Brian Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 5: Ring of Truth by Brian Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 6: Girl on Girl by Brian Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 7: Paper Dolls by Brian Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 8: Kimono Dragons by Brian Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 9: Motherland by Brian Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores by Brian Vaughan

Bone Vol. 1: Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith
Bone Vol. 2: The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith
Bone Vol. 3: Eyes of the Storm by Jeff Smith
Bone Vol. 4: The Dragonslayer by Jeff Smith
Bone Vol. 5: Rock Jaw by Jeff Smith
Bone Vol. 6: Old Man’s Cave by Jeff Smith
Bone Vol. 7: Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith
Bone Vol. 8: Treasure Hunters by Jeff Smith
Bone Vol. 9: Crown of Horns by Jeff Smith

The Rabble of Downtown Toronto by Jason Kiefer [*]
KENK: A Graphic Portrait by Richard Poplak, Alex Jansen, Jason Gilmore & Nick Marinkovich [*]
Quarter-Life Crisis by Evan Munday [*]
The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks [*]
Mercury by Hope Larsen
Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 2: Research by Tom Siddell
Drop-In by Dave Lapp [*]
Afrodisiac by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca
Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O’Malley [*]
Skim by Mariko & Jillian Tamaki(s) [*]
The Complete Essex County by Jeff Lemire [*]
Sword of my Mouth by Jim Munroe & Shannon Gerard [*]

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