2010 In Review – Books, Movies and Shows

2010 was another year filled with books and movies.  Below are incomplete lists that I read this year, since I did not keep an accurate count.


The book count seems lower than it really is.  I’ll do better next year, I promise.

  • The Lost City of Z
  • The Good Book
  • In Her Shoes
  • On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System
  • Bonjour Laziness: Why Hard Work Doesn’t Pay
  • The Martian Chronicles
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • The Towers of Midnight (WoT Book 13)
  • Marked for Death: Dying for the Story in the World’s Most Dangerous Places
  • Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem
  • Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America


  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Up in the Air
  • Shall We Dance?
  • Iron Man
  • Australia
  • Star Trek
  • Four Christmases
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • October Sky
  • Iron Man 2
  • Secreteriat
  • Outsourced
  • The Iron Giant
  • Monsoon Wedding

Live Shows

Per CB, this seemed to be enough to warrant its own category this year.

  • Flamenco – to get back in the spirit of Spain for an evening
  • The Foreigner – how often does the KKK make an appearance on stage?
  • Brad & Colin from the Whose Line Is It Anyway? show – just like the show, without Drew Carey
  • Memphis – One of the best musicals either of us had seen in awhile
  • Tchaikovsky @ the Mann Music Center – outdoors at the Mann in the summer, with fireworks
  • Fiddler on the Roof – Not a bad showing at the Walnut
  • Barenaked Ladies – Not the same as they once were
  • Pirates of Penzance – The Sydney Opera house
  • Jersey Boys – This was the only time I’ve ever seen the ushers actually throw someone out

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