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December 23, 2010  

End of year extravaganza! This week, Rebecca, Jenn and Josh talk gush about their favorite books of 2010.

Bookrageous Episode 10; Our Favorites of 2010

Intro Music; Oi to the World - No Doubt

What We’re Reading


[1:15] Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

[1:50] The History of Love by Nicole Krauss


[3:00] The Vikings by Robert Ferguson

[4:45] Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury


[6:05] The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier

[8:40] Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner

[9:35] Papertoy Monsters by Brian Castelforte and Brian Castleforte (also,

Break Music; Joy to the World - P4KO

Our Favorites of the Year A List in 5 Rounds

Round 1


[13:35] Mr Peanut by Adam Ross


[16:30] Skippy Dies by Paul Murray


[18:38] I Just Lately Started Buying Wings by Kim Dana Kupperman

Round 2


[19:50] Room by Emma Donoghue and The Passage by Justin Cronin


[21:55] A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan and Day For Night by Frederick Reiken


[25:35] The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow

Round 3


[27:00] Good Eggs by Phoebe Potts


[28:25] Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes and Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by J. Courtney Sullivan and Courtney E. Martin


[32:00] An Unfinished Score by Elise Blackwell

Round 4


[34:20] Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat and Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan Howard


[38:16] The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee


[41:25] The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw

Round 5


[43:22] Packing for Mars by Mary Roach and Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill


[46:00] The Heroine's Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore, Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky, and The Typist by Michael Knight


[51:20] A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu, The Tiger by John Vaillant, and Kraken by China Mieville

Other Great 2010 Lists

[56:20] Books on the Nightstand's snazzy Holiday Gift Guide

[57:55] Largehearted Boy's incredible Book List Aggregation

Find Us!

Bookrageous on Tumblr, Podbean, Twitter, Zazzle (for the Bookrageous 2011-2012 calendar)

Find Us Online: Josh, Rebecca, Jenn

Outro Music; Oi to the World - No Doubt

Happy Holidays!

December 9, 2010  

Bookrageous Episode 9; Book Lust

Intro Music; Just Lust - Buzzcocks

What We’re Reading


[1:25] The Vikings by Robert Ferguson


[4:00] Faithful Place by Tana French

[5:15] Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King


[6:15] Bone Sharps, Cowboys and Thunder Lizards by Jim Ottaviani


[8:00] My Best Friend is a Wookiee by Tony Pacitti

[8:25] Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie

[11:18] Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Collection by J Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr.

Break Music; Picture Book - The Kinks

Book Lust

[15:45] Ali's Cookbook Problem

[18:25] How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson

[19:20] Chronicle Books

[20:28] The Geometry of Pasta by Caz Hildebrand and Jacob Kenedy

[21:25] Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

[23:00] Ryan judges books (and other things) by their covers

[23:35] Chandler's Philip Marlowe series

[24:20] Antique Book Lust

[25:25] Yays and nays for dust jackets

[26:28] Legion of Superheroes: The Great Darkness Saga by Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen

[28:00] American Fantastic Tales

[29:00] Absolute Editions

[29:30] The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

[29:45] The Best of Foxtrot by Bill Amend

[30:00] Folio Society Editions

[31:40] The Art of the Novella

[32:45] The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen

[34:55] Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M.T. Anderson

[36:15] Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston

[37:50] The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

[40:00] The Essex County Trilogy by Jeff Lemire

[42:00] Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

[43:00] Machine of Death by David Malki et al

[45:50] Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead by Rick Meyerowitz

[46:30] The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn

[47:28] The Naked Pint by Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi

[48:00] A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

[48:20] NYRB Classics

[49:20] Chew: Omnivore Edition byRob Guillory and John Layman

[49:50] Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet Lee

[51:30] 75 Years of DC Comics, edited by Paul Levitz

[54:20] Captain America by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting

[54:45] The Bookrageous Calendar

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Find Us Online: Josh, Paul, Ryan, Ali

Outro Music; Just Lust - Buzzcocks