I should start off by first saying I went through a m a j o r reading slump in 2010. I started numerous books and put them down halfway through, never to be picked up again (ahem, The Blind Assassin). I don't know what went on last year to make me not be able to get into anything-- all I can say is that I hope this year will be a different story (pun intended). I did manage to read (and finish) 4 books, all memoirs. On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood by Irmgard Hunt, My Lobotomy by Howard Dully, Cast Member Confidential: A Disneyfied Memoir by Chris Mitchell, and Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart (which I talked about here) and I just finished 700 Sundays by Billy Crystal yesterday, but I think I'll count that towards my books of 2011. I know what you're thinking, "what is this? a book list for ants?! it needs to be at least... three times this long."
I really enjoyed all of them and would definitely recommend them. I used to never read memoirs until one of my co-workers got me hooked on them (On Hilter's Mountain and My Lobotomy were actually borrowed from her) and now that's all I want to read.
I got wind of an uh-mazing after holiday sale going on at Barnes and Noble (like 80% off hardcovers uh-mazing) and I went a little crazy. I stocked up on reading material for the next year... or five. The majority being memoirs. This year I want to enroll in The School of Life and read true stories about people and places, maybe watch a documentary or ten. Listen to numerous hours of The Moth podcasts. Just educate myself. My new mantra this year will be "More reading, less Angry Birds." So far I think I'm off to a good start. Did you guys read anything great in 2010? Something I can maybe add to my ever-growing pile of books-to-read?