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message 1: by Beth (new)

Beth | 137 comments A little over half of what I read is crime fiction. My top 5 reads in 2010 were:

To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis
Still Life, Louise Penny
Blood Hollow, William Kent Krueger
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
The Scent of Rain and Lightning, Nancy Pickard

What about you? What were your favorites?


message 3: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (thisoilfieldwife) | 134 comments My favorites this year were not all from this year, but I didn't read them until this year.

Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström
Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate
The Princess Bride S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman
Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon
Behind the Paint by Violent J


message 4: by Alisha Marie (new)

Alisha Marie (endlesswonderofreading) | 715 comments My favorites were:

Under the Banner of Heaven-Jon Krakauer
I Capture the Castle-Dodie Smith
The Red Tent-Anita Diamant
Horns-Joe Hill
To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee
Little Women-Louisa May Alcott
Hate List-Jennifer Brown
The Distant Hours-Kate Morton


message 5: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 102 comments Alisha wrote: "My favorites were:

Under the Banner of Heaven-Jon Krakauer
I Capture the Castle-Dodie Smith
The Red Tent-Anita Diamant
Horns-Joe Hill
[bo..."


I have been wanting to read [book:Under the Banner of Heaven|10847] for awhile now. I'm happy to know it was that good!


message 6: by Catie (new)

Catie (nematome) My favorites from last year (although most were not published last year) were:



The Color Purple
Never Let Me Go
Fahrenheit 451
The Likeness
Super Sad True Love Story
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Shogun
The Book Thief

I had a hard time shortening the list!


message 8: by Catie (new)

Catie (nematome) That's good news for me Lisa - I've got the new Maggie O'Farrell and Under Heaven both waiting for me.


message 10: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 437 comments I wish I could read Under Heaven for the first time again. It was an amazing read. One of Kay's best.

Catie wrote: "That's good news for me Lisa - I've got the new Maggie O'Farrell and Under Heaven both waiting for me."


message 11: by Catie (new)

Catie (nematome) That's great! It's definitely high on my TBR list.


message 12: by Emily (new)

Emily  O (readingwhilefemale) | 140 comments I think my best book of the year was The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt.

Other good books I read in 2010 include:
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (re-read)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelly (re-read)
1984 by George Orwell (re-read)
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
Cassandra Rising edited by Alice Laurence
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie


message 13: by ms.petra (new)

ms.petra (mspetra) | 1 comments Under the Banner of Heaven was EXCELLENT. Jon Krakauer has written some amazing books. check out Into the Wild and Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt Everest Disaster


message 15: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (thisoilfieldwife) | 134 comments Catie wrote: "My favorites from last year (although most were not published last year) were:



The Color Purple
Never Let Me Go
Fahrenheit 451
[book:The Likeness|1914..."


I loved The Color Purple.


message 16: by KHoopMan (new)

KHoopMan  (eliza_morgan) | 151 comments Some great books in 2010, here are my Top 5...

The Bell Jar
Jane Eyre
Hunger Games
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Guernsey Literary and Potatoe Peel Society


message 17: by Catie (new)

Catie (nematome) I love it too Suzanne (well, obviously) :)

I gave it to both my mom and brother for christmas, because I think that everyone should read it.

You've got some great ones there Eliza! Jane Eyre is what I always say is my favorite book (when pressured to do so) even though I have many.


message 19: by rebecca j (new)

rebecca j (technophobe) | 6029 comments mine would include:

The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier
The Hunger Games. (the series( - Suzanne Collins
Tairen Souls series (King of Sword and Sky) - CL Wilson
Night - Elie Wiesel
Magic series ( Magic's Pawn, Promise, Price) - Mercedes Lackey
Bloody Jack series - LA Meyer
Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
Spider's Bite series - Jennifer Estep
Gone - Michael Grant
Masques, and Wolfsbane - Patricia Briggs


message 20: by Think (new)

Think | 332 comments Probably the best thing I finished in 2010 was the complete Harry Potter series and I absolutely loved every book! Better late than never, I guess. :)


message 21: by Lianne (new)

Lianne (eclecticreading) - Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli's Mandolin
- Winifred Watson's Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
- Ildefonso Falcones’s Cathedral of the Sea
- Brandon Sanderson's Warbreaker
- Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
- C.S. Harris' St. Cyr mysteries =)
- Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated
- Tracey Chevalier's Girl With a Pearl Earring


message 22: by Erin (new)

Erin (erinlf) | 15 comments My favorites of 2010:

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
My Hollywood by Mona Simpson
The Irresistible Henry House: A Novel by Lisa Grunwald

All fiction. I didn't read a lot of great nonfiction last year, so I'm trying to make up for that in '11.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

So right about Freedom. Great writer.


message 24: by Angela (new)

Angela Sellers I know it's a little late in the year to post, but I always like talking about good books so here are my top 10 favorite books from this year (in no particular order):
10)The Oath
9)The Scarlet Pimpernel
8)The Grapes of Wrath
7)Skin
6)The Time Traveler's Wife
5)Rebecca
4)The Phantom of the Opera
3)The Hobbit
2)Prayers for Sale
1)The Lotus Eaters


message 26: by Choco (new)

Choco My favourites from 2010 are
Just Kids - non-fiction
The Poison Throne - YA
The Crowded Shadows - YA
The Rebel Prince - YA
Freedom - fiction
Room - fiction
When You Reach Me - YA

The year 2011 is looking good too!


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