Best Books of 2010

23 Dec

I read 83 books in 2010, less than usual, but that happens sometimes.

In honor of my spare year, I’m doing likewise with my round-up, because the cream really rose to the top.

Here are the highlights. Happy reading, and Happy New Year!

My favorite book of 2010:

The Boys of My Youth by Joann Beard

Honorable mentions for 2010, in no particular order:

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Petty Magic by Camille DeAngelis

Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Captain America, and the New Face of American War by Evan Wright

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Favorite character of the year?

Miranda from When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

(Links from book titles will bring you to purchase details through, which supports independent bookstores. I’m an IndieBound affiliate and could potentially receive a  small kickback from your purchase, but trust me, that never happens. You should support your community anyway. Links from author’s name will bring you to author’s websites, or the next best thing.)


3 Responses to “Best Books of 2010”

  1. Becky December 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    Great collection. Thanks! A friend of mine told me about The Immortal Life and said it was wonderful. I’ll add it to my library list… which I figure supporting the library is as good as supporting local. Yes?

    Happy Merry everything to you!

    • Sarah December 24, 2010 at 7:47 am #

      Of course! The library is the best possible choice! I could talk all day abt my passion for libraries! Exclamations!

  2. Fran January 1, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    Happy New Year! I’m taking note of your favs. I thoroughly enjoyed Petty Magic and trust your recommendations across the board. Er, I mean…”across the shelf”.

    The book links are giving me a Google documents permission error. I sent a request (did that go to you?).

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