Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Best Book List for 2010

          Best Book List for 2010

 20 people responded to the question, what is the best book you read in 2010?  Here are their answers.  Thanks to everyone who took time to respond and reflect on what you have read.  This creative endeavor wouldn’t be possible without your valuable input.

This year I have separated the list into two categories; adult and young adult.

If the book has a star by it, it means that the book has appeared on the list in previous years.


____The Hunger Game series by Suzanne Collins (3 votes)
____Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (2 votes)

 The books below all received one vote.
____Crank by Ellen Hopkins
____*Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
____How to Be Bad by Lauren Myracle
____Matched by Ally Condie
____Wake by Lisa McMann
____*Sold by Patricia McCormick
____The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
____Life, After by Sarah Darer Littman
____Red Queen by H.M. Brown
____*Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
____Across the Universe by Beth Revis
____Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
____Pretty Nice Girls by
____Deception by Lee Nichols
____The Boneshaker by Kate Milford

ADULT  (just a note that fiction and non-fiction are lumped together)

____Room by Emma Donoghue (3 votes)

The books below all received one vote.
____The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
____*Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
____The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
____Safe From the Sea by Peter Geye
____Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
____This is Where I Leave You by Johnathan Tropper
____Invisible Acts of Power by Carol Myss
____The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
____Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
____The End of Overeating by David Kessler
____Once a Runner by John Parker, Jr.
____Morning in Jenin by Susan Aluwhawa
____*A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini
____Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
____Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
____*The Help by Kathryn Stockett
____Simon’s Choice by Charlotte Castle
____Jane Slayre by Charlotte Bronte and Sheri Browning Erwin
____Art of War by Sun Tzu
____Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel
____Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
____White Woman on a Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
____A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
____Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom
____*Empire Falls by Richard Russo
____Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett
____The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
____Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
____The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
____Under the Dome by Stephen King
____Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
____True Grit by Charles Portis
____Essex County by Jeff Lemire
____Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
____How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
____*Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
____Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
____The Soloist by Steve Lopez
____Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
____The Unit by Ninni Holmquist
____At Home by Bill Bryson

Happy Reading!!

What is your favorite book from last year?
Is it on the list?

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