Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Top Ten Books of 2010

According to the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Jonathan Franzen's book Freedom heads the year's ten best books. Followed by:

The New Yorker Stories by Ann Beattie
Room by Emma Donoghue
Selected Stories by William Trevor
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Finishing The Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes by Stephen Sondheim
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

What about you? What were your favorite books of the year?


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Kirsten! I heard about this one and Franzen really is someone I need to read. Oh, to have TIME for a delicious BOOK!

Enjoy your day, Anita

Yolanda said...

I see I have another book lover also. I will be back for a visit. I love your music also. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

annechovie said...

I am ashamed to say that I do not think I have completed an entire book this year. Is that too much work or what? Have a great wknd. xx

Relyn said...

I haven't read a single one of these. Oh my.

Val in Paris said...

I'm late at responding to this but Freedom definitely has my vote. I loved it, even with all the hoopla surrounding Franzen. I also liked Egan's A Visit from the Good Squad, but it's not for everyone as the structure is quite different. I have read many of the New Yorker stories in the New Yorker, and I have Room on my list. Would love to read Cleopatra, but don't think I'll have time. Whew.