For the very first time, Library Journal, a popular book review magazine, has put together a list of ten fiction and nonfiction titles that stood out as the very best of books published this year so far representing a wide assortment of topics appropriate for a broad reading audience. What have been your favorite books of 2010?
A few book review editors involved in the process of selecting this list chronicled their deliberations on Twitter under the hash tag #bestbooks10. A more in-depth list, including bests in genre fiction and other popular subject areas such as poetry, graphic novels and biographies is scheduled to be published in the December issue of Library Journal.
The Top Ten Books of 2010 According to Library Journal:
- American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields by Rowan Jacobsen
- By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham
- Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
- How To Live, Or, a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell*
- Room by Emma Donoghue
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- The Passage by Justin Cronin
- The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
- Walker Evans: Decade by Decade by James Crump
* = Available via Prospector
Thanks for sharing. I got a couple new ideas for my reading list from this. Already read Freedom, quite good. I would add Bill Bryson's new At Home: A Short History of Private Life. It's fascinating and provides not only very cool history on how homes as they are now came to be but other weird stuff like how the term chair of the board links back to a time when there wasn't much furniture.
Also enjoyed You Lost Me There by Rosecrans Baldwin (or maybe I just like to say his name...)