July 13, 2010

Best Books of 2010

With summer reading in full swing, many readers are searching for the best books to put in their beach bags or their suitcases. Not sure what page to turn to next? Well, today Amazon is announcing its annual Best Books of 2010…So Far list. A helpful roadmap of the top books released in 2010 between January and June, this list features titles all hand-picked and debated upon by Amazon’s Book editors and represents their favorites in four categories: an overall Top 10, plus 10 books each in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young Readers. As Amazon’s managing editor of books Daphne Durham put it, this is “a list of books that transcend genre,” with selections to suit any type of literary appetite.

Top 10, listed alphabetically by author:

1. “The Passage" by Justin Cronin

2. “The Irresistible Henry House” by Lisa Grunwald

3. “Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory" by Peter Hessler

4. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson

5. “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” by Michael Lewis

6. “Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War” by Karl Marlantes

7. “The Imperfectionists” by Tom Rachman

8. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot

9. “Just Kids” by Patti Smith

10. “The Lonely Polygamist” by Brady Udall

Disclosure: I did not receive any form of compensation for this post. If you purchase a book using my Amazon link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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1 comment:

Autumn said...

I'm currently reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It's pretty interesting. Surprisingly easy read for such a scientific type book. It's amazing how one person can make such an impact on the entire world.