List of Reads from 2010 - those that came out this year and those we read this year
My girls from book club + our associated friends put together a list of our favorite books from 2010 - some were published from before this year but these are the ones we read (I only have read 1/3 - which means many recommendations ahead, yay!)....here they are:
Traveling with Pomegranates by Susan Monk Kidd and her daughter Ann: an excellent book about mothers and daughters
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris: Made me roar out loud laughing only in the way that David Sedaris has
Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman: It's relatively intelligent, literate, engaging and fun to follow the main character, Tess Monaghan, through circuitous adventures en route to solving at least one crime a book. (Just her name oughtta get ya.)
The Late Bloomer’s Revolution by Amy Cohen: hilarious memoir with David Sedaris-eque sarcasm about family relationships, dating, etc.
Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire: new take on Snow White & the seven dwarves
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett: great historical fiction murder mystery about a WW2 German spy
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery:. French novel with quite a good plot, an interesting look at differences of the social classes
Fool by Christopher Moore: It's a wickedly entertaining take on King Lear
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: about religion/spirituality and women
A Piece of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown: Though one of the most disturbing books I've ever read, it's a story I think about ALL the time. You'll love it if you loved James Frey's "A Million Pieces"
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher.
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by MaryAnn Shaffer
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Sister of my Heart by Chitra Dirakaruni
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahir
South of Border by Pat Conroy
The Lady in Red by Hallie Rubenhold
Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
Room by Emma Donoghue
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Last edited by kara; 01-15-2011 at 05:59 PM.