Friday, December 31, 2010

My Top 10 Books Read in 2010

As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to reflect on the books I most enjoyed in 2010. These weren't necessarily published this year, but I read them all this year. I'm putting them in alphabetical order because I decided I can't really rank them from one to ten since they are such different genres and I liked them for different reasons.

So, without further adieu, here are my Top 10 Books Read in 2010, with links to my reviews:
  1. A Hundred Feet Over Hell by Jim Hooper ~ an amazingly realistic novel told from the perspective of men in the throes of the Vietnam War
  2. City of Dreams by William Martin ~ a fictional treasure hunt that spans the centuries from present day to colonial times
  3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson ~ the final book in a thrilling trilogy that, in my opinion, got better with each book
  4. The Girls: A Novel by Lori Lansens ~ a unique story that is presented as a memoir of conjoined twins
  5. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls ~ a true memoir of a woman who grew up in horrific conditions yet persevered
  6. Insignificant Moments by Jeremy Asher ~ a novel about the effects of all those seemingly insignificant moments in our lives
  7. The Last Christian by David Gregory ~ an intriguing novel about a future world in which Christianity is gone and technology rules human interaction
  8. One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash ~ a murder mystery told from the perspective of several different characters, each adding a bit more information about what really happened
  9. Patch by Mucheru Njaga ~ a novel based on real events about extreme bullying and one boy's determination to overcome it
  10. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper ~ a hysterically funny story of a dysfunctional family that is forced to spend an entire week together in their family home
I read an eclectic range of books, so I think there's probably something in my list for everyone, but most people wouldn't necessarily like all of them as much as I did. So take a look at my short descriptions, and then check out my reviews for the ones that interest you. If you decide to read any of these, I certainly hope you enjoy them as much as I did!


  1. You've a great list! I added some to my TBR. I am a Lori Lansens fan :)
    I like eclectic bloggers because I am one too !

    Happy New Year!

  2. What a great list. I have read 5 and have 4 and 10 on my TBR list.

    Here is mine if interested.

  3. Interesting list, Julie! I've read 3 of them, but the rest were new to me. I'll have to check some of them out. Still working on my best of list...



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