Skip to content

What We’re Reading {December 17 2010}: Top Books of 2010

Creating a “best of” list is always a challenge. Especially when it comes to a “best of” list of books. I suspect that’s because what makes a book good is so personal to each of us, it’s very tough to compile a list that is universally liked. So, rather than a “best of” list, I thought I would create a list of the Top 5 books of 2010, selected from the Bookshare most downloaded, New York Times Best of 2010, and Amazon and Barnes & Noble customer favorites, in several categories: Fiction, Literature, Mystery and Thriller, Non-Fiction, Teens, Tweens, and Children. Warning: this is a long list! And your Top 5 might be missing! If they are, please tell us, what are your favorites of 2010?



Mystery and Thriller:






  1. Liz Halperin

    In my top 10s:

    Adult Literature: Room: A novel by Emma Donoghue , Little Bee: A novel by Chris Cleave, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

    Teen: House of Dead Maids by Clare Dunkle , Speak (Platinum Ed.) by Laure Halse Anderson,

  2. Allison Nastoff

    Cutting For Stone is definitely on my top 10 list as well. It was recommended to me a couple weeks ago by a friend at my college, and I just started reading it, but it is so beautifully written I can hardly put it down. I haven’t read or heard of any of the books on this list, but am always looking for reading suggestions, so thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *