Nayad Monroe (nayad) wrote,
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Best Books I Read in 2010

Goal Achieved: 50+ Books Read in 2010! When I was a teenager with hardly any responsibilities, I probably read a couple hundred books each year, but these days--with the three children, writing, slush-reading, and all--it's a major achievement to read fifty-one books in a year, so I'm proud. I may even squeeze in a fifty-second by the end. Or I may rest my eyes a bit.

I won't post the whole list, but here are my favorites (entirely subjective, not in any special order, and not guaranteed to have been published in 2010):

Novels:
The Shadow Year - Jeffrey Ford
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
The Wind-Up Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi
Blackout/All Clear - Connie Willis
Pandemonium - Daryl Gregory
The Passage - Justin Cronin
The City & the City - China Miéville
The Stepford Wives - Ira Levin

Collections:
The Empire of Ice Cream - Jeffrey Ford
Magic for Beginners - Kelly Link
Leviathan Wept and Other Stories - Daniel Abraham
The Poison Eaters - Holly Black

Anthologies:
The Best Horror of the Year - Ellen Datlow, ed.
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy - ed. William Schafer
Clockwork Phoenix - Mike Allen, ed.

Nonfiction:
Gang Leader for a Day - Sudhir Venkatesh
How to Write Funny - John B. Kachuba, ed.
Manuscript Makeover - Elizabeth Lyon
Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
Storyteller - Kate Wilhelm
Accidental Genius - Mark Levy
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