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Favorite Reads of 2010

This week on Wild Card Wednesday, I’ve decided to list the favorite books I read in 2010.  None of these books actually came out last year but that doesn’t matter.  All that matters is that I read ’em and I liked ’em.

In no particular order, here are my Five Favorite Reads of 2010 with a brief blurb about each:

Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
A heartbreaking story about what it means to be human, both melancholy and affecting. Read the book, then watch the movie.

The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
Sets the bar for mystery noir and detective novels. Rich and satisfying, both in the story and the prose.

Duma Key, Stephen King
King back to his tricks as a master of storytelling and supernatural chills. His best stand-alone novel since The Green Mile.

City of Thieves, David Benioff
Two unlikely comrades attempting to avoid execution during the siege of Leningrad. Wondrously funny and engaging from start to finish.

Skin Tight, Carl Hiaasen
A fun ride through the criminal world of Florida politics and plastic surgery, filled with great characters, social satire, and lots of laughs.

There you have it. That’s my list.  What were some of your favorite reads from 2010?

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5 Comments »

  1. Nice list!

    As far as 2010 goes I loved Skippy Dies by Paul Murray and The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman.

    I also enjoyed a little novel called Fated…. :)

    Comment by Aaron — February 2, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

  2. I actually wasn’t too fond of Never Let Me Go. It was a great idea, but not so great deliverance.

    Comment by Tori — February 2, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

  3. Other than Fated (which I LOVED)…

    Freedom – Jonathan Franzen, So Much For That – Lionel Shriver, Impatient With Desire – Gabrielle Burton, Learning to Die in Miami – Carlos Eire, Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage – Hazel Rowley.

    Comment by Christine — February 2, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

  4. I enjoyed PYGMY by Chuck palachuk, Fluke by christopher Moore, and ofcourse Breathers

    Comment by william — February 2, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

  5. Thanks for the feedback. Always fun to hear what others are reading and what you enjoyed.

    Comment by admin — February 3, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

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