This time last year I produced a list of my favourite books of 2009 . I found the comments really useful for highlighting some fantastic books that has passed me by and so I thought I’d repeat the process this year. I’ll produce a post with my favourite reads of 2010 at the end of the year, but here is a list of my favourite books published in 2010.
…asks important questions about what makes us happy and the way we look after our children.
I will remember this book for the rest of my life.
The astonishing twists were reminiscent of Fingersmith and I am sure I will remember this book for a very long time.
Stone’s Fall – Iain Pears (2010 paperback)
It captured my heart from the very first sentence.
The Wilderness – Samantha Harvey (2010 paperback)
The writing was impressive, managing to make me laugh out loud as often as I found myself thinking deeply about our society.
Generation A – Douglas Coupland (2010 paperback)
I felt as though I was part of the story.
The Book of Negroes – Lawrence Hill (2010 Paperback)
I could spend hours discussing it.
…it added a whole new dimension to the typical crime novel.
The City & The City – China Miéville (2010 paperback)
This book works on so many levels…
…it is rich in period detail and the plot is gripping throughout.
….an amusing, insightful and ultimately uplifting tale.
If you have any interest in child birth then this is the book for you.
…one of the most original books I’ve ever read.
Note: Several of the books were published in hardback in 2009, but in paperback in 2010. I was torn about what to do about these books as I read half of them in 2009 and half in 2010. In the end I decided to include them all and have made a note beside the title.
Other books that I have heard wonderful things about, but haven’t managed to read yet:
Which is your favourite book published in 2010?
Are there any 2010 releases that you think I should squeeze in before the end of the year?