Favorite Books of 2010
Which are your favorite books of the year?
Thanks to the Guardian U.K. for the inspiration behind this week's question (although of course it's "favourite" to them!) .
I'm currently reading 'Crush It!' and 'On the Origin of Species'. Both books relate to my website ifrog.us. iFrog.us a hobby site now, but I am hoping to really expand on it And make it a profitable business one day; and 'Crush It!' will definitely help in that department.
The Origin of Species is just a 'for fun' read, as I am really into science and biology.
Nov 29, 2010 12:50 pm
I just finished ROOM by Emma Donoghue. The story is told by a five-year-old boy. The story was so good I couldn't put the book down. I just had to finish it! I highly recommend it.
Nov 30, 2010 10:23 pm
I'm just reading Cross Fire by Alex Cross - suprisely fascinting book, can't get my hands of it until I'll finish this:)
Dec 1, 2010 10:38 am
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. It is the third in the Hunger Games series, all of which I consumed rather voraciously... while there are some flaws that I won't reveal, it was a satisfying (because it was unsettling) conclusion to the trilogy. Unfortunately I haven't had much time to read any other "current" books as I have quite a back log of older books to find time for.
Dec 1, 2010 5:21 pm
Dreamfever (from the Fever series) by Karen Marie Moning
Dec 1, 2010 8:24 pm
Anthropology of an American Girl by Hilary Thayer. The writing in this book is so beautiful.
Dec 4, 2010 9:10 pm
Ian McEwan's "Solar" was my favorite this year. Not everyone's cup of tea, I suppose; the antihero is so....well, antiheroic. But a very funny, beautifully crafted and engaging read.
Dec 6, 2010 2:22 pm
I have just finished "The Monk who Sold his Ferrari" by Robin S Sharma - very inspirational and full of common sense!
Dec 9, 2010 5:21 pm
Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross-a fascinating contemporary commentary on modern marriage wrapped in a murder mystery, most provocative!
Dec 10, 2010 7:30 am
Definately the Hunger Games (the first one) by Suzanne Collins. She describes everything so well and has inspired me to write my version of the Hunger Games. Maybe that's not such a good things since I'm killing all my friends off...
Dec 12, 2010 8:04 am
I read a lot of great book this year but the one that always stands out in my mind is "SLK-Serial Killer," the true crime novel by Ed Coet. It's just a facina, captivating, and thrilling read all the way through it's 500+ pages. It's also unique. It's not like any other true crime novel. That's why once you've read it you can't stop thinking about it. It's the only book I read in years that I might want to read twice. It really is that good.
Dec 13, 2010 5:34 pm
Right now I'm reading Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter (by Antonia Fraser), and it's absolutely wonderful. Definitely a candidate for the best book I've read in 2010 (I suppose I'll need to finish it soon to make the deadline!)
Dec 13, 2010 10:01 pm
by susandanziger (admin)
The Long Ships, by Frans Gunnar Bengtsson, a well researched novel about the Vikings.
Dec 15, 2010 10:48 am
For the year 2010 it is a toss up between American Assassin by Vince Flynn and SLK-Serial Killer by Ed Coet. Both are just very intriguing in their own way. One is fiction the other true crime. Take your pick, they're both very god.
Dec 16, 2010 1:37 pm
My favourite book this year was Ken Follett's "World Without End" his sequel to "Pillars of the Earth" (my favourite book). I am fascinated by the medieval age and it gave me a time to live in the period as i traveled through Europe and lived in 'Kingsbridge' and followed the the events of its citizens and and Cathedral. The developed friendships made with the characters of Follett's medieval world.have joined favourite 'friends' I' ve gained from Dickens, Twain and Ellis Peters Brother Cadfael . Any book that gives friends i would like to have in real life or experiences that give room to develop my own understanding of life to me is what fiction is all about. All that and the pleasure of entering worlds of imagination that take me through the gamut of human emotions helping me know my actual world and myself just a little better while enjoying the experience..
Dec 19, 2010 1:14 pm
My favorite this year was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Dec 20, 2010 9:47 pm
"The Help" was my favorite book I read in 2010. Close behind were "The Ghost" by Robert Harris and "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo". Favorite book I read this year that was actually published in 2010 - "The Passage".
I have pretty wide literary tastes, but I enjoy historical fiction and mysteries the most.
Dec 23, 2010 12:58 pm
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson is a great book! A stiff-upper-lipped British Major finds out it's never too late to fall in love.
Dec 23, 2010 8:49 pm
I had several favorites this year. I read Tom Sawyer for the first time and thought it was wonderful. I can't believe I missed reading it when I was growing up. I also read two books for school that I thought were life changing and would recommend to anyone. The books were Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller and Free of Charge by Miroslav Volf. Amazing!
Dec 23, 2010 10:46 pm
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. An excellent book indeed!
Dec 24, 2010 5:26 pm
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson.
Wish all here a Happy New Year and a peaceful 2011!
Jan 3, 2011 6:26 pm
also reading Courage and Consequences by Karl Rove
Jan 3, 2011 8:56 pm
For nonfiction: Making Our Democracy Work-A Judge's View by Stephen Breyer. One of those books you think about long after you finish, a slow start but then very rewarding.
Jan 4, 2011 8:01 am
"Under The Dome" by Stephen King was a very good read. It left me thinking about what could happen. One of his best, I think. also "Wild Laws" by Jim Michael Hansen was one of my favorites too. His law book series are a must read, filled with action, and killers who will stop at nothing to get what they want, and detectives who will stop at nothing to get the killers.
Apr 11, 2011 5:42 pm