Favorite Books 2010

TITLE AUTHOR VOTES
13th Hour, The Richard Doetsch 1
90 Percent of the Game is Half Mental and Other Tales from the Edge of Baseball Fandom Emma Span 1
Air We Breathe, The Andrea Barrett 1
Alice I Have Been Melanie Benjamin 1
All Clear Connie Willis 2
American Prometheus: The Truimph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin 1
American Quilts, the Democratic Art, 1780-2007 Robert Shaw 1
And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris Alan Riding 1
Bad Book Affair, The: A Mobile Library Mystery Ian Sansom 1
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan 1
Bartimaeus trilogy Jonathan Stroud 1
Beatrice and Virgil Yann Martel 1
Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day Joel Osteen 1
Blackout Connie Willis 2
Blind Contessa’s New Machine, The Carey Wallace 1
Bliss and Other Short Stories Ted Gilley 1
Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer 1
Bricklayer, The Noah Boyd 1
Brodeck Philippe Claudel 1
Bury Your Dead Louise Penny 1
Burying Place, The Brian Freeman 1
Buzz Off Hannah Reed 1
C Tom McCarthy 1
Changes Jim Butcher 1
Chaos Walking trilogy Patrick Ness 2
Charlie St. Cloud Ben Sherwood 1
Children’s Book, The A.S. Byatt 2
Columbine Dave Cullen 2
Confederacy of Dunces, A (audio) read by Barrett Whitener John Kennedy Toole 2
Conspiracy of Kings, A Megan Whalen Turner 1
Counterfeiters, The Andre Gide 1
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Tom Franklin 2
Day the Falls Stood Still, The Cathy Marie Buchanan 1
Death of the Liberal Class, The Chris Hedges 1
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose Tony Hsieh 1
Diamond Ruby Joseph E Wallace 1
Double, The Fyodor Dostoevsky 1
Eat Pray Love Elizabeth Gilbert 1
Eat This, Not That David Zinczenko 1
Edge, The Jeffrey Deaver 1
Eighteen Minutes: The Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Independence Campaign Stephen L Moore 1
Elemental Assassin series Jennifer Estep 3
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn Alison Goodman 1
Faithful Place Tana French 1
Fire Kristin Cashore 1
Flora’s Very Windy Day Jeanne Birdsall 1
Foiled Jane Yolen 1
Forge Laurie Halse Anderson 1
Forgotten Garden, The Kate Morton 1
Freedom Jonathan Franzen 1
Galileo’s Dream Kim Stanley Robinson 1
Germany 1945: From War to Peace Richard Bessel 1
Ghostopolis Doug TenNapel 1
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson 1
Glass Castle, The Jeannette Walls 1
God of the Hive, The Laurie R. King 1
Grand Mosque of Paris, The: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust Karen Gray Ruelle 1
Graveyard Book, The Neil Gaiman 3
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows 1
Half Broke Horses Jeannette Wall 1
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn 2
Help, The Kathryn Stockett 6
Help, The (audio) read by Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and Cassandra Campbell Kathryn Stockett 2
Henry in Love Peter McCarty 1
Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why It Matters What Christians Believe Ben Quash and Michael Ward 1
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword Barry Deutsch 1
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford 1
Humboldt Current, The: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism Aaron Sachs 1
Hunger Games, The trilogy Suzanne Collins 3
Hush Eishes Chayil 1
I Shall Wear Midnight Terry Pratchett 1
I’d Know You Anywhere Laura Lippman 1
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Rebecca Skloot 5
Impossible Nancy Werlin 1
In the Sancturary of Outcasts Neil White 1
Ingo series Helen Dunmore 1
Instructions Neil Gaiman 1
Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture Adam S McHugh 1
Irredeemable: Volume 1 Mark Waid 1
Just Kids Patti Smith 3
Knots and Crosses Ian Rankin 1
Kushiel’s Legacy series Jacqueline Carey 1
Lacuna, The Barbara Kingsolver 1
Lark and Termite Jayne Anne Phillips 1
Last Orders Graham Swift 1
Last Reader, The David Toscana 1
Lesson Before Dying, A Ernest J. Gaines 1
Let the Great World Spin Colum McCann 1
Leviathan series Scott Westerfeld 1
Little Bee (audio) read by Anne Flosnik Chris Cleave 1
Little Giant of Aberdeen County, The Tiffany Baker 2
Little Stranger, The Sarah Waters 1
Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans T. R. Fehrenbach 1
Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, The Kelly O’Connor McNees 1
Magician’s Elephant, The Kate DiCamillo 1
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Helen Simonson 1
Man in the Dark Paul Auster 1
Mapping of Love and Death, The Jacqueline Winspear 1
Me Ricky Martin 1
Middlemarch George Eliot 1
Midnight Louie series Carole Nelson Douglas 1
Million Miles in a Thousand Years, A: What I Learned While Editing My Life Donald Miller 1
Mind’s Eye, The Oliver Sacks 1
Mistress of the Art of Death Ariana Franklin 1
Model Home Eric Puchner 1
Moonlight Mile Dennis Lehane 1
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World Tracy Kidder 1
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert C O’Brien 1
Murderous Procession, A Ariana Franklin 1
Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter Antonia Fraser 1
My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq Ariel Sabar 1
My Name is Mary Sutter Robin Oliveira 1
My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy Nora Titone 1
Nearest Exit, The Olen Steinhauer 1
Nemesis Philip Roth 1
Networked Nonprofit, The: Connecting With Social Media to Drive Change Beth Kanter and Allison Fine 1
Next Queen of Heaven, The Gregory Maguire 1
Nicholas II: Twilight of the Empire Dominic Lieven 1
Night Fairy, The Laura Amy Schlitz 1
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea Barbara Demick 1
Novel Bookstore, A Laurence Cosse 1
Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout 3
One Day David Nicholls 1
Peculiar Crimes Unit series Christopher Fowler 1
People of the Book Geraldine Brooks 2
Philena’s Friendship Quilt: A Quaker Farewell to Ohio Lynda Salter Chenoweth 1
Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics Graham Harman 1
Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box Madeleine Albright 1
Remarkable Creatures Tracy Chevalier 2
Roar, The Emma Clayton 1
Room Emma Donoghue 2
Salt Lake City 14th Ward Album Quilt, The: Stories of the Relief Society Women and Their Quilt Carol Holindrake Nielson 1
Sarah’s Key Tatiana de Rosnay 1
Scenic Route, The Binnie Kirshenbaum 1
Scent of Rain and Lightning, The Nancy Pickard 1
Shades of Grey Jasper Fforde 1
Shah and I, The: The Confidential Diary of Iran’s Royal Court, 1968-1977 Asadollah Alam 1
Ship Breaker Paolo Bacigalupi 1
Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till Simeon Wright 1
Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense N.T. Wright 1
Skippy Dies Paul Murray 1
Snakewoman of Little Egypt Robert Hellenga 1
Solar Ian McEwan 1
Solitude of Prime Numbers, The Paolo Giordano 1
Someone I Loved Anna Gavalda 1
Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, The: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures Anne Fadiman 1
Spirit Level, The: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett 1
Staggerford Jon Hassler 1
Still Alice Lisa Genova 3
Story of Edgar Sawtelle, The David Wroblewski 1
Strangest Man, The: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom Graham Farmelo 1
Strip Jack Ian Rankin 1
Strong Horse, The: Power, Politics and the Clash of Arab Civilzations Lee Smith 1
Super Sad True Love Story Gary Shteyngart 1
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman Richard P. Feynman 1
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Alan Bradley 2
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard Chip Heath and Dan Heath 1
Tallgrass Sandra Dallas 1
That Old Cape Magic Richard Russo 1
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original Robin D. G. Kelley 1
Thereby Hangs a Tail Spencer Quinn 1
Think of a Number John Verdon 1
Thirteenth Tale, The Diane Setterfield 2
This Body of Death Elizabeth George 1
Tiger, The: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival John Vaillant 2
Tinkers Paul Harding 1
Tunneling to the Center of the Earth Kevin Wilson 1
Tunnels trilogy Brian Williams and Roderick Gordon 1
Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens Andrew Beahrs 1
Unaccustomed Earth Jhumpa Lahiri 1
Unfinished Desires Gail Godwin 2
Unwind Neal Shusterman 1
Warmth of Other Suns, The: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson 2
Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag, The Alan Bradley 1
Welcome Grave, A Michael Koryta 1
What Happened to Anna K. Irina Reyn 1
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present Gail Collins 1
When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans Laura  Browder 1
Whiter than Snow Sandra Dallas 1
Wild Things, The Dave Eggers 1
Will Grayson, Will Grayson John Green and David Levithan 3
Winter Rose, The Jennifer Donnelly 1
Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel 2
Woods Runner Gary Paulsen 1
Yalta: The Price of Peace S.M. Plokhy 1
Year Before the Flood, The: A Story of New Orleans Ned Sublette 1
Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy — Until You’re 80 and Beyond Chris Crowley 1
Zeitoun Dave Eggers 1

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