I couldn’t whittle it down to 10, so 11 it is. These were my favorite reading experiences of 2010 — books that I wanted to read RIGHT NOW while delaying everything else.
Thank you, Lori, for inspiring me to do this. I re-activated my long-ignored Goodreads account today and will try to keep track of my reading this year. I had a tough time remembering which books of 2010 were my favorites, so I’ve learned my lesson! Plus, I’ve read some wonderful books already in 2011 (one or two of which will end up on my 2011 list, I’m sure), which clouded my memories of last year’s reading. I’m feeling my age, people!
Okay, without further ado, here they are, my favorite reads of 2010:
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster (on audio)
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Room by Emma Donoghue
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Father of the Rain by Lily King
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Life by Keith Richards
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín