Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Top Ten Tuesdays- Best Books of 2010
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks edition is the best books of 2010. I read a lot of fluff this year so it was difficult to come up with my ten best but here they are:
1. The Help by Kathryn Sprocket- This book was amazing. It was all about civil rights in the United States.
2. Still Alice by Lisa Genova- This is now one of my favourite books and it is about a woman who gets diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers. It is haunting and amazingly written.
3. The Passage by Justin Cronin- I truely enjoy a good distopian novel and if you add in vampires/zombies it gets even better. I really liked this book and I'm looking forward to the rest of the books in this series.
4. House Rules by Jodi Picoult- This is a book about a boy who is autistic. He ends up getting himself involved in a murder and it becomes quite difficult to know if he did it or not. It was a great book and I work with children on the autism spectrum so I found it quite interesting.
5. Secret Daughter by Shlipi Somaya Gowda- This book is great and I am looking forward to re-reading it for my book club this year. It is about a woman who is forced to give up her daughter for adoption in India and a couple who are infertile and ends up adopting this child. The story jumps from past to present and is an amazing story.
6.Unearthly by Cynthia Hand- I got this as an advanced reader copy from NetGalley and my review will be posted soon for this.
7. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton- This book turned out to be an excellent mystery and kept me guessing right until the end. Morton has a great writing style and I look forward to reading more from her. The Distant Hours is a pick for my bookclub in October 2011 so I am looking forward to reading this.
8. Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster- This is a memoir about trying to get by in an economic crunch. I really liked the humour in this book.
9. White Tiger by Aravind Adiga- This is a really well written novel and I definitely recommend reading it. It deals with oppression and also deception and corruption. It is great.
10. The Given Day by Dennis Lehane- This is a historical fiction novel of America in the 1920s. It dealt a lot with forming police unions and also has some baseball in it. I really enjoyed this book.
Alright, well these are mine. What are yours?