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Best books read in 2010

In 2010, I read 220 books, or about four per week. Eight were audiobooks; two were graphic; 72 were nonfiction; three were volumes of short stories; three were volumes of essays. My mom was the only one who recommended more than one book I ended up reading last year - I can credit seven to her, mostly nonfiction. Twenty-four were gift copies from authors or publishers sent for review on my blog.

I read two books written in the nineteenth century, and three more from the first half of the twentieth century. I read one book published in the fifties, five from the sixties, four from the seventies, eight from the eighties, twenty-one from the nineties, four from 2000, four from 2001, two from 2002, four from 2003, five from 2004, five from 2005, four from 2006, 22 from 2007, fourteen from 2008, 63 from 2009, and 49 from 2010.

Ten best reads of the year:

1. Room, Emma Donoghue
2. Faithful Place, Tana French
3. Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King
4. Dope, Sara Gran
5. Rats Saw God, Rob Thomas
6. Girl in Translation, Jean Kwok
7. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
8. Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
9. The Wild Girls, Pat Murphy
10. Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, Portia de Rossi

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