The Lame “My 10 Favorites of 2010” Post

December 31, 2010

This year has been a tough year for me.  Many changes were either implemented on decided on in many aspects of my and my family’s life.  I think that starting this blog has helped me stay a bit sane in an insane year.

Why end the year on a lame “top 10” list?
No reason, who the hell is going to read any meaningful (or not so meaningful) post on New Year’s Eve anyway?

These are the top 10 books I reviewed, not read or published this year.

Without further ado – my favorites of 2010 (in alphabetical order):

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese



Child 44 by Rob Tom Smith



Devil’s Garden by Ace Atkins


Kingdom Under Glass by Jay Kirk


A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka



Purge by Sofi Oksanen


The Secret History of the Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford


The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón



Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström


Washington – A Life by Ron Chernow

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12 Comments

  • Sam December 31, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I have been putting off reading “The Shadow of the Wind” for a while but seeing it in your top ten list has encouraged me to finally get around to it!

    • AmyHenry December 31, 2010 at 5:23 pm

      Great list! The Ace Atkins title has intrigued me, as has Child 44. I’m going to look for these. It’s not lame at all!

      Enjoy the new year!

      • zohar January 1, 2011 at 12:31 am

        Thanks Amy. I’ve read two Ace Atkins books and both of them were great.

  • Michelle @ The True Book Addict December 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I too want to read The Shadow of the Wind too. I’ve had it in my home library for a while now. See, Zohar, I’m reading your post. =O) Happy New Year!

    • zohar January 1, 2011 at 12:21 am

      LOL, and a happy new year to you too Michelle

  • Marie Kacerosky December 31, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Happy New Year! Here’s to hoping 2011 is a better year for us both. 🙂

  • Lisa Almeda Sumner December 31, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Zohar, I’ll read your New Year’s Eve post! It has been a rough year. Your post about your father was so moving, and I have to admit I shed a tear. I lost my Dad three years ago, and still miss him terribly. I hope 2011 will bring wonderful things and wonderful books to your life….Happy New Year.

    • zohar January 1, 2011 at 12:35 am

      Same to you Lisa.

  • Suzanne January 1, 2011 at 10:17 am

    A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True is also on my list of favorites for 2010. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms.Pasulka in the summer and have my copy signed. I can’t wait to read her next book.

    Happy New Year!

  • Coffee and a Book Chick January 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    The Shadow of the Wind is one of my favorites as well! Glad to see that you liked it!

  • Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) January 5, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I’ve read lots of good reviews of Cutting for Stone, so it’s good to hear it made your top 10 list. Happy new year, a bit late 🙂

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