If you’d like some last minute gift ideas, I’d like to recommend my top ten favorite books I read in 2010. It was very difficult to narrow the list to just ten. These are books that changed me, that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about, or that knocked me over with the sheer power of their literary finesse. The books on this list weren’t necessarily published this year but I read them this year, and they are in no particular order.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Children’s Book by A. S. Byatt
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Claude and Camille by Stephanie Cowell
If I Loved You I Would Tell You This by Robin Black
Devotion by Dani Shapiro
Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
I’m building my list of books to read in 2011, so please tell me the best books you’ve read this year.
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