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Best Books of 2010

Compilation of 2010 Best Books Lists by Book - Fiction (updated may 1 2011)
Compilation of 2010 Best Books Lists by Book - Nonfiction (updated mar 15 2011)

04/18/2011: A Visit from the Goon Squad Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction | Finalists
03/10/2011: A Visit from the Goon Squad Wins the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
03/02/2011: 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists
02/22/2011: 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize
01/22/2011: 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists for Fiction | Nonfiction
01/09/2011: 2011 ALA Notable Fiction Books | Nonfiction
12/09/2010: TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books of 2010 | Nonfiction Top 10
12/08/2010: New Yorker Reviewers' Favorites from 2010
12/05/2010: Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2010
12/02/2010: Economist Books of the Year
12/01/2010: The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2010 Fiction | Nonfiction
11/08/2010: Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2010
11/04/2010: Amazon.com Best Books of 2010
10/13/2010: 2010 National Book Award for Fiction Finalists | Nonfiction Finalists
09/07/2010: 2010 Man Booker Prize Shortlist


Top 5 Fiction


1
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Available June 8, 2010
931 reviews (288p)
(PP winner) (NBCCA winner) (PF finalist) (NYTimes Best of 2010) (TIME Best of 2010) (LATimes winner) (ALA Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=4 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=1
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2
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Available August 31, 2010
1367 reviews (576p)
(NBCCA finalist) (NYTimes Best of 2010) (TIME Best of 2010) (LATimes finalist) (Amazon Best of 2010) (ALA Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=5 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=2 NBCCAWin=0
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3
To the End of the Land by David Grossman
Available September 21, 2010
155 reviews (592p)
(NBCCA finalist) (Amazon Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0
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4
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
Available June 29, 2010
498 reviews (496p)
(TIME Best of 2010) (ALA Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=3 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0
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5
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
Available August 31, 2010
187 reviews (672p)
(NBCCA finalist) (TIME Best of 2010) (Amazon Best of 2010) (ALA Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0
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Top 5 Nonfiction


1
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
Available September 7, 2010
1649 reviews (480p)
(NBCCA Non winner) (NYTimes Non finalist) (ALA Non finalist)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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2
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Available February 2, 2010
4444 reviews (p)
(ALA Non finalist)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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3
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Available November 16, 2010
1305 reviews (592p)
(PP Non winner) (NBCCA Non finalist) (NYTimes Non finalist) (TIME Non finalist) (ALA Non finalist)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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4
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Available January 19, 2010
815 reviews (304p)
(NBCCA Autobio finalist) (NBA Non winner) (ALA Non finalist)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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5
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Available November 16, 2010
26074 reviews (496p)
(TIME Non winner) (ALA Non finalist)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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Other Notable Fiction


Fun with Problems by Robert Stone
Available January 11, 2010
49 reviews (208p)
Author: TotNom=9 UnqBooks=5 PPNom=2 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=2 NBCCAWin=0
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The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
Available January 18, 2010
176 reviews (320p)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
Available January 26, 2010
105 reviews (416p)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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Point Omega by Don DeLillo
Available February 2, 2010
73 reviews (128p)
Author: TotNom=10 UnqBooks=5 PPNom=2 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=3 NBCCAWin=0
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Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich
Available February 2, 2010
159 reviews (272p)
Author: TotNom=6 UnqBooks=6 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=3 NBCCAWin=2
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Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett
Available February 9, 2010
79 reviews (320p)
Author: TotNom=3 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0
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The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee
Available March 9, 2010
99 reviews (480p)
(PP finalist) (ALA Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0
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Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Available March 23, 2010
1220 reviews (592p)
(TIME Best of 2010) (Amazon Best of 2010) (ALA Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
Available April 6, 2010
629 reviews (288p)
(Amazon Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel
Available April 13, 2010
255 reviews (224p)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
Available April 20, 2010
120 reviews (400p)
(NBA finalist) (Booker finalist)
Author: TotNom=5 UnqBooks=4 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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The Long Song by Andrea Levy
Available April 27, 2010
81 reviews (320p)
(Booker finalist)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0
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Solar by Ian McEwan
Available April 27, 2010
257 reviews (304p)
Author: TotNom=6 UnqBooks=5 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=1
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The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
Available May 3, 2010
205 reviews (602p)
(Amazon Best of 2010) (ALA Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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Private Life by Jane Smiley
Available May 4, 2010
118 reviews (336p)
Author: TotNom=4 UnqBooks=3 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=3 NBCCAWin=1
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The Marrowbone Marble Company by Glenn Taylor
Available May 11, 2010
24 reviews (368p)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0
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The Spot by David Means
Available May 25, 2010
6 reviews (176p)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0
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The Passage by Justin Cronin
Available June 8, 2010
3032 reviews (784p)
(TIME Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch
Available July 6, 2010
65 reviews (416p)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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What Is Left the Daughter by Howard Norman
Available July 6, 2010
70 reviews (256p)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
Available July 6, 2010
198 reviews (416p)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr
Available July 13, 2010
114 reviews (256p)
(Amazon Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
Available July 27, 2010
395 reviews (352p)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
Available September 7, 2010
182 reviews (256p)
(TIME Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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Room by Emma Donoghue
Available September 13, 2010
3233 reviews (336p)
(Booker finalist) (NYTimes Best of 2010) (ALA Best of 2010)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Stories by Yiyun Li
Available September 14, 2010
21 reviews (240p)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham
Available September 28, 2010
135 reviews (256p)
Author: TotNom=3 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0
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Bound by Antonya Nelson
Available September 28, 2010
32 reviews (240p)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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Nemesis by Philip Roth
Available October 12, 2010
621 reviews (304p)
Author: TotNom=19 UnqBooks=12 PPNom=4 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=6 NBCCAWin=1
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Great House by Nicole Krauss
Available October 12, 2010
147 reviews (289p)
(NBA finalist)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu
Available October 14, 2010
43 reviews (320p)
Author: TotNom=0 UnqBooks=0 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0
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