What I Read in 2010


Lords of Finance, by Liaquat Ahamed

Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost, by Richard Rushfield

When Everything Changed, by Gail Collins

The Good Soldiers, by David Finkel

Day of Empire, by Amy Chua

Heat Wave, by Eric Klinenberg

The Liar in Your Life, by Robert Feldman

Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof and Cheryl WuDunn

Freefall, by Joseph Stiglitz

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman

Last Harvest, by Witold Rybczinski

Cheerful Money, by Tad Friend

Sold Separately, by Ellen Seitzer

The Dumbest Generation, by Mark Bauerlein

Personal History, by Katharine Graham

Game Change, by John Heilemann & Mark Halperin

Turning Japanese, by David Mura

Julie and Julia, by Julie Powell

The Punishment of Virtue, by Sarah Chayes

The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Bright-Sided, by Barbara Ehrenreich

Wannabe U, by Gaye Tuchman

The Wordy Shipmates, by Sarah Vowell

Broke USA, by Gary Rivlin

Paradise Beneath Her Feet, by Isobel Coleman

Cleaving, by Julie Powell

Proust and the Squid, by Maryanne Wolf

13 Bankers, by Simon Johnson and James Kwak

The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee


Something to Tell You, by Hanif Kureishi

The Arm of the Starfish, by Madeleine L’Engle

The Outlander, by Gil Adamson

Meet the Austins, by Madeleine L’Engle

The Bird Artist, by Howard Norman

Rose, by Martin Cruz Smith

Day After Night, by Anita Diamant

Unfinished Desires, by Gail Godwin

Angels and Insects, by A.S. Byatt

The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, by Elisabeth Robinson

Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel

The Yacoubian Building, by Alaa al-Aswany

Changing Places, by David Lodge

Small World, by David Lodge

Nice Work, by David Lodge

The Children’s Book, by A.S. Byatt

Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

Netherland, by Joseph O’Neill

The Kindly Ones, by Jonathan Littell

Striver’s Row, by Kevin Baker

Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

The Good Mayor, by Andrew Nicoll

Orlando, by Virginia Woolf

Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen

Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann

A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore

The Great Fortune, by Olivia Manning

The Spoilt City, by  Olivia Manning

Friends and Heroes, by Olivia Manning

The Danger Tree, by Olivia Manning

The Battle Lost and Won, by Olivia Manning

The Sum of Things, by Olivia Manning

In a Dark Wood Wandering, by Hella S. Haase

Tipping the Velvet, by Sarah Waters

The Northern Clemency, by Philip Hensher

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