Books of 2010


White is for Magic, Laurie faria Stolarz

Blue is for Nightmares, Laurie faria Stolarz

Sisterhood Interrupted, Deborah Siegel

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, E. Lockhart

Beau Geste, P.C. Wren

The Siege of Krishnapur, J.G. Farrell

The Possessed, Elif Batuman

After the Falls, Catherine Gildiner

The Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton


The Children’s Book, A.S. Byatt

The Hand That First Held Mine, Maggie O’Farrell

The Sirens of Baghdad, Yasmin Khadra

The War That Killed Achilles, Caroline Alexander

Old School, Tobias Wolff

The Sundial, Shirley Jackson

Three Empires on the Nile: Egypt 1869-1899, Dominic Green

Contested Will, James Shapiro

The Sealed Letter, Emma Donohue

What I Loved, Siri Hustvedt

The Small Room, May Sarton


Revolution, Jennifer Donnelly

The Fencer Trilogy, K. J. Parker

Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party, Curtis J. Austin

Survival Pending Revolution: The History of the Black Panther Party, Paul Alkebulan

Alfred Douglas: A Poet’s Life and His Finest Work, Caspar Wintermans

Room, Emma Donoghue (I read it too but I just didn’t tell y’all about it)


Glimpses, Lynn Flewelling

Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

American Furies, Sasha Abramsky

The Fall of Rome, Martha Southgate

The Magicians and Mrs. Quent, Galen Beckett

The Golden Mean, Annabel Lyon

The Tapestry of Love, Rosy Thornton

The Exception, Christian Jungersen

The Rock and the River, Kekla Magoon

Devices and Desires, K. J. Parker

Monsters of Men, Patrick Ness

Half a Crown, Jo Walton

Ha’Penny, Jo Walton

Farthing, Jo Walton

Jellicoe Road, Melina Marchetta

Here Lies Arthur, Philip Reeve

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins


The Company, K. J. Parker

Purple and Black, K. J. Parker

More than Just Race, William Julius Wilson

The Caliph’s House, Tahir Shah

Manhood for Amateurs, Michael Chabon

Bad Mother, Ayelet Waldman

Dark Quartet, Lynne Reid Banks

When We Were Romans, Matthew Kneale

Runaways, Brian Vaughn and Adrian Adolpha

Suite Scarlett, Maureen Johnson

Their Finest Hour and a Half, Lissa Evans

It Ends with Revelations, Dodie Smith

Mothernight, Sarah Stovell

The Incident Report, Martha Baillie

Dead from the Waist Down, A. D. Nuttall

The Stoic in Love, A. D. Nuttall

Dreams and Experience in Classical Antiquity, William V. Harris

Overpaid, Oversexed, and Over Here, Juliet Gardiner

Curse of the Wolf Girl, Martin Millar

Return to Night, Mary Renault

Kind Are Her Answers, Mary Renault

The Crown of Dalemark, Diana Wynne Jones

The Spellcoats, Diana Wynne Jones

Drowned Ammet, Diana Wynne Jones

Cart and Cwidder, Diana Wynne Jones


The Secret History, Donna Tartt

Angels of Albion, Jane Robinson

Promises of Love, Mary Renault

The Purity Myth, Jessica Valenti

Wartime: Britain, 1939-1945, Juliet Gardiner

The Latin Letters of C.S. Lewis, ed. and trans. Martin Moynihan

Talking about Detective Fiction, P. D. James

Diary of a Provincial Lady, E. M. Delafield


Reading Angel: The TV Spin-Off with a Soul, ed. Stacey Abbott

The West Wing: The American Presidency as Television Drama, ed. Peter C. Rollins & John E. O’Connor

From Sacred Servant to Profane Prostitute: A History of the Changing Legal Status of Devadasis in India, 1857-1947, Kay K. Jordan

Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh

Day of Tears, Julius Lester

The Uses of Enchantment, Bruno Bettelheim

A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whalen Turner

Beyond the Vicarage, Noel Streatfeild

The White Road, Lynn Flewelling

Burma Chronicles, Guy Delisle

Love and Rockets, the Hernandez Brothers

Once Upon a Time, Max Luthi

The King of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner

The Queen of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner

The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner

Pyongyang, Guy Delisle


An Abundance of Katherines, John Green

The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell

Tennis Shoes, Noel Streatfeild

On the Origin of Stories, Brian Boyd

Trying to Get Some Dignity: Stories of Triumph Over Childhood Abuse, Richard & Ginger Rhodes

The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan

When the Sirens Wailed, Noel Streatfeild

The Exiles and The Exiles at Home, Hilary McKay

Enchanted Glass, Diana Wynne Jones

House of Many Ways, Diana Wynne Jones

A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

After You’d Gone, Maggie O’Farrell


Wise Children, Angela Carter

The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett

Weight, Jeanette Winterson

Mendoza in Hollywood, Kage Baker

Sky Coyote, Kage Baker

Poppy Shakespeare, Clare Allan

In the Garden of Iden, Kage Baker

Righteous, Lauren Sandler

Better than Running at Night, Hilary Frank

Breath, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat

River in the Sky, Elizabeth Peters

Daughter of the Blood, Anne Bishop

Castleview, Gene Wolfe

Quiverfull, Kathryn Joyce


Enlightened Sexism, Susan Douglas

Thank You, Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse

Broken Glass Park, Alina Bronsky, translated by Tim Mohr

The Unlikely Disciple, Kevin Roose

Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy

Yes Means Yes!, eds. Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde

Secret Keeper, Mitali Perkins

The Grand Sophy, Georgette Heyer

Arcadia, Tom Stoppard

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, Susan Jane Gilman


White is for Witching, Helen Oyeyemi

Marcelo in the Real World, Francisco X. Stork

The Vintner’s Luck, Elizabeth Knox

Swallow Me Whole, Nate Powell

The Opposite House, Helen Oyeyemi

Gunnerkrigg Court, Tom Siddell

The Icarus Girl, Helen Oyeyemi

The Unwritten, Vol. 1, Mike Carey and Peter Goss

Fire and Hemlock, Diana Wynne Jones

Gray Horses, Hope Larson

Clara Callan, Richard B. Wright

Deep Secret, Diana Wynne Jones


The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

Peter and Max, Bill Willingham

Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert

The First Part Last, Angela Johnson

Heaven, Angela Johnson

Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes, Daniel Everett

Conrad’s Fate, Diana Wynne Jones

The Lives of Christopher Chant, Diana Wynne Jones

Charmed Life, Diana Wynne Jones

The Moonflower Vine, Jetta Carleton

Witch Week, Diana Wynne Jones

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, adapted & illustrated by P. Craig Russell

Power of Three, Diana Wynne Jones

One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding, Rebecca Mead

The Group, Mary McCarthy

Changing My Mind, Zadie Smith

Watching the English, Kate Fox

Ordinary Victories: What Is Precious, Manu Larcenet

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch, Neil Gaiman & Michael Zulli

Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

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