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2010 Lists

Again this year, "Internet Media Maven" Rex Sorgatz is compiling a list of lists for the best/worst/etc. of the year. Among the lists is the New York Times' 100 Notable Books, listed below linked to the CPL Catalog:


Angelology : a novel by Danielle Trussoni

The ask by Sam Lipsyte

Bound : a novel by Antonya Nelson

Comedy in a minor key by Hans Keilson ; translated from the German by Damion Searls

Double happiness : stories by Mary-Beth Hughes

Foreign bodies by Cynthia Ozick

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Fun with problems : stories by Robert Stone

The girl who kicked the hornet's nest by Stieg Larsson ; translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland

Great house by Nicole Krauss

How to live safely in a science fictional universe by Charles Yu

How to read the air by Dinaw Mengestu

I curse the river of time by Per Petterson ; translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund with Per Petterson

Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco

The imperfectionists : a novel by Tom Rachman

The invisible bridge by Julie Orringer

The living fire : new and selected poems, 1975-2010 by Edward Hirsch

The long song by Andrea Levy

The lost books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason

The lotus eaters by Tatjana Soli

Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes

Memory wall : stories by Anthony Doerr

Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross

The nearest exit by Olen Steinhauer

The New Yorker Stories by Beattie, Ann

One day by David Nicholls

The privileges : a novel by Jonathan Dee

Room : a novel by Emma Donoghue

The same river twice by Ted Mooney

Collected stories. (v. 2) by William Trevor

Shadow tag : a novel by Louise Erdrich

Solar : a novel by Ian McEwan

Something red : a novel by Jennifer Gilmore

Sourland : stories by Joyce Carol Oates

The spot : stories by David Means

Super sad true love story : a novel by Gary Shteyngart

The surrendered by Chang-rae Lee

The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet : a novel by David Mitchell

The three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine

A visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

What becomes : stories by A.L. Kennedy

White egrets : poems by Derek Walcott

Wild child : stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle


Big girls don't cry : the election that changed everything for American women by Rebecca Traister

The book in the Renaissance by Andrew Pettegree

The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick

Changing my mind : occasional essays by Zadie Smith

Charlie Chan : the untold story of the honorable detective and his rendezvous with American history by Yunte Huang

Christianity : the first three thousand years by Diarmaid MacCulloch

Cleopatra : a life by Stacy Schiff

Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

Contested Will : who wrote Shakespeare? by James Shapiro

Country driving : a journey through China from farm to factory by Peter Hessler

The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Empire of the summer moon : Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history by S.C. Gwynne

The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery by Eric Foner

Four fish : the future of the last wild food by Paul Greenberg

Hitch-22 : a memoir by Christopher Hitchens

The honor code : how moral revolutions happen by Kwame Anthony Appiah

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Insectopedia by Hugh Raffles

Koestler : the literary and political odyssey of a twentieth-century skeptic by Michael Scammell

The last boy : Mickey Mantle and the end of America's childhood by Jane Leavy

Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent

The last hero [sound recording] : [a life of Henry Aaron] by Howard Bryant

The last stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick

Life by Keith Richards ; with James Fox

Long for this world : the strange science of immortality by Jonathan Weiner

The mind's eye by Oliver Sacks

Operation Mincemeat : how a dead man and a bizarre plan fooled the Nazis and assured an Allied victory by Ben Macintyre

Parisians : an adventure history of Paris by Graham Robb

Pearl Buck in China : journey to the good earth by Hilary Spurling

Pops : a life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout

The price of altruism : George Price and the search for the origins of kindness by Oren Harman

The promise : President Obama, year one by Jonathan Alter

The publisher : Henry Luce and his American century by Alan Brinkley

Ratification : the people debate the Constitution, 1787- 1788 by Pauline Maier

The Sabbath world : glimpses of a different order of time by Judith Shulevitz

Secret historian : the life and times of Samuel Steward, professor, tattoo artist, and sexual renegade by Justin Spring

The talented Miss Highsmith : the secret life and serious art of Patricia Highsmith by Joan Schenkar

The tenth parallel : dispatches from the fault line between Christianity and Islam by Eliza Griswold

Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier

The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Washington : a life by Ron Chernow

The wave : in pursuit of the rogues, freaks, and giants of the ocean by Susan Casey

Willie Mays : the life, the legend by James S. Hirsch, authorized by Willie Mays

[Photo courtesy of Rex Sorgatz on Flickr (via adm).]

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