Category Archives: Literature

10 Best Books of 2010

10 Best Books of 2010

 

1 – A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

2 – Apollo’s Angels : A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans

3 – Cleopatra : A Life by Stacy Schiff

4 – Finishing the Hat by Stephen Sondheim

5 – Freedom by Johnathan Franzen

6 – Room by Emma Donoghue

7 – Selected Stories by William Trevor

8 – The Emperor of All Maladies : A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

9 – The New Yorker Stories by Ann Beattie

10 – The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

 

 

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10 Best Books of 2011

 

10 Best Books of 2011

 

1 – 11/22/63 : A Novel by Stephen King

2 – Arguably : Essays by Christopher Hitchens

3 – A World on Fire : Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman

4 – Malcolm X : A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable

5 – Swamplandia by Karen Russell

6 – Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson

7 – The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

8 – The Boy in the Moon by Ian Brown

9 – The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

10 – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

 

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10 Best Books of 2012

 

1 – Arcadia by Lauren Groff

2 – Behind the Beautiful Forevers : Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

3 – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

4 – Bring up the Bodies by Hillary Mantel

5 – Broken Harbor by Tana French

6 – Canada by Richard Ford

7 – House of Stone : A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid

8 – Iron Curtain : The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944 – 1956 by Anne Applebaum

9 – Marigold : The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam by James G. Hershberg

10 – Why Nations Fail : The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

 

 

 

10 Best Books of 2013

 

1 – Country Girl: A Memoir by Edna O’Brien

2 – Dog Songs by Mary Oliver

3 – The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

4 – The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

5 – The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

6 – The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

7 – The Isle of Youth by Laura van den berg

8 – The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

9 – The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis

10 – Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

 

 

10 Best Books of 2013

 

10 Best Books of 2014

 

1 – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

2 – Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh

3 – Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

4 – The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

5 – The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

6 – The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

7 – The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

8 – The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

9 – This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein

10 – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

 

 

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10 Best Books of 2015

 

1 – A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

2 – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

3 – Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick

4 – Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham

5 – Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

6 – Future Crimes: Everything is Connected, Everyone is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It by Marc Goodman

7 – Negroland by Margo Jefferson

8 – Purity by Jonathan Franzen

9 – The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard

10 – Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson

 

10 Best Books of 2015

10 Best Books of 2016

 

10 Best Books of 2016

 

1 – Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

2 – Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After, 1939 – 1962 by Blanche Wiesen Cook

3 – Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs by Robert Kanigel

4 – Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

5 – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

6 – The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing

7 – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

8 – The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

9 – Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

10 – When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

 

 

10 Best Books of 2016