The 10 Best Books of 2010 – NY Times

The New York Times have chosen their top ten for 2010 and I have actually read something on it! I must read more in 2011!

Here’s a couple of choices from the list but go here for all titles:

The one book I have read and recommended is Room by Emma Donoghue:

ROOM

By Emma Donoghue.

Little, Brown & Company, $24.99.

Donoghue has created one of the pure triumphs of recent fiction: an ebullient child narrator, held captive with his mother in an 11-by-11-foot room, through whom we encounter the blurry, often complicated space between closeness and autonomy. In a narrative at once delicate and vigorous — rich in psychological, sociological and political meaning — Donoghue reveals how joy and terror often dwell side by side.

Freedom is on my list for 2011:

FREEDOM

By Jonathan Franzen.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28.

The author of “The Corrections” is back, not quite a decade later, with an even richer and deeper work — a vividly realized narrative set during the Bush years, when the creedal legacy of “personal liberties” assumed new and sometimes ominous proportions. Franzen captures this through the tribulations of a Midwestern family, the Berglunds, whose successes, failures and appetite for self-invention reflect the larger story of millennial America.

The New York Times also has an interesting list of the 100 Notable Books of 2010.

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