Best and Worst of 2010 (So Far)

July 6, 2010

Well, now that 2010 is a bit more than half finished, I thought it might be a good idea to trot out my Best and Worst list as it stands thus far. As of today, I’ve read 65 books this year. (I haven’t published that many reviews, though. I keep a bunch of them queued up because that puts less pressure on me to read, read, read.) Most of them fall in the 3-star category, but a few stand out on either end of the spectrum as being the Best or Worst (IMHO, of course). Bear in mind that these are not books written in 2010; just ones that I’ve read this year. (And yes, I realize some of these reviews aren’t published yet. Sorry!)

Best of 2010 (Jan-Jun)

  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Open by Andre Agassi
  • Caught by Harlan Coben
  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  • The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
  • Romancing Miss Brontë by Juliet Gael

Worst of 2010 (Jan-Jun)

  • The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
  • A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid
  • Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  • South of Broad by Pat Conroy
  • Treason by Ann Coulter
  • Ash Wednesday by Ethan Hawke
  • Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • Twelve Times Blessed by Jacquelyn Mitchard

2 Responses to “Best and Worst of 2010 (So Far)”

  1. I am glad I was not the only who disliked Fast Food Nation. It was so SLOW and boring.

  2. […] list of some sort? I already posted a list for the first half of the year, which you can find right here. These are the Best and Worst titles that I read from July to December of 2010. As usual, these […]

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