Best Books of 2010

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s Top 10 books of 2010:

Fiction Selections:

FreedomJonathan Franzen
The New Yorker StoriesAnn Beattie
RoomEmma Donoghue
Selected StoriesWilliam Trevor
A Visit from the Goon SquadJennifer Egan

Nonfiction Selections:

Apollo’s Angels: A History of BalletJennifer Homans
Cleopatra: A LifeStacy Schiff
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of CancerStephen Sondheim
Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and AnecdotesStephen Sondheim
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great MigrationIsabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 2010

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2010:

Winner: TinkersPaul Harding
Finalist: In Other Rooms, Other WondersDaniyal Mueenuddin
Finalist: Love in Infant MonkeysLydia Millet

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2010:

Winner: The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold Arms Race and Its Dangerous LegacyDavid E. Hoffmann
Finalist: How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic CalamitiesJohn Cassidy
Finalist: The Evolution of GodRobert Wright

Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 2010

Here are the top selling books on Amazon in 2010:

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Horney’s NestStieg Larsson
2. The Girl with the Dragon TattooStieg Larsson
3. Decision PointsGeorge W. Bush
4. The HelpKathryn Stockett
5. The Girl Who Played with FireStieg Larsson
6. Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost EverythingGeneen Roth
7. Autobiography of Mark TwainMark Twain
8. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday MachineMichael Lewis
9. Food Rules: An Eater’s ManualMichael Pollan
10. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and RedemptionLaura Hillenbrand

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.