TODAY, SATURDAY January 1st, will be a special edition of the Saturday Review of Books especially for booklists. You can link to a list of your favorite books read in 2010, a list of all the books you read in 2010, a list of the books you plan to read in 2010, or any other end of the year or beginning of the year list of books. Whatever your list, itâ€™s time for book lists. So scroll down to link to yours.
Tim Challies’ Top 10 Books of 2010
2010 INSPY Winners. The INSPYs were created by bloggers to discover and highlight the very best in literature that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith.
Erin Reads: 2011 Reading Goals A goal Erin and I share: Read more classics.
The Literary Omnivore: 2010 in Review, Top Ten Books Read Number One on her list is one of my favorite books of all time. HInt: its author has a birthday coming up in January.
Reading Matters: Top 10 Reads of 2010 I agree that So Much For That by Lionel Shriver was good, and I need to read Room, apparently.
At Home With Books: Time Travel Reading Challenge. The challenge post includes a list of possible time travel books to get you started.
Roseanne E. Lortz: Historical Fiction by Centuries, Part 1. Part 2. We share some of the same favorites, inclding Byzantium by Stephen Lawhead, Ellis Peters’ Cadfael mysteries, and Katharine by Anya Seton.
Beyond Unknowing: Books of the Year 2010. Mostly philosophy and theology, way beyond me, but the blogger also includes Marilynne Robinson on his list. Give it to me in a story every time.
Neal Pollack at The Millions: A Year in Reading. “I canâ€™t write about my year in reading without mentioning the work of Alan Furst. Any page of his World War II era espionage novels top any moment of The Winds Of War that I consumed as a kid. I think I read seven Furst books in 2010.” I must check out Furst.
Other A Year in Reading posts at The Millions.
Book Chase: Top 10 Fiction of 2010. The only one of Mr. Sattler’s 10 that I have read is number 1, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, and I agree it was a fine novel. Several others look to be of interest.
Devourer of Books: The Books I Gushed About in 2010. Some audio, some print. I’ve not read a single book on her list, but several sound inviting.
Becky at Young Readers: 52 Book of the Weeks. Becky’s favorites for the zero to eight crowd for each week of her reading year.
Becky (again) at Operation Read Bible: Top Ten Christian Nonfiction. I need to read more “meaty” nonfiction. Becky’s list would be a good place to start.
So Many Books: 2010 in Review. Stephanie likes Wodehouse, so how can I not take her suggestions under consideration? Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee sounds like something I would enjoy.
Chicken Spaghetti: Norman’s Best Books of 2010. I still need to check out Part Time Indian by Alexie and Franzen’s Freedom, but I’m afraid they won’t live up to the hype.
The Blue Bookcase: Best Books Meagan Read in 2010. 5 out of her 10 I’ve read and loved. One (The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman) I tried and and failed to appreciate. So adds are good for the other four.
Patheos: Top Ten Religious Books of 2010. Not just Christianity, these selections run the gamut from the complexities of Indian religion to to Islam versus Christianity to a treatise on agnosticism.
Melissa Wiley: Some books I’m super especially happy I read this year. Three of these are going on my list; three of them I’ve already read and loved, and then there’s The Children’s Hour. I tried and couldn’t quite . . . like it.
Brenda at Coffee, Books Tea and Me: Favorite Reading 2010. Such a cosy, inviting list: Elizabeth Goudge, D.E. Stevenson, Sally and Sarah Clarkson, and other of the same ilk. If you like this list, you really should be reading Brenda’s blog.
The Living Room: The 2010 Book List. Amanda even includes stats, plus a full list of all her reading for 2010, plus a list of favorites. She writes, “I really, really wanted to like Phantastes, but it dragged and was weird and episodic.” Me, too, Amanda. But maybe I’ll try again if I get desperate.
Noel at Never Jam Today: Reading and Resolutions 2010. Favorite re-read is Jellicoe Road, really? What am I missing? But over all Noel’s is a wonderful list.
Blogging Theologically by Aaron Armstrong: Favorite Books of 2010. Mr. Armstrong includes business and leadership, biography and memoir, and theology categories of books.
Danielle at A Work in Progress: Favorite Reads of 2010. Mostly fiction. Her favorite of all: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.
Hope Is the Word: Read Aloud Thursday–Best of 2010 Some of my favorites, including The Hundred Dresses.
Carrie at Reading to Know: Read Aloud Thursday–Wrapping up 2010. Carrie raves about Tumtum and Nutmeg.
At a Hen’s Pace: The Year in Review–Books We definitely enjoy some of the same authors: Trollope, Brett Lott, Athol Dickson, Dale Cramer.
Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit: My Best Reads of 2010. Serena includes books of poetry, historical fiction, YA fiction, audiobooks, nonfiction, chicklit, Vietnam War fiction, and regular fiction on her eclectic list.
Word Lily: Best Reads 2010. “These are the books that most sunk into me, became a part of me.”
Melissa at Book Nut: My Best of 2010. Melissa has lot of categories, even a few “Books that made me want to go out and do something.”
Jason Gray at The Rabbit Room: Favorites of 2010. Books, films, and music.
George Grant at Eleventary: New Book Favs, 2010. Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxiis looks as if it made nearly everyone’s (Christian) list last year. Maybe it’ll be on mine for 2011.
The Fourth Musketeer: Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens. Margo reviews mostly historical fiction for kids and teens, and she has some good picks.
I’ve been collecting lists for several days. If your book list for 2010 or 2011 is not here, I did not intentionally skip you. PLEASE leave a link below so that we can all enjoy all the lovely lists of the season.