My Books of the Year 2010

Now I’ve read 100 books and it is nearly Christmas, I thought I’d look back on my year of reading and pick out my favourites from a very varied bunch.  To celebrate that depth, I’ve chosen a bunch of categories to separate them into,  so without further ado, here are my top eleven (couldn’t manage just ten), and the links will take you to my post about them …

  • Best Drama: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
  • Best Myth: The Good Man Jesus & the Scoundrel Christby Philip Pullman
  • Best Spy Story: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré
  • Best YA Book: Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
  • Best Dystopia: The Death of Grass by John Christopher
  • Best SF: Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts
  • Best Translated Novel:The Concert Ticket by Olga Grushin
  • Best Crime Novel: Double Indemnity by James M Cain
  • Best Classic: Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
  • Best Non-Fic: An Education by Lynn Barber
  • Best Nostalgia Trip: I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson

There are a few more bubbling under, Stone in a Landslide by Maria Barbal in translated, Donovan’s Brain by Curt Siodmak in SF, White Ravens by Owen Shears in Myths, and Direct Red by Gabriel Weston in Non-fic are the runners-up.

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But which of the above is my Book of the Year? Well it’s the one I’ve registered for as a giver on World Book Night and I’m crossing my fingers that I get picked as I’d love to get people to read this book … It’s …

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold 

by John Le Carré

Spy Who in From the Cold John Le Carre

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