The Top 10 Books Amy Read 2010

These are the books that left the most lasting impressions on me this year. In no particular order:
1. Just Kids by Patti Smith — Just beautiful.
2. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, David Levithan — This one made me so happy.
3. Anthropology of An American Girl by Hilary Thayer Hamann — Took me forever to read, it was like reading a painting.
4. Rat Girl by Kristin Hersh — I wouldn’t have read this one if it wasn’t for Christa’s review.
5. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen — Oprah, Jonathan. Jonathan, Oprah.
6. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart — More clever and odd and quirky than sad.
7. The House of Tomorrow by Peter “Hot Pants” Bognanni — Maybe my favorite protagonist of the year.
8. Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom — Relationships are weird, Amy Bloom writes about it best.
9. An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin — Better than art class.
10. Invisible by Paul Auster — Can’t get this one out of my head.

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  1. Amy 30.Dec.10 at 11:03 am

    Peter Bognanni is going to talk about his book at the April Books and Bars. I really need to read it, I keep hearing such good things about it.

  2. Jodi Chromey 30.Dec.10 at 11:29 am

    Based on MN Reads’ reviewers, I think The House of Tomorrow might be our favorite book of 2010 (tied with Rat Girl and Super Sad True Love Story).

  3. amyabts 30.Dec.10 at 5:26 pm

    agreed, jodi!

  4. christa 30.Dec.10 at 5:35 pm

    Word. Let’s invite Hot Pants Bognanni to our Minnesota Reads happy hour. (I was going to say sleepover, but that sounded dirty).


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