Friday, November 5, 2010

Amazon's Best Books of 2010 List Editorial Team Unveils Best Books of 2010 List.

Clicking on the picture takes you to the Best of 2010 KINDLE Books: the Top 100 Editors' Picks, with the "Best" Kindle book for each category in the right hand column.

Amazon announced its Best Books of 2010.  Amazon book editors made their picks for the Top 100 in paper), and they also link to the top 100 customer favorites there.

When I clicked onto one of the sub-pages, the titles had the additional words "...So Far" and it was explained that those were choices for the Best of from January through June 2010.  The main listings cover October though.

BEST BOOKS OF 2010 (in several formats)
These include links to the Editors' Picks for
  . the Top 100 Books of the Year (some non-Kindle) and to
  . the Top 100 Customer Favorites (some non-Kindle)

You'll see
  . Best of 2010 on Kindle and the
  . Top 100 Customer Favorites on Kindle.

To see all of Amazon's Best Books of 2010 (in several formats, not only Kindle),
  go to

' "Whether it was Jonathan Franzen's reunion with Oprah or the eagerly anticipated final books in blockbuster trilogies, 2010 had everyone talking about reading," said Daphne Durham, Managing Editor of Books at "Deciding on our Top 100 Books is always a tough assignment, but our choice for the Best Book of the Year, Rebecca Skloot's 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,' was unanimous."

The Best Books of 2010 Store is live on  Our Best Book of the Year, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, was our spotlight pick for February's Best Book of the Month, it appeared on the Best Books of 2010...So Far list and also finished in our Top 10 Customer Favorites for our bestselling new releases of the year.

Here's a look at our Top 10 editors' picks for the year (Links are Kindle ones)
CAUTION: A small change for this list only:
  These won't open a new window, so don't close the book-browsing window but instead use the Back button to get back to this page or it's hard to get back here.

1. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot:
From a single, short life grew a seemingly immortal line of cells
that made some of the most crucial innovations in modern science
possible. From that same life, Skloot fashions a rich and haunting
story that redefines what it means to have a medical history.
2. "Faithful Place: A Novel" by Tana French: The past haunts
in French novels. In this compelling and cutting mystery, Frank
Mackey (the beloved undercover guru from "The Likeness") returns
home to investigate the cold case of his teenage sweetheart, and
faces down his family.
3. "Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War" by Karl Marlantes:
A breathtaking debut (30 years in the making) by a decorated
Vietnam veteran that takes readers deep into the jungle, and
offers a new perspective on the ravages of war, the bureaucracy of
the military, and the peculiar beauty of brotherhood.
4. "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and
" by Laura Hillenbrand:
As she did with
"Seabiscuit," Hillenbrand has unearthed another unlikely and
inspiring tale from our past. Louis Zamperini was an Olympic
athlete as a teenager, an airman in World War II, an ocean crash
survivor, and a prisoner of war before returning home for another
half-century of life.
5. "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great
Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson:
Through the eyes of three
families, Wilkerson gives vivid life to one of the great untold
epics of American history: the migration between the two world
wars of millions of African Americans from the South to the North
and West.
6. "Freedom: A Novel" by Jonathan Franzen: Franzen's first novel since "The Corrections," and a match for that great book, is a wrenching, funny and forgiving portrait of a Midwestern family.
"Freedom" is deserving of all the unprecedented attention it
received this summer.
7. "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" by Stieg Larsson:
The finest example of a book that saves the best for last, "The
Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" roars with an explosive
storyline filled with revelations that make the end of this
game-changing suspense series all the more bittersweet.
8. "To the End of the Land" by David Grossman: In a fictional
story whose events hauntingly parallel the author's own life, an
Israeli mother--one of the most indelible characters in recent
fiction--goes on a journey through her past to avoid the news that
her soldier son may have been killed.
9. "Just Kids" by Patti Smith: Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe
weren't always famous, but they always thought they would be.
Smith's memoir of their friendship is tender and artful, with the
visionary style of her rock anthems balanced by her detailed
memories of their bohemian youth.
10. "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine" by Michael Lewis:
Of the many books about our economic meltdown, "The Big Short" is
the one to read, told, in Lewis' usual hilarious and clear style,
from the perspective of a few iconoclastic thinkers who saw the
collapse coming--and bet big on it. '

That should do it...

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  1. Great post, very explanatory.

    I have added the forum link in (Thanks for the suggestion), feedbacks and questions are welcome.

  2. Gagan,
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