I wanted to do a best book of the year wrap-up post about all of the books I read this year and which were best and why but all of a sudden there's only hours left of 2010 and I have things to do.
So, without much fanfare, I'm going to say that The Art of Racing in the Rainwas by far the best book I read this year (and you can see the full list in my side bar). It was a clever, beautifully written, witty, poignant (I rarely use that word; I'm being serious here, people) story that I never wanted to read in the first place. My hairdresser told me about it and I thought it sounded dumb, I read the description and I thought it sounded dumb, I downloaded it from the library onto my Nook one day and couldn't pull myself away. It made me laugh and cry and think in good ways.
I LOVED this book. I didn't like this book, I LOVED this book and I wish I could make every single one of you read it.
I also really liked The Help When I started it, I thought it was going to be cheesy and gimmicky with the Southern dialect and going back and forth between characters but it was well written, enjoyable and important. It would have gotten 2nd place on my 2010 list that will never be.
Most important book I read this year was Zeitoun It's a true story that I can't believe we all don't already know.
My least favorite book was probably Between the Assassinations I thought it was boring and didn't really go anywhere.
And that's our 2010 Reading List Wrap Up.
I hope you all have a Happy New Year!