Best books I read in 2010

A Listmania! list by Richard LeComte "richlec" (Tuscaloosa, AL)
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The list author says: "Despite their waning popularity, I again present the best books I read in 2010."
Red Hook Road: A Novel
1.  Red Hook Road: A Novel by Ayelet Waldman
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  "A dark but thoroughly human exploration of the aftermath of a calamity."
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A Visit from the Goon Squad
2.  A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
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  "Time keeps slipping into the future."
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Chronic City. Jonathan Lethem
3.  Chronic City. Jonathan Lethem by Jonathan Lethem
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  "How your Mii feels."
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Invisible
4.  Invisible by Paul Auster
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  "Another Auster puzzle that takes us from Columbia to an isolated island."
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Foreign Bodies
5.  Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick
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  "I wish I had read "The Ambassadors," but this is really good on its own."
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The Wapshot Chronicle (Perennial Classics)
6.  The Wapshot Chronicle (Perennial Classics) by John Cheever
The list author says:
  "A complete surprise -- a totally daft yarn with many different narrative styles."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Behemoth (Leviathan Trilogy)
7.  Behemoth (Leviathan Trilogy) by Scott Westerfeld
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  "Watch out for those Darwinists. A mesmerizing alternative history."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Leviathan
8.  Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
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  "This one begins the series; I wish World War I had been like this."
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Sunset Park: A Novel
9.  Sunset Park: A Novel by Paul Auster
The list author says:
  "Auster's book contemplates chance, but each character seals his or her own fate by their choices."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Wittgenstein's Mistress
10.  Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson
The list author says:
  "An extremely difficult book, but not too bad once you get the hang of it. I read it because the author died this year."
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The Lost Books of the Odyssey: A Novel
11.  The Lost Books of the Odyssey: A Novel by Zachary Mason
The list author says:
  "Love The Odyssey, and I like these different versions of the story with distinctly existential overtones."
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Mr. Sampath--The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatma (Everyman's Library)
12.  Mr. Sampath--The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatma (Everyman's Library) by R. K. Narayan
The list author says:
  "Three wonderful novels by this Indian writer."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Superfolks
13.  Superfolks by Robert Mayer
The list author says:
  "Fortunately I get all the 1970s jokes; this book started the superhero genre in fiction."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Hespira (Tales of Henghis Hapthorn)
14.  Hespira (Tales of Henghis Hapthorn) by Matt Hughes
The list author says:
  "Another Henghis Hapthorn delight; I hope the publisher hangs around to put out more in the series."
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True Confections: A Novel
15.  True Confections: A Novel by Katharine Weber
The list author says:
  "I read this just before I found out my family started out in the candy business in NYC in the 1800s."
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The Search for the Red Dragon (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, The)
16.  The Search for the Red Dragon (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, The) by James A. Owen
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  "I like these books; they're fun to read, and they are beautifully illustrated."
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How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater
17.  How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater by Marc Acito
The list author says:
  "Raunchy fun."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Miss Wyoming
18.  Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland
The list author says:
  "Lightly likable Coupland contrivance."
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Wintersmith (Discworld)
19.  Wintersmith (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett
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  "Thieves of memories -- och, crivens."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Roar Lion Roar.
20.  Roar Lion Roar. by Irvin. Faust
The list author says:
  "Great short stories by a guy who helped me with my senior creative project in high school."
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The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
21.  The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind by James Boyle
The list author says:
  "A warning about the creeping threat to our First Amendment rights."
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Nobody Gets the Girl
22.  Nobody Gets the Girl by James Maxey
The list author says:
  "Another fun superhero story with a sad origin."
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