GranWood's Favorites - 2010

A Listmania! list by GranWood (CT, United States)
The list author says: "My favorite books read in 2010. Summaries limited by character maximum and my memory."
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
1.  Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
The list author says:
  "Have you heard of bare-foot running or Vibram five-fingers?  If you are interested, then this is the book for you."
$10.08   Used & New from: $2.82
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,859 customer reviews)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
2.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows
$8.52   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,098 customer reviews) | 17 customer discussions

The Book Thief
3.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The list author says:
  "The story is narrated by death, himself.  He's really not such a bad guy."
$6.67   Used & New from: $0.52
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16,445 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Shadow of the Wind
4.  The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
$8.87   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,727 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel
5.  Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel by Helen Simonson
$12.34   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,213 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children
6.  Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children by John Wood
The list author says:
  "I liked this book better than Mortensen's "Three Cups of Tea".  A similar premise - educate the girls - in this case in the Himalayas."
$14.44   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

In a Sunburned Country
7.  In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "My favorite part - when he is chased by dogs through a city park.  Hysterical."
$8.88   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,036 customer reviews)

The Kite Runner
8.  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The list author says:
  "I put off reading this for a long while after all the hype about it.  Well worth reading."
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.)
9.  The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.) by Bryan Mealer
The list author says:
  "The remarkable story of a boy in Malawi who educates himself.  Truly inspirational for this homeschool mom."
$10.22   Used & New from: $1.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (469 customer reviews)

Outliers: The Story of Success
10.  Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
$9.76   Used & New from: $4.51
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,615 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
11.  The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
The list author says:
  "If you really want to know what the Dust Bowl was like, this is the book to read."
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The Help
12.  The Help by Kathryn Stockett
$7.89
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8,926 customer reviews) | 129 customer discussions

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The Housekeeper and the Professor
13.  The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa
The list author says:
  "I loved this book.  A former mathematics professor has lost his short term memory.  His housekeeper must introduce herself every morning.  Her son forms a bond with the professor as he teaches him math."
$13.50   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (348 customer reviews)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
14.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,124 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Jane Eyre
15.  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,036 customer reviews)