Best Books of 2010The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksFaithful PlaceMatterhornUnbrokenThe Warmth of Other SunsFreedomThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's NestTo The End of the LandJust KidsThe Big Short

Best of 2010 on Kindle

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
For those who like to hold a year's worth of reading in their hand, nearly all of our favorite books of the year are available for immediate download as Kindle eBooks. Browse through the Top 100 Editors' Picks, bestselling Customer Favorites, and more category Top 10 lists in our Kindle eBooks Best of 2010 Store.

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Talking to the Best Authors of 2010

We were lucky enough to talk to the authors of many of our favorite books of 2010. Listen to the stories behind the books from the people who created them in these podcast interviews:






Best of the Decade: 2000-2009

Books of the Decade
Look back on 10 years of reading, from The Tipping Point to The Help, from Zadie Smith to Stieg Larsson, in our Books of the Decade Store, including bestselling books and authors, editors' picks, and a year-by-year tour of the books we loved and the authors we lost and discovered.

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As Books editors at Amazon, we read all year with this page in mind. We're always asking ourselves, "Is this a keeper? Is this one worth telling people about?" And here is our chance to collect those books that made us say, "Yes." These are the books we've been telling each other about all year, and the ones that we've watched our customers spread the word about too, starting with our choice for the book of the year, Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a brilliantly and compassionately told story of a woman lost to history and the family that sustained her memory while her cells became a foundation of modern science.

You'll find many more great books for readers of all ages and interests in our top 100 editors' and customers' lists, as well as our year-end top 10s in nearly two dozen categories.

Top 100 Editors' Picks
No year can be summed up in a sentence, but one thing we noticed about the books we loved best in 2010 was that many of the stories they told required extra time for seasoning, from Rebecca Skloot's true-life detective story, the fruit of a decade's patient research, to Karl Marlantes's debut novel, which took over three decades to prove the old adage that a war's finest fiction comes long after the fighting is done, to Patti Smith's celebration of her bohemian youth from the wise, but no less wide-eyed, perspective of age. For stories like these, and the rest of our Top 100 Editors' Picks for 2010, we're willing to wait:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Faithful Place

2. Faithful Place
Matterhorn

3. Matterhorn
Unbroken

4. Unbroken
The Warmth of Other Suns

5. The Warmth of Other Suns
Freedom

6. Freedom
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
To the End of the Land

8. To the End of the Land
Just Kids

9. Just Kids
The Big Short

10. The Big Short
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Top 100 Customer Favorites
Our top 100 customer favorites are ranked according to customer orders on Amazon.com through October. (Only books published for the first time in 2010 are eligible.) The list starts with these bestsellers:
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Women Food and God

2. Women Food and God
Mockingjay

3. Mockingjay
Dead in the Family

4. Dead in the Family
The Big Short

5. The Big Short
Game Change

6. Game Change
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

7. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Freedom

8. Freedom
Sh*t My Dad Says

9. Sh*t My Dad Says
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Editors' Top 10: Science

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