Best Books of 2010...So FarThe PassageThe Irresistible Henry HouseCountry DrivingThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's NestThe Big ShortMatterhornThe ImperfectionistsThe Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksJust KidsThe Lonely Polygamist

Best Books of the Year... So Far

Discover our favorite books of 2010 from January through June--we've selected the top 10 must-reads of the year so far, plus 10 picks each in fiction, nonfiction, and books for kids and teens

Country Driving by Peter HesslerThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
Country Driving In the superb Country Driving, Peter Hessler has observed the past 15 years of change in China with the patience and perspective--and necessary good humor--of an outsider who expects to be there for a while. He takes to the roads, as so many Chinese are doing now for the first time, driving on dirt tracks to the desert edges of the ancient empire and on brand-new highways to the mushrooming factory towns of the globalized boom. He's an utterly enjoyable guide, with a humane and empathetic eye for the ambitions, the failures, and the comedy of a country in which everybody, it seems, is on the move. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest A familiar evil lies in wait for Lisbeth Salander in the finale to Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, but this time her only choice is to take it down or be destroyed by it. Her survival depends on journalist Mikael Blomkvist, and in spite of her most feral instincts, she must trust his judgment when the stakes are highest. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is the finest example of a book that saves the best for last: it roars with an explosive storyline filled with neck-snapping revelations that make the ending of this phenomenal, game-changing suspense series all the more bittersweet.
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Best of the Year... So Far in Movies & TV

Stagecoach (The Criterion Collection)
John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy...
Blu-ray
$39.95 $23.75
Saving Private Ryan (Sapphire Series)
Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, ...
Blu-ray
$39.99 $14.96
Hurt Locker [Blu-ray]
Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, ...
Blu-ray
$14.99 $7.50