Lizzy's Literary Life

Celebrating the pleasures of a 21st century bookworm

Books Read 2010

A list of all my 2010 reads.  Hyperlinks to my reviews with top reads in various categories listed here.

88. Arctic Chill – Arnaldur Indridason

87. Clandestine In Chile – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

86 The Snowman – Jo Nesbo

85. The Pyramid – Henning Mankell

84. Woman with Birthmark – Hakan Nesser

83. The Unbearable Lightness of Scones – Alexander McCall-Smith

82. Faustine – Emma Tennant

81. Blackmoor – Edward Hogan

80. Chronicle of A Death Foretold – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

79. Bonsai – Alejandro Zambra

78. The Legend of Elizabeth Siddal – Jan Marsh

77. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

76. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

75. Gasoline – Quim Monzo

74. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann

73. A Castle in Romagna – Igor Stiks

72. Portrait of the Mother as A Young Woman – Friedrich Christian Delius

71. Red Lights – Georges Simenon

70. Visitation – Jenny Erpenbeck

69. Aquis Submersus from The Rider on the White Horse – Theodor Storm

68. The Island – R J Price

67. Leaving the World – Douglas Kennedy

66.A Fair Maiden – Joyce Carol Oates

65. Old School – Tom Wolffe

64. The Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde – Kevin MacNeil

63. Still Alice – Lisa Genova

62. Emma – Jane Austen

61. The Last Patriarch – Najat El Hachmi

60. A Not So Perfect Crime – Teresa Solana

59. The Lantern Bearers – Ronald Frame

58. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories – Robert Louis Stevenson

57. Room – Emma Donoghue

56. The Silence of the Rain – Luiz Alfredo Garcia Roza

55. In A Strange Room – Damon Galgut

54. Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson

53. Gentlemen and Players – Joanne Harris

52. The Sound of My Voice -Ron Butlin

51. All Men Are Liars – Alberto Manguel

50. Reckless – Cornelia Funke

49. Unwritten Secrets- Ronald Frame

48.Greyfriars Bobby – Eleanor Atkinson

47. Midnight In A Perfect Life – Michael Collins

46. Stevenson under The Palm Trees – Alberto Manguel

45. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell

44. Even the Dogs – Jon McGregor

43. Tearjerker – Daniel Hayes

42. Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky

41. The Eternal Husband – Ffyodor Dostoevsky

40. The Existential Detective – Alice Thompson

39. Homage to Barcelona -Colm Tóibín

38. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

37. Soldiers of Salamis – Javier Cercas

36. Stone in a Landslide – Maria Babal

35. Beside the Sea – Veronique Olmi

34. The Daughter of Time – Josephine Tey

33. The Sweetness of Life – Paulus Hochgatterer

32. The Snows of Yesteryear – Gregor von Rezzori

31. Effie: A Victorian Scandal – Merryn Williams

30. The White Woman on The Green Bicycle – Monique Roffey

29. May Day – F Scott Fitzgerald

28. After The Fire, A Still Small Voice – Evie Wild

27. Settlement – Christoph Hein

26. The Boys In The Trees – Mary Swan

25. The Arsenic Century – James C Whorton

24. A Happy Man – Hans Jorg Schertenleib

23. Black Water Rising – Attica Locke

22. Hector and the Search for Happiness – Francois Lelord

21. Daphne – Justine Picardie

20. Hearts and Minds – Amanda Craig

19. The Lady Elizabeth – Alison Weir

18. Selected Stories – Stefan Zweig

17. The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag- Alan Bradley

16. The Long Song – Andrea Levy

15. A Razor Wrapped In Silk – Roger N Morris

14. The Ninth Wave – Russell Celyn Jones

13. White Ravens – Owen Sheers

12. Vanessa and Virginia – Susan Sellers

11. The Island – Victoria Hislop

10. Fear – Stefan Zweig

9.  The Last Station – Jay Parini

8.  The Rapture – Liz Jensen

7.  The House of the Mosque – Kader Abdolah

6. Family Romance – John Lanchester

5.  Pastors and Masters – Ivy Compton Burnett

4.   Blood Red, Snow White – Marcus Sedgwick

3. Miss Thing – Nora Chassler

2. Poor Mercy – Jonathan Falla

1. Dirty Snow – Georges Simenon Aquis Submersus The Island – R J Price

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