Monday, January 24, 2011

Favorite Books 2010

Here are some of my favorite books from last year -- click to read my reviews on goodreads!
  1. Hands down the best book I read this year was Stephen Kinzer's journalistic history of Nicaragua -- Blood of Brothers. Obviously not everyone is going to nerd out on this topic the way I did, but it really is a terrific book and I definitely recommend it to anyone even vaguely interested in Latin America or Cold War history. It's also a story more Americans should know and understand since Nicaragua is Case File #1 in American Interventionism Gone Bad.

  2. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  3. The Magicians, by Lev Grossman
  4. Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest
  5. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
  6. Manhood for Amateurs, by Michael Chabon
  7. Little, Big, by Michael John Crowley
  8. Kraken, by China Miéville
  9. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, by David Foster Wallace
  10. Halting State, by Charles Stross