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Top Ten Books of 2010

10.Bridget Jones's Diary - Fielding
"It struck me as pretty ridiculous to be called Mr. Darcy and to stand on your own looking snooty at a party. It's like being called Heathcliff and insisting on spending the entire evening in the garden, shouting "Cathy" and banging your head against a tree."

9. Sleepwalk with Me - Birbiglia
(couldn't find a quote and my copy is in Chicago)
really hits the heart of Birbiglia's comedy. Some of his stories have been used in other shows, but having them all here in this very personal and hilarious book is amazing.

8. The Help - Stockett
"Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, "Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?"

7. The Tower, The Zoo and The Tortoise - Stuart
A charming story of loss, and what makes life worth living - set at the Tower of London.

6. I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti - Melucci
Oh. Em. Gee. There were so many delectable recipes in this memoir, and also the hope that not every guy is a total asshole.

5. Claude & Camille - Cowell
I wish I had my book here. There were so many lovely quotes and I can't find any of them online. In short, a stories of the young impressionists, and the love of Claude Monet's life. Totally worth a read.

4. Arcadia Falls - Goodman
I fell in love with Carol Goodman this year. Her novels are very similar, and the twists rarely suprising, but I love what she's writing about. Here it's art, fairy tales and a run down boarding school. It fit me to a tee, and I loved the fairy tale she invented to be intertwined with the main story.

3. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - Rowling
"Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right."

2. The Thirteenth Tale - Setterfield
"I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child. I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Yet it is not the same. Books are, for me, it must be said, the most important thing; what I cannot forget is that there was a time when they were at once more banal and more essential than that. When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic yearning for the lost pleasure of books. It is not a yearning that one ever expects to be fulfilled."

1. The Book Thief Zusak
"It’s a small story really, about, among other things:

* A girl
* Some words
* An accordionist
* Some fanatical Germans
* A Jewish fist fighter
* And quite a lot of thievery"



Sarah Joyce

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