Library Journal’s Best Books of 2010 — with a BSC Connection!

Library Journal has selected a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles for its Best Books of 2010 list. 

LJ’s Book Review Editor Heather McCormack, BSC alum and daughter of faculty member Mike McCormack, had this to say about the list:  “My colleagues and I aimed to identify the very best books. But I’m pleased that our final list offers a mix of both the usual suspects and dark horse contenders. Our top ten serves the dual purpose of recognizing deservedly celebrated marquee names as well as showcasing rising talents who may have gone unnoticed because of the sheer volume of books published.”

Library Journal Best Books of 2010 (Call number included for titles available at BSC Library)

  • American Terroir by Rowan Jacobsen
  • By Nightfall by Michael Cunning ham (PS 3553 .Ur84 B9 2010)
  • Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (PS 3556 .R352 F74 2010)
  • How to Live, Or, a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell (PQ 1643 .B34 2010b)
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (RC 265.6 .L24 S55 2009)
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin
  • The Tiger by John Vaillant (SK 305 .T5 V35 2010)
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (E185.6 .W685 2010)
  • Walker Evans Decade by Decade [text] by James Crump

The full list, accompanied by approximately 20 notable titles and bests in genre fiction, how-to, and other genres (e.g., poetry, graphic novels, and memoir), will be published in the Nov. 18, 2010, installment of BookSmack!, LJ‘s twice-monthly e-newsletter, and in the December print issue.


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