books reviewed here 2010: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

This post lists the 83 books reviewed here in 2010. I began posting reviews to this blog in January that year. During the course of the year, I reviewed 51 novels and 32 nonfiction books. They’re all listed below, linked to their reviews. I also posted 8 commentaries and FAQs, which are listed at the bottom.

51 novels reviewed in 2010

The Godfather of Kathmandu (Sonchai Jitpleecheep #4) by John Burdett

Sea of Poppies (Ibis Trilogy #1) by Amitav Ghosh

Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh

The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault

Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch #14) by Michael Connelly

Blindspot by Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore

Vanished by Joseph Finder

Watch Your Back! by Donald E. Westlake

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium #2) by Stieg Larsson

Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga

And Justice There Is None (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James #8) by Deborah Crombie

Homer & Langley by E. L. Doctorow

Typhoon by Charles Cumming

Stardust by Joseph Kanon

The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

The Bellini Card (Inspector Yashim #3) by Jason Goodwin

River of Darkness (John Madden #1) by Rennie Airth

Conspirata (Ancient Rome Trilogy #2) by Robert Harris

The Ask by Sam Lipsyte

The One from the Other (Bernie Gunther #4) by Philip Kerr

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard

This Body of Death (Inspector Lynley #16) by Elizabeth George

Doors Open by Ian Rankin

The Double Comfort Safari Club (#1 Ladies Detective Agency #11) by Alexander McCall Smith

Innocent (Kindle County #8) by Scott Turow

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Millennium #3) by Stieg Larsson

The Case of the Missing Servant (Vish Puri #1) by Tarquin Hall

 Now May You Weep (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #9) by Deborah Crombie

At Risk by Patricia Cornwell

Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum #16) by Janet Evanovich

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1) by Kate Atkinson

Star Island by Carl Hiaasen

Body Work (V. I. Warshawski #14) by Sara Paretsky

March by Geraldine Brooks

Alibi by Joseph Kanon

Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

The Pyramid and Four Other Kurt Wallender Mysteries by Henning Mankell

Three Stations (Arkady Renko #7) by Martin Cruz Smith

In a Dark House by Deborah Crombie

Impact by Douglas Preston

Primitive by Mark Nykanen

Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre

Djibouti by Elmore Leonard

A Trace of Smoke (Hannah Vogel #1) by Rebecca Cantrell

Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad #3) by Tana French

Hollywood Hills (Hollywood #4) by Joseph Wambaugh

The Confession by John Grisham

32 nonfiction books reviewed in 2010

Obama’s Wars by Bob Woodward

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Nabeel’s Song: A Family Story of Survival in Iraq by Jo Tatchell

The Man Who Shocked the World: The Life and Legacy of Stanley Milgram by Thomas Blass

Soccer Against the Enemy by Simon Kuper

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick

Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured Allied Victory by Ben McIntyre

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It by Richard. A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick

War by Sebastian Junger

Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists, & Quiet Lovers of Justice by Si Kahn

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

Philanthropy and Social Investing: Blueprint 2010 by Lucy Bernholz

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Tribes by Seth Godin

Googled: The End of the World as We Know It by Ken Auletta

Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who Are Bringing Down the Internet by Joseph Menn

Losing the News: The Future of the News That Feeds Democracy by Alex S. Jones

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

Small Change: Why Business Won’t Save the World by Michael Edwards

Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness by Tracy Kidder

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink

A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.’s Scandalous Coming-of-Age by Richard Rayner

The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers by Vicky Ward

All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

8 commentaries and FAQs

“Do you really read all those books?” and other FAQs 

 “How much should books cost?” and other misleading questions

 More FAQs you didn’t ask

 Around the world with detective fiction

 Comparing iPad vs. Kindle

The best nonfiction books I’ve read in the last year or two

The future of books: why I love my Kindle e-reader

The 10 best historical novels I’ve read in the last year or two