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Some of my best books read in 2010

Wynne Kelly "Kellydoll"
 
Black Water Rising
Black Water Rising
"A gripping multi-layered thriller set in the American South"
The Children's Book
The Children's Book
"A beautifully written complex novel - not an easy read but well worth the effort."
David Copperfield (Wordsworth Classics)
David Copperfield (Wordsworth Classics)
"I'd forgotten how good this was!"
The Long Song
The Long Song
"Wonderful!  No punches are pulled in this slave narrative....."
Remarkable Creatures
Remarkable Creatures
"A simple story made into an enthralling novel."
The Slap
The Slap
"Life in modern suburban Melbourne - racism, violence, sexism and revenge!"
Solar
Solar
"Quite a departure for McEwan - a comic novel with a very serious heart."
2666
2666
"Do I get brownie points for completing this massive tome?  Brilliant and haunting."
Red Dust Road
Red Dust Road
"Jackie Kay's quest to find her birth parents.  Funny, unsentimental  and heartwarming"
The Lacuna
The Lacuna
"One of my favourites of the year.  Wonderful storytelling....."
The Help
The Help
"I don't know how anyone could not love this book....."
Room
Room
"Creepy and uncomfortable - but you won't be able to stop reading!"
The Tin Roof Blowdown
The Tin Roof Blowdown
"Forget the plot - read this for the wonderful characters and atmosphere..."
Freedom
Freedom
"The Great American Novel of 2010!"
The Good Earth
The Good Earth
"On the surface a story of a Chinese peasant family - but famine, infanticide, murder and theft all lurk in the background.  A true classic."
Down and Out in Paris and London (Penguin Modern Classics)
Down and Out in Paris and London (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Another classic revisited - what a great writer Orwell was...."