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Feb 20, 2011

Amazon.com Best of 2010 - Books

We love lists. I posted a list of the best books I read in 2010.
Amazon knows that we love lists. Every year for the past several years they have published such lists at the end of each year. Last year's (that would be 2010) lists have been published by Amazon.

Here is the link to their 2010 page - Best of 2010: Books

Here are some lists from their many, many lists:

Top 100 Editors' Picks
(I have listed only 10 here)
Books:
  1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  2. Faithful Place: A Novel
  3. Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
  4. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  5. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
  6. Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
  7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  8. To the End of the Land
  9. Just Kids
  10. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Kindle Versions:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  Faithful Place: A Novel Matterhorn Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest To the End of the Land Just Kids The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine


Top 100 Customer Picks
(I have listed only 10 here)
  1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  2. (Hardcover, 2010) Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything (Hardcover, 2010)
  3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)
  4. Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10)
  5. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
  6. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
  7. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga) (Hardcover)
  8. Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
  9. Sh*t My Dad Says
  10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Kindle Versions:
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Women Food and God Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime  The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) Sh*t My Dad Says The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


Top 10 Books: Business & Investing
Editor's Picks:
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Switch(Switch:How to Change Things When Change Is Hard)(Hardcover)(2010)byHeath &byHeath The Art of Choosing The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires (Borzoi Books) Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at HomeWhen I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive ManAppetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West

Editor Picks: Kindle e-books:
  1. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine 
  2. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
  3. The Art of Choosing
  4. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
  5. Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
  6. Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy
  7. No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller
  8. The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
  9. When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man
  10. Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West

Customer Favorites:
  1. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine 
  2. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  3. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
  4. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
  5. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
  6. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness (3rd Edition Revised and Updated)
  7. On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System
  8. Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's Growth
  9. 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness (3rd Edition Revised and Updated) Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Drive Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's Growth 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown


Top 10 Books: Science
Editor's Picks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality The Grand Design The Mind's Eye The Evolution of Childhood: Relationships, Emotion, Mind Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math


Editor's Picks: Kindle e-books
  1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  2. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
  3. The Emperor of All Maladies
  4. The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
  5. Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
  6. The Grand Design
  7. The Mind's Eye
  8. Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality

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