Monday, January 3, 2011

Best Books of 2010: TWC's Community's Picks

We asked The Writer’s Center’s Facebook and Twitter followers, as well as our staff and workshop leaders, their picks for the Best Books of 2010. The votes are in and here are the results:

Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir by Jessica O’Dwyer  (Lynn Adams Buckley on Facebook)

Emails from an Asshole: Real People Being Stupid by John Lindsay (Nicole Webster-Hollandsworth on Facebook)

Great House: A Novel by Nicole Krauss (Jonathan Fiedler on Facebook)

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Besitary by David Sedaris  (Leila Emery on Facebook)

The Imperfectionists: A Novel  by Tom Rachman (Ann Kellett on Facebook)
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans (Caitlin Hill from The Writer’s Center)

Room by Emma Donoghue - (Janet Smith on Facebook and Leslie Pietrzyk from The Writer’s Center)

African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston by Randy Weston and Willard Jenkins (Suzan Jenkins on Facebook)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Suzan Jenkins on Facebook)

Hurricanes in Paradise by Denise Hildreth Jones (Donna B. Russell on Facebook)

A Reader on Reading by Alberto Manguel (Sue Jonsberg on Facebook)

Boys and Girls Like You and Me by Aryn Kyle (DJFS on Twitter)

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (Wilson Wyatt)

How They Were Found by Matt Bell (Kyle Semmel from The Writer’s Center)

Extraordinary Renditions by Andrew Ervin (Kyle Semmel from The Writer’s Center)

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes (Terry.oc by e-mail)

SPIN by Moira Egan (Ed Perlman by e-mail)

Right of Way by Andrew Wingfield (David Taylor from The Writer’s Center)

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