Denise's Favorite Reads of 2010
It's that time of year again. I hope you'll find something interesting on my list. These days if I can get through a story, that alone makes it a winner in my book (no pun intended). These novels kept me spellbound. As usual, to prevent this list from looking like unwinsome self promotion, I've omitted my very favorite authors, the Girls Write Out girls. :-)
Don't forget to tell me your favorite title of 2010--I have B&N gift cards I'm dying to put to good use!
In no particular order:
The Help by Kathryn Stockett--Never mind the uninspired cover and boring-sounding plot. BUY THIS BOOK! Debut novel.
Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner--She weaves the present and past for an elegantly told romantic tale.
Her Mother's Hope
and Her Daughter's Dreams
by Francine Rivers--A 2-book family saga that'll keep you
reading happily for weeks.
Summer's Child by Diane Chamberlain--A newborn baby turns up on a beach, no mother in sight. Diane Chamberlain tells a tale of romance and mystery.
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen--Another uninspired cover overcome by good storytelling. Warning, there were some disturbingly graphic scenes in this one.
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah--Another story that blends past and present with style.
House Rules by Jodi Piccoult--A boy with Asperger's Syndrome becomes entangled in a legal snare.
The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano--Unusual and engrossing story of a woman in the witness protection program and the Mafia man assigned to find her. Debut novel.