Today's list comes from Marcia Aronson, Manager of Diversity and Accesibility Services at Ottawa Public Library. She also puts together great lists of book club picks every year and is an avid reader. Here are her favourite reads of 2010:
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. Delightful satire.
Great House by Nicole Krauss. Well-written convergence of four stories of loss, memory & loss.
Solar by Ian McEwan. Fabulous comic novel, well written satire.
Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada, translated by Michael Hoffman. Emotionally difficult novel to read but a must for anyone who wants to understand the life & choices of the common man under a wartime regime.
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. Intimate view of ex-pat journalists.
The Man From Saigon by Marti Leimbach. Viet Nam War from the perspective of a female journalist.
What Is Left the Daughter by Howard Norman. Novel of love, strong emotions and forgiveness set in Nova Scotia.
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer. Beautifully written historical romance.
Room by Emma Donoghue. Totally consuming.
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant. Magical adventure set in Siberia.