The 10 Best "Best of" Books of 2010
A list of the best best-ofs has some interesting things on it this year. What's missing? And what will you read?
The 2010 list season is upon us, and on Sunday, the Los Angeles Times made use of the catchy 10/10/10 date to kick it off. They listed the 10 best "best-of" books of 2010 (which means one 10 got left out, right? But never mind). There's some fun ones on the list that I didn't know existed and want to read, specifically The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 by Dave Eggers and an 826 student, and I always enjoy The Best Food Writing series. I also think it's interesting that there's a best-of-web book, though I don't know that that's going to be on my reading list any time soon.
Which do you want to read? And anything missing?
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (Mariner Books), edited by Richard Russo.
Best European Fiction 2011 (Dalkey Archive), edited by Aleksander Hemon.
Best Food Writing 2010 (Da Capo Press), edited by Holly Hughes.
The Best American Comics 2010 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), edited by Neil Gaiman.
The Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale University Press), edited by Julian Dibble.
The Best American Poetry 2010 (Scribner Poetry), edited by Amy Gerstler.
The Best Music Writing 2010 (Da Capo Press), edited by The Times’ Ann Powers.
The Best of the Web 2010 (Dzanc Books), edited by Kathy Fish.
The Best American Travel Writing 2010 (Mariner Books), edited by Bill Buford.
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (Mariner Press), edited by Dave Eggers with a student committee from the 826 centers.
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