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Your Top 20 Books of 2010 Your Top 20 Books of 2010

We all love lists and we all hate to miss out on good reading so we thought we would find out and let you know which were the most popular books of 2010 - as chosen by You! We hope you enjoy them.

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One Day by David Nicholls
One Day
David Nicholls
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 23 February 2012. One of Richard Bacon's favourite books. A 2011...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2010
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making - Includes Two Unpublished Poirot Stories by John Curran
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making - Includes Two Unpublished Poirot Stories
John Curran
August 2010 Book of the Month. A must for all fans and anyone wanting to discover her for the first time. Consisting of 73 discovered notebooks outlining plots and ideas, illustrations and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/08/2010
Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
Last Letter from Your Lover
Jojo Moyes
If you are looking for a thoroughly romantic read that will have you grabbing for the tissues with tears of joy and sadness then this is a must read. It’s full of warm and wonderful characters and will keep you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2010
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel
February 2012 Guest Editor Joanna Trollope on Hilary Mantel... I loved her writing, long before the mega success of Wolf Hall. She wrote the best novel (bad title – A Place of Greater Safety) I ever read about the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2010
Rupture by Simon Lelic
Simon Lelic
Shortlisted for the Galaxy New Writer of the Year 2010. September 2010 Debut of the Month. CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Finalist 2010. It has been some time since...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2010
The Beach Hut by Veronica Henry
The Beach Hut
Veronica Henry
July 2010 Book of the Month. This is a lovely canvas on which to tell a series of family stories over some fifty years as we follow the interactions between beach house...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2010
Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes
Unhooking the Moon
Gregory Hughes
Winner of the BookTrust Teenage Book Prize 2010 and Shortlisted for the prestigious Branford Boase Award 2011. One absolutely, indisputably MEGA story! This highly recommended title is a beautifully written, utterly original, funny and bittersweet tale about two...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/04/2010
Bloody Women by Helen FitzGerald
Bloody Women
Helen FitzGerald
It’s not often you come across a thriller that is as funny as it is scary but here is such a book with the title a slight give away to the tone. When Cat tries to settle her pre-wedding nerves...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2010
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Sky is Everywhere
Jandy Nelson
June 2010 Debut of the Month. This is a debut novel that once read will never be forgotten. It's a vibrant, deeply romantic novel that will bring tears to your eyes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2010
Skin and Bones by Tom Bale
Skin and Bones
Tom Bale
February 2010 Debut of the Month. With one of the best opening pages to a book you’ll ever read this electrifying debut thriller will leave you gasping for breath. Reminiscent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2010
Fatal Cut by June Hampson
Fatal Cut
June Hampson
Daisy Lane, a gangster’s moll with a difference, her man is in prison and she must watch over his interests, but she has a policeman sweetheart, two sons and a rival gangster to juggle, and then a figure from the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/01/2010
Angels in the Snow by Sarah Morgan
Angels in the Snow
Sarah Morgan
December 2010 Book of the Month. A wonderfully feel-good novel with a Christmas storyline and one that’s full of romance and sparkle particularly when snowflakes are falling, Christmas carols are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2010
The Burning by Jane Casey
The Burning
Jane Casey
November 2010 Book of the Month. This is the new psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of The Missing. A serial killer is on the loose who wants to watch his victims’...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2010
Shadowplay by Karen Campbell
Karen Campbell
CWA Gold Dagger Finalist 2010. CWA Judges’ comments: 'A strongly realised female protagonist in a substantial Glasgow police procedural. Anna Cameron is caught between the personal and the professional pitfalls of power and influence in the force.'
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/08/2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
Stieg Larsson
Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year 2010. This is the final part of this brilliant trilogy and we will be sorry to see the last of Lisbeth Salander who has proved to be a formidable...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/01/2010
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
Sacred Hearts
Sarah Dunant
Shortlisted for the inaugural Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction 2010. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 6 June 2010. Featured on The TV Book Club on More4 on 31 January 2010. Convent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
The Best of Matt by Matthew Pritchett
The Best of Matt
Matthew Pritchett
Consistently sharp and on the button, Matt distils the last twelve months through his Daily Telegraph cartoons. Like for Like ReadingPrivate Eye: A Cartoon History, Nick Newman (Editor)The Best of Alex 2013, Russell Taylor...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2013
The Legacy by Katherine Webb
The Legacy
Katherine Webb
A superb family drama, full of secrets and betrayals, love and resentment. Two sisters return to the house of their grandmother, following her death, and while sorting out the family affairs the uncover secrets long held buried. A really absorbing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Sky is Everywhere
Jandy Nelson
This is a debut novel that once read will never be forgotten. It's a vibrant, deeply romantic novel that will bring tears to your eyes but it will also bring laughter through the tears! It's also funny, sexy and deeply meaningful. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2011
Down Among the Dead Men: A Year in the Life of a Mortuary Technician by Michelle Williams
Down Among the Dead Men: A Year in the Life of a Mortuary Technician
Michelle Williams
For most of us, a visit to the Mortuary will be on a gurney, in no fit state to learn about how our society deals with bodies involved in suspicious deaths. Thanks to Ms Williams then for showing us what...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/06/2010
An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
An Echo in the Bone
Diana Gabaldon
Once upon a recent time Claire stepped through some standing stones in Scotland and found herself in the Jacobean uprising. Six books ago she fell in love with Jamie and married him. Her big gift to him is her knowledge...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2010
Recipe for Life by Nicky Pellegrino
Recipe for Life
Nicky Pellegrino
March 2010 Editor's Choice. Nicky Pellegrino has a knack for transporting you in to the Italian countryside, smelling and tasting the air and the food and feeling the sun on your face. Another lovely tale of relationships, friendships...
Format: Trade Paperback - Released: 18/03/2010
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What good is a new year without a look back at the last one? So, in time honoured tradition we've analysed all the visits, page views and book downloads to put together the 20 most popular books, according to our readers, of 2010.

As ever you'll find some of the 'usual suspects' but also a lot of fresh surprises - which shows off your love of reading books from debut authors as well as the growing trend of Young Adult Fiction 'crossing over' in to the grown-ups market, such as the Winner of the Book Trust Teenage Book Prize 2010 Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes


David Nicholls
Diana Gabaldon
Gregory Hughes
Helen FitzGerald
Hilary Mantel
Jandy Nelson
Jane Casey
John Curran
Jojo Moyes
June Hampson
Karen Campbell
Katherine Webb
Michelle Williams
Nicky Pellegrino
Sarah Dunant
Sarah Morgan
Simon Lelic
Stieg Larsson
Tom Bale
Veronica Henry