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Archive - 2010 Nominations

Selected Book:

  • The Translator by Daoud Hari

 

Selection Finalists:

  • A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey by Ron Suskind
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • Fieldnotes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Maus by Art Spiegelman
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • Quantum Lyrics: Poems by A. Van Jordan
  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
  • Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin

 

Additional Nominations:

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines
  • A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
  • A Slobbering Love Affair by Bernard Goldberg
  • A Street in Marrakech by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • After Dachau by Daniel Quinn
  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Vol. 1 by M.T. Anderson
  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
  • Aya by Marguerite Abouet
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  • Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini
  • The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah
  • Black Dog of Fate by Peter Balakian
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Taleb
  • The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
  • Bliss by Oz Livaneli
  • Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  • Bound for Glory by Woody Guthrie
  • Breaking Point by Alex Flinn
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • The Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place and a Call to Action by Ned Tillman
  • The Color of Water by James McBride
  • Company by Max Barry
  • Confessions by Augustine
  • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William Mcdonough
  • Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Descartes Bones: A Skeletal Histor of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason by Russell Shorto
  • Desert Dawn by Waris Dirie
  • Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Endgame by Samuel Beckett
  • Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Fade to Black by Alex Flinn
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
  • Fault Lines by Nancy Huston
  • The Following Story by Cees Nooteboom
  • Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
  • Go Ask Alice by Ellen Hopkins
  • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  • God Knows by Joseph Heller
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  • Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded - Why We Need a Green Revolution -- and How It Can Renew America by Tom Friedman
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
  • Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer
  • Into the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn
  • Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
  • Katie.com: My Story by Katherine Tarbox
  • Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind by Gary Marcus
  • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  • Leap into Darkness: Seven Years on the Run in Wartime Europe by Leo Bretholz
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty by Peter Singer
  • Looking Backward: 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • My Antonia by Willa Catcher
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle, trans. Ross
  • Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi Asgedom
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick
  • One-Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Out Stealing Horses by Per Patterson
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Pimp: The Story of My Life by Iceberg Slim
  • Pride and Predjudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Rendevous with Rama by Arthur Clarke
  • Republic by Plato
  • Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  • The Shack by William Paul Young
  • Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford
  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  • The Simple Truth by David Baldacci
  • Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • The Sisters Antipodes by Jane Alison
  • Slaughter House-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Sold by Patricia McCormick
  • Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience by Rob Hopkins
  • The Turning of the World (The Soundscape) by R. Murray Schafer
  • The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall
  • The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  • Way of a Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Daniel Millman
  • The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
  • The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs