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Dec 29, 2010

Our special year-end episode is here! We announce the top 10 books of 2010, as voted by you, our listeners. Then Ann and I each pick 5 books we loved this year (plus one extra each for good measure!)

Your Top Ten

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote in our Favorite Books of 2010 Listeners' Poll. Without further ado, here are the top 10 vote-getters:

1. Room by Emma Donoghue
2. The Passage by Justin Cronin
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
6. (tie) Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
6. (tie) Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
8. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
9. (tie) The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
9. (tie) Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

Michael's Top Five (5:30)

The Bells by Richard Harvell

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch

Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

and a belated discovery: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Ann's Top Five (9:27)

How to Live by Sarah Bakewell

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross

The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

and a belated discovery: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Be sure to tune in next episode when we'll be giving you a sneak peek of some of the books we're looking forward to in the early part of 2011.