Stephen King Names The Best Books He’s Read in 2010

Stephen King is a regular columnist for Entertainment Weekly magazine and in the issue cover-dated December 17, 2010, Mr. King lists the 10 best books he’s read this year, being careful to point out that this does NOT mean they were published this year. I’m feeling a bit culturally deprived because I have not read even one of these books, though a couple have been on my list of “want to read.”

10. City of Thieves by David Benioff

9. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (the first one of these on my “want to read” list)

8. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

7. Blood’s a Rover by James Ellroy

6. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

5. Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

4. Savages by Don Winslow

3. I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

2. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (the second one of these on my “want to read” list)

1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Have you read any of these books yet? If so, would you count them as a “best book read in 2010”?

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