#TBT: 2010

Popular Books Published in 2010

The Gifts of Imperfection / Brene Brown

An expert of the psychology of shame presents advice on how to overcome paralyzing fears and self-consciousness, and at the same time increase feelings of self-worth, gratitude, and acceptance. (158.2 BRO)

 

A Dog’s Purpose / W. Bruce Cameron

Searching for his purpose over the course of multiple canine lives, Bailey is reborn as a golden-haired puppy after a tragic death as a stray and shares a loving bond with young Ethan before he again dies and starts over. (FIC CAMERON)

 

Clockwork Angel / Cassandra Clare

When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell’s older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London’s dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother. (TEEN FIC CLARE)

The Passage / Justin Cronin

The latest test subject in a covert government experiment, abandoned six-year-old Amy is rescued by an FBI agent who hides them in the Oregon hills, from which Amy emerges a century later to save the human race from a terrifying virus. (FIC CRONIN)

 

Fall of Giants / Ken Follett

This is a huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. (FIC FOLLETT)

 

Winter Garden / Kristin Hannah

Reunited when their beloved father falls ill, sisters Meredith and Nina find themselves under the shadow of their disapproving mother, whose painful history is hidden behind her rendition of a Russian fairy tale told to the sisters in childhood. (FIC HANNAH)

 

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption / Laura Hillenbrand

Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war. (940.5472 HIL)

 

I Am Number Four / Pittacus Lore

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien. (TEEN FIC LORE BK.1)

Anna and the French Kiss / Stephanie Perkins

Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to spend her senior year at a boarding school in Paris? Anna Oliphant, that’s who. Besides barely speaking French, Anna is perfectly happy at home in Atlanta, Georgia. But Anna’s father insists, so Paris it is. And Anna does warm up to the city…especially after she meets gorgeous Etienne St. Clair, who seems to return her interest but already has a girlfriend. (TEEN FIC PERKINS)

The Lost Hero / Rick Riordan

Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for “bad kids,” find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself. (J FIC / J PBK RIORDAN)

 

Did you know? The population of the U.S. in 2010 was 308,745,538. 

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