Emma Donoghue’s ‘Room’ tops Indigo’s ‘Best of 2010’ list

by W. Andrew Powell

Room by Emma Donoghue

Room by Emma Donoghue

The year is coming to a close, and with it comes a deluge of “best-of” lists covering everything from video games and movies to music and television, but we had a soft spot for this collection of greats from Indigo Books who named their best and most sold fiction and non-fiction books from the last 12 months.

“Our Best of 2010 List is an exciting collection of titles that undoubtedly keep people talking,” said Bahram Olfati, Vice President Adult Trade, Indigo Books & Music Inc., in a press release from the company, “and each of the books on the list makes a meaningful and affordable gift.”

Indigo’s Best of 2010
1. Room, Emma Donoghue
2. Changing My Mind, Margaret Trudeau
3. Life, Keith Richards
4. At Home, Bill Bryson
5. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson
6. The Big Short, Michael Lewis
7. The Passage, Justin Cronin
8. Tiger, John Vaillant
9. The Beauty of Humanity Movement, Camilla Gibb
10. Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

At the same time, Indigo released two other lists, which included their best teen and tween reads for 2010:

Indigo’s Best Teen Reads 2010
Best Read: Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Best Canadian Read: The Reckoning, Kelley Armstrong
Best New Writer: Fallen, Lauren Kate
Best Teen Series: Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead
Best Lip Lock: Bella & Edward from Breaking Dawn, Stephanie Meyer
Best Hottie: Jace Waylaynd from Mortal Instruments: City of Glass, Cassandra Clare
Best Book-to-Flick, sponsored by Cineplex: Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, JK Rowling
Best Hero, sponsored by Indigo Love of Reading Foundation: Percy Jackson from The Last Olympian, Rick Riordan
Best Villain: Alice Milthorpe from Prophecy of the Sisters, Michelle Zink
Best All Time Fave: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling

Indigo’s Best Kids Reads 2010
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5 The Ugly Truth, Jeff Kinney
Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero, Rick Riordan
Search for WondLa, Tony DiTerlizzi
Smile, Raina Telgemeier
Thea Stilton Adventure Box Set, Thea Stilton
Adventures of Ook & Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future, Dav Pilkey
Miss Lina’s Ballerinas, Grace Maccarone
On the Night You Were Born, Nancy Tillman
Roslyn Rutabaga & the Biggest Hole on Earth, Marie-Louise Gay
Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Gordon Lightfoot

For more on these books, or to pick up other books or e-books, head over to www.chapters.indigo.ca.

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