The most memorable books of 2010

I tried. I really did. But this is as good as it gets. I've whittled my list of books read in 2010 (156 157!) down to the following list of most memorable books of 2010. And, yes, there are 57 of 'em. I make no apologies.

A Man for All Seasons (Robert Bolt) Play, modern classic.

What Learning Leaves (Taylor Mali) Poetry.

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement (Robert J. Marzano) Education.

Stargirl (Jerry Spinelli) YA fiction, audiobook.

Little Bee (Chris Cleave) Fiction.

The Hole We're In (Gabrielle Zevin) Fiction.

The Snow Goose (Paul Gallico) YA fiction.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows) Fiction.

The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child (Robert Frank) Education.

William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-200 (William Eggleston) Photography, essays.

Poems from the Like Free Zone (Taylor Mali) Poetry, audiobook.

Burnt Toast on Davenport Street (Tim Egan) Juvenile fiction, read-aloud.

Love in a Time of Homeschooling: A Mother and Daughter's Uncommon Year (Laura Brodie) Memoir; education.

As You Like It (William Shakespeare) Play, classic.

I Am Not a Serial Killer (Dan Wells) YA fiction.

The Other Family (Joanna Trollope) Fiction.

Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith (Deborah Heiligman) Non-fiction.

An Education (Lynn Barber) Memoir.

The Perilous Gard (Elizabeth Mary Pope) YA fiction.

Alan's War: The Memories of GI Alan Cope (Emmanuel Guibert) Graphic biography.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain) Classic.

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Classic.

The Tempest (William Shakespeare) Play, classic.

The Wednesday Wars (Gary Schmidt) YA fiction, audiobook.

WWW : Wake (Robert J. Sawyer) Science fiction.

Nothing But the Truth (Avi) YA fiction.

A Girl of the Limberlost (Gene Porter Stratton) Classic.

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare) Play, classic.

Trouble (Gary Schmidt) YA fiction.

The Education of Little Tree (Forrest Carter) Fiction.

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? (Karyl McBride) Psychology.

Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare) Play, classic.

Freckles (Gene Stratton-Porter) Fiction.

Henry V (William Shakespeare) Play, classic.

Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It (Maile Meloy) Fiction, short stories.

Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring (Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan) Juvenile non-fiction.

The Mailbox (Audrey Shafer) YA fiction.

Dante's Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation (Seymour Chwast) Graphic novel.

Stoner (John Williams) Fiction.

A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) Classic.

The Walking Dead, Books One through Thirteen (Robert Kirkman) Graphic series.

And the Pursuit of Happiness (Maira Kalman) Art.

Summer of My German Soldier (Bette Greene) Fiction.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Elizabeth George Speare) Fiction.

Ex Machina, Vol. 10: Term Limits (Brian K. Vaughan) Graphic series.

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