FanLit’s Favorite Books of 2010

Each of us has listed a few of our our favorite 2010 releases (hover over the cover to see who recommends each book). This year we’ve added an audio category — these are books that were released on audio for the first time in 2010. Read some of our comments about these books in this post.

Guy Gavriel Kay Under HeavenN.K. Jemisin The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand KingdomsJoel Shepherd Tracato Jasper Kent Thirteen Years LaterJuliet Marillier Seer of SevenwatersFreda Warrington Midsummer NightFelix Gilman The Half-Made WorldKage Baker The Bird of the RiverJ.V. Jones Watcher of the DeadK.J. Parker The Folding KnifeSharon Shinn Troubled WatersIan Whates City of Dreams and NightmareSkyler White In Dreams BeginM.L.N. Hanover Black Sun's Daughter 3. Vicious GraceKat Richardson 5. LabyrinthNancy Holzner HellforgedWilliam Gibson Zero HistoryConnie Willis Blackout All Clearfantasy book reviews Justin Cronin The Passagefantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsIan McDonald The Dervish HousePatrick Rothfuss The Princess and Mr. Whiffle

Children / Young Adult

Matthew Kirby The Clockwork ThreeJonathan Stroud The Ring of SolomonKate Milford The BoneshakerPlain Kate Erin Bow


fantasy anthology review Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword & Sorcery George R.R. Martin WarriorsThe New Dead: A Zombie Anthology Christopher GoldenReal Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3Daniel Abraham Leviathan Weptfantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsThe Very Best of Charles de LintHolly Black The Poison Eaters

2010 Audiobooks

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsGene Wolfe The Shadow of the TorturerJulian May The Many-Coloured LandElizabeth Moon The Speed of DarkJesse Bullington The Sad Tale of the Brothers GrossbartGuy Gavriel Kay Under Heaven

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  1. Nathanael, Franziska, and Stephan, you guessed the most books. Please send me (Kat) your address and let me know which book you want from our stacks!

    link to contest

  2. I would like to add a book to the list.
    Black Sand written by Lisa Finder and published by Goodfellow Publishing Services. Black Sand is a wonderful fantasy set in the South Pacific. Lisa Finder’s style of writing is ethereal and she weaves in romance, suspense and social issues with dream like quality.

  3. There were a lot of really good books this year.

  4. Nathanael and Franziska, your books are on the way. Still waiting to hear from Stephan. Thanks for playing!!

  5. Wow, great stuff on your list. I just read Fire Watch recently, the award-winning short story that helped spark Blackout and All Clear. Loved it! I’ll definitely be reading both of those this year. Also want to get to more Ian McDonald. I first read him in 2010 and quickly became a fan.

    I was excited to get the beautiful de Lint collection for Christmas this year and know that one will be special.

  6. Thanks, Kat! I can’t wait!



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