Three Reading Recommendations from 2010

In 2010 I read 119 books, the same as last year within a natural variation (118 in 2009), which I find quite amusing. They covered a broad range of topics and styles.

I came across forgettable books and useful or rereadable books, but there's three I'd like to recommend this year.

Best Fiction Book

The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks

I'm cheating a bit here, since this isn't actually a single book but three books. But the characters captivated me and the fantasy world enveloped me more than any other fiction book I read this year.

Best Taking Action Book

Switch by Chip and Dan Heath

I loved the practical way this book approached making change not quite so hard by dealing with the different parts of the brain. I was going to claim this as the best business book, but the implications are so much broader I needed to change that.

Best Other Book

Why Do I Love These People? by Po Bronson

This one touched my heart - seeing how familiar and strange and messy a wide selection of families are. The writing was great and I loved the windows into real people's lives.