Worst Fiction 2010:

10. The Three Weissmanns of Westport – Cathleen Schine

9. The Scent of Rain and Lightning – Nancy Pickard

8. How to Read the Air – Dinaw Mengestu

7. Hester – Paula Reed

6. All That Follows – Jim Crace

5. The Instructions –Adam Levin

4. The Privileges – Jonathan Dee

3. The Four Fingers of Doom – Rick Moody

2. The Passage – Justin Cronin

1. Freedom – Jonathan Franzen

Worst Nonfiction, 2010:

10. The War Lovers – Evan Thomas/Imperial Cruise – James Bradley

9. Washington – Ron Chernow

8. You Are Not a Gadget – Jaron Lanier

7. Reality Hunger – David Shields

6. George Eliot in Love – Brenda Maddox

5. Hitch-22 – Christopher Hitchens/Life –Keith Richards

4. The Last Boy – Jane Leavy/The Last Hero – Howard Bryant

3. Between Two Worlds – Roxanna Saberi/Porait of a Drug Addict as a Young Man –Bill Clegg

2. Courage and Consequence – Karl Rove/Crisis & Command – Johh Yoo

1. Decision Points – George W. Bush

Best Fiction, 2010:

10. Witz –Joshua Cohen

9. You Lost Me There – Rosecrans Baldwin

8. Calendar of Regrets – Lance Olsen

7. Skippy Dies – Paul Murray

6. Easy for You – Shannan Rouss

5. Eddie Signwriter – Adam Schwartzman

4. Eight White Nights – Andre Aciman

3. Under the Small Lights – John Cotter

2. The Fairest Portion of the Globe – Frances Hunter

1. The Unnamed – Joshua Ferris

Best Nonfiction, 2010:

10 Denys Wortman’s New York

9. Dickinson – Helen Vendler

8. Ratification – Pauline Maier

7. Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years – Diarmaid Macullough

6. The Book in the Renaissance – Andrew Pettegee

5. Cleopatra – Stacy Schiff

4. Americans in Paris – Charles Glass

3. American Caesars – Nigel Hamilton

2. Lost Dogs – Jim Gorant

1. The Emperor of All Maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee

 

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