There’s no formula for choosing the books of the year. Some break ground, some tackle familiar themes with new energy. Some represent the best work from established authors, some introduce us to important new voices. And some are simply in-house favourites we feel deserve a little more attention. Together, these 20 books made the biggest impact in 2010.
- » Room, Emma Donoghue
- » Annabel, Kathleen Winter
- » Beatrice & Virgil, Yann Martel
- » Light Lifting, Alexander MacLeod
- » Ilustrado, Miguel Syjuco
- » The Death of Donna Whalen, Michael Winter
- » Curiosity, Joan Thomas
- » The Sky is Falling, Caroline Adderson
- » Bloom, Michael Lista
- » The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada, Marci McDonald
- » Mordecai: The Life & Times, Charles Foran
- » Kenk: A Graphic Portrait, Richard Poplak; Nick Marinkovich, illus.
- » Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven, Ross King
- » The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, Johan Vaillant
- » The Book of Awesome, Neil Pasricha
- » Think Again, JonArno Lawson; Julie Morstad, illus.
- » For the Win, Cory Doctorow
- » I Know Here, Laurel Croza; Matt James, illus.
- » The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest, Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read
- » Prisoner of Dieppe: World War II, Hugh Brewster
- » Blood and Iron: Building the Railway, Paul Yee