It’s hard to decide between fiction, biographies and decor books. First, I have to disclose that I tend to wait until novels come out in paperback (and show up at my favorite second-hand store) so I can spend my limited book resources on gorgeous tomes like, sigh, the Louis Vuitton trunks book. But I did enjoy the Franzen book in hardcover. I loved the book of letters between Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. I got my hands on an advance reader’s copy of Mr. Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt and it was wonderful. And then there was that gorgeous Cleopatra biography by Stacy Schiff.

But my favorite book? I’m going to pick something completely indulgent, like a box of multi-colored macarons from Ladurée.

It was Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. for just the pure joy of it.

(Photo by Lola Thomasina.)



20 Comments on What’s your favorite book of 2010?

  1. I guess mine doesn't count because it's 3 years old, but really, really enjoying Against The Day by Thomas Pynchon

  2. I haven't read much that was newly released this year, but the one I'm most anxious to read is Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simsonson. It sounds unstoppably charming. (:

  3. I am soooo adding your blog to my daily reads.
    I adore it already because I never have the time to read and now you are inspired me to do just that!
    :-) You are darling.

    PS- I am interested in sponsor spot.

    xxxxx Emily from EL Vintage

  4. I don't know if it's the best book of the year for me, but I LOVED Fifth
    Avenue, 5am. Have to get it back from my friend so I can read it again. :)

  5. I am so excited to add your blog to my reader! Nothing is better than a good book…indulgence at its finest.

  6. I can't decide…I read too many different things – wouldn't be fair to compare. But I know most of us who read it, enjoyed Patti Smith's book…it's out in paper for those who would like to give it for a holiday gift. xo

  7. "Let the Great World Spin" by Colum McCann. I was really moved by this book, a beautiful read. So much wisdom in this book.