Fanciful Reader

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My favorite books of 2010

Here are my top ten reads of 2010–in no particular order:

Lessons in French by Laura Kinsale. This one took me by surprise, because I didn’t like it that much right after I read it. Even though it’s one of the first books I read in 2010, the characters and writing have really stayed with me all year, especially the French hero. I was reminded of this when I started reading The Shadow and the Star a few weeks ago. I’m determined to ignore my out-of-control TBR pile and re-read this sometime.

Nine rules to break when romancing a rake by Sarah Maclean. This was a really funny, hot read!

Flat out sexy by Erin McCarthy. I adored the beta hero, Elec.


Tempt me at twilight by Lisa Kleypas.
I read all the books about the Hathaways this year and this one really stood out as my favorite.

The Lady Julia Grey series by Deanna Raybourn.–I’m cheating a little and counting this as one book. I read books 1-3 and have book #4 on my Kindle. Nicholas Brisbane, need I say more?

Rebel by Zoe Archer. Actually all the books in the Blades of the Rose series but this is my favorite so far.

Unveiled by Courtney Milan. This doesn’t come out until February but I got to read it through Netgalley. Super-swoonworthy hero and beautiful writing!

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon. I read books 1-4 in the Outlander series this summer, and this one was my favorite because of the rich description of the colonial America setting.

L.A. Cinderella by Amanda Berry. I really enjoyed this plain-Jane accountant meets Hollywood hottie story. It was one of the few books I managed to finish on my summer vacation.

Shopaholic and baby by Sophie Kinsella. I love this series but haven’t kept up with it, so I read this for the first time when I was recovering from my post-summer vacation cold. It also led to a re-read of several other of the Shopaholic books.

What about you?: Are any of the same books on your list of favorites?