|Amazon.com Editorial Team Unveils Best Books of 2010 List|
SEATTLE, Nov 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced its picks for Best Books of 2010. This annual feature includes the Editors' Picks for the Top 100 Books of the Year, the Top 100 Customer Favorites and Top 10 lists in nearly two dozen categories, from Literature & Fiction to Children's Picture Books. To see all of our Best Books of 2010, or to download one of the picks to your Kindle, go to www.amazon.com/bestbooks2010.
"Whether it was Jonathan Franzen's reunion with Oprah or the eagerly anticipated final books in blockbuster trilogies, 2010 had everyone talking about reading," said Daphne Durham, Managing Editor of Books at Amazon.com. "Deciding on our Top 100 Books is always a tough assignment, but our choice for the Best Book of the Year, Rebecca Skloot's 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,' was unanimous."
The Best Books of 2010 Store is live on Amazon.com. Our Best Book of the Year, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, was our spotlight pick for February's Best Book of the Month, it appeared on the Best Books of 2010...So Far list and also finished in our Top 10 Customer Favorites for our bestselling new releases of the year.
Here's a look at our Top 10 editors' picks for the year:
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