Our Favorites of the 2010s

By The Bookshop

By The Bookshop

Our favorite books of the last decade, you ask? And so you shall receive.

In the Distance

Hernan Diaz

$16.95 $15.59

“A retelling of The Odyssey but set in the American West of the 1850s, this is a ‘quiet’ and internal story in which the main character spends most of his time alone. It is so gorgeous (so original, so immersive, so unforgettable), it aches—in the most wonderful of ways.”—Joelle, owner, The Bookshop

Fates and Furies

Lauren Groff

$16.00 $14.72

“As Groff steadily unveils the layers (and there are lots of layers!) of a life-long, complicated marriage, she moves us through time in great leaps, but the details of her world are sharp and the characters are unforgettable.”—Ryne, bookseller, The Bookshop

The Nix

Nathan Hill

$17.00 $15.64

“Released in 2016, The Nix—with its toggle back and forth between the Occupy Wall Street era and the 1968 Democratic Convention—announced Hill as one of our foremost documentarians of not just what it means to be American but what it means to try to survive it.”—Brittney, bookseller, The Bookshop

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh

$16.00 $14.72

“If you’re OK with unlikeable narrators and give this book a shot, you’re in for a uniquely unfolding plot, cracking (dark, dark) wit, some of the sharpest writing I’ve ever read, and the most goosebump-inducing, simply perfect-for-the-300-pages-that-came-before-it final sentence.”—Joelle, owner, The Bookshop

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

$17.00 $15.64

“Engrossing, intricate, magical, and an absolute journey that will probably leave you crying like a baby—but in a very good way.”—Ryne, bookseller, The Bookshop

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan

$16.95 $15.59

“Through snapshots of the music industry, the punk rock scene and even a dictatorial regime, Egan charts aging and mortality with compassion, insight, and humor.”—Brittney, bookseller, The Bookshop

The Sisters Brothers

Patrick DeWitt

$16.98 $15.62

“Despite appearances, I'm not, in general, a fan of Westerns. I am, however, a fan of darkly hilarious, absurd, surprising, moving, and gorgeously written tales such as this.”—Joelle, owner, The Bookshop

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

Leslie Jamison

$30.00 $27.00

“Jamison is a master of blending the well-researched with the deeply personal. In this memoir, she focuses on the recovery of the addict, rather than the tawdry, messy fall into addiction.”—Ryne, bookseller, The Bookshop 

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

$18.00 $16.56

“Yanagihara’s second novel is an immersive portrait of four young friends finding themselves in New York City, as each grapples with his own personal trauma and navigates dreams for the future. By the time you finish the book (don’t let its length intimidate you), you’ll consider Jude, JB, Willem, and Malcolm as friends of your own, as I still often do.”—Brittney, bookseller, The Bookshop