Every year, I make a list of the top three fiction books (. I couldn't possibly pick only 3 mysteries. That would be too hard).
These are the books I tell people about over and over again. Funnily, I listened to all of these on CD and I didn't realize until I made this list that they're all set in other countries. Because I have two little kids I don't travel much, but these fictional escapes to England, Ireland, and Ethiopia transported me completely. I loved the characters, the writing, and the stories stayed with me for weeks afterward. Now that's a good book.
Here they are:
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Cutting For Stone
Your turn! If I missed a fantastic book in 2010, let me know about it and I'll pick it up in '11.