Readers’ Top Books in 2010

Justacat made an excellent suggestion that I open a thread for you, our loyal readers, to add your own top books for 2010 so that others would have access to it, in addition to the Top Ten Lists from the guest reviewers and me. So because I always listen to your suggestions 🙂 here’s your own post. All you have to do is add your comments. It will be interesting to see your recommended books that you read last year. I know it will be hard, but you have to confine yourself to last year’s reads.This way we can all go on a book buying binge together.

This thread will be left open indefinitely.


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I guess I’d better chime in, since I inspired this post! It’s hard to narrow down, though; looks there were 605 m/m books that I read for the first time this year (not all published this year) – that doesn’t include countless re-reads… These were my favorites (not in order): Double Blind, by Heidi Cullinan Promises, by Marie Sexton (and its sequels to a slightly lesser extent) Infected: Prey, by Andrea Speed Life After Joe, by Harper Fox Fair Game, by Josh Lanyon (also A Vintage Affair and Critic’s Choice) Like Pizza and Beer, by Elle Parker All or Nothing,… Read more »

There are some amazing books in this list, folks! I’ve read a lot of them but have missed even more. Thank you all for taking the time to share your favorites with us!

To those of you who have read 300+ books, I am simply amazed! My Kindle shows 331 items, but my unread folder numbers 74, so you clearly out-read me–and I thought I’d read a bunch. Here’s to helping the economy through M/M Romance books! 🙂

My list of books read for the first time this year totals 404. That doesn’t count the ‘read multiple times’ or the books read online and not saved on my hard drive. It was a very good year! My list, in no particular order: Duck! by Kim Dare also her Thrown to the Lions series Anagama Fires by Sarah Black Talker, Truth In the Dark, Bewitched by Bella’s Brother by Amy Lane Andrew Grey’s Love Means… series TC Blue’s The One That…series especially The One That Stayed The Wish by Eden Winters Rain by LA Witt Strawberries for Dessert by… Read more »

I thought my Credit Card was hurting as I’ve bought 138 m/m books in the past year – and this doesn’t include all the free books I’ve read as well.

I have loved most of them and really appreciate sites like this. I can’t begin to pick my fav books – there have been too many, but authors are Jet Mykles, T.A. Chase, Ally Blue, K.A. Mitchell, Madeleine Urban, Cameron Dane, Willa Okati, Ashlyn Kane, J.L. Langley, Josh Lanyon, and Chris Owen.

Susie B

I tried to edit my last post, I couldn’t figure out how in time.

I only listed books that I didn’t think had been listed already, but unfortunately I see I failed.

Susie B
I read 612 books total this year. At least 2/3 of those were rereads or M/F, so I am making this list from Books I’ve read for the first time this year that are M/M only. 1) Dracul’s Blood/Anarchy in Blood both by Carol Lynne & TA Chase 2) The City Series by Carol Lynne 3) Truth in the Dark by Amy Lane 4) Crossing Borders, Family Unit, Fugitive Color, The Long Way Home and all three St. Nacho books by ZA Maxfield. 5) Pioneers by Lynn Lorenz 6) Litha’s Constant Whim and then Talker by Amy Lane. 7) Jaynell’s… Read more »
I tried to be good and only did books published in 2010 so I had to leave out some favorites that I read for the year. 1. Driftwood- Harper Fox 2. Match Maker- Alan Chin 3. Sleepwalker- Jordan Price 4. His for the Holidays- All 4 stories! Harper Fox, Z.A. Maxfield, Josh Lanyon and L.B. Gregg 5. Lord of the White Hell books 1 and 2- Ginn Hale 6. Life Over Easy- K.A. Mitchell 7. Fish and Chips, Sticks and Stones by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux 8. Petit Morts 1-10!- Jordan Price, Josh Lanyon and Sean Kennedy 9. Like… Read more »
Wow….tough. I refuse to count how many I bought. I’m just thinking I did my part to boost the economy. These are the books I at least *bought* in 2010 and that I’ve re-re-reread numerous times. Dash & Dingo – Catt Ford Tech Support – Jet Mykles Heaven Sent series – Jet Mykles Wings – JC Owens Force of Law – Jez Morrow Diamond in the Shade series – DJ Manly Collision Course – KA Mitchell Catch Me If You Can – LB Gregg PsychCops series – JCP The Letter Z – Marie Sexton An Uncommon Whore – Belinda McBride… Read more »
God knows how many books I read, I read tons of shorts so the answer is “lots”. If I go to Good Reads (which I need to update badly) and go by those I gave 5 stars in 2010, they were (in no particular order) and books I READ in 2010, some were probably released in 2009. Go Fish by HT Murray InDescent by KZ Snow Petit Morts 1,3 by Jordan Castillo Price Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Lynn Lorenz Can’t Hurry Love by M. Jules Aedin Regularly Scheduled Life by KA Mitchell More than Just a Good Book by Sloan… Read more »
As with Sirius, these are ones that I read for the first time in 2010, so not necessarily published for the first time in 2010. And yes, I’m cheating by treating several series as one entry each, but do you blame me? 1. Manna Francis The Administration 2. Jane Seville Zero at the Bone 3. Jordan Castillo Price Psycops 1 to 5 4. Jez Morrow Force of Law 5. James Buchanan Hard Fall 6. Harper Fox Life After Joe 7. Jane Davitt and Alexa Snow Giving up the Ghost, Laying the Ghost, Walking with the Dead 8. Heidi Cullinan Special… Read more »

I also LOVED:
A Vintage Affair & Icecapade by Josh Lanyon
Aloes & Sea Change & Fools Errand by Chris Quinton
No Rest for the Wicked by A.M. Riley
And Call Me in the Morning by Willa Okati


Not t be missed: (In no special order):

Force of Law by Jez Morrow
Life After Joe & Driftwood by Harper Fox
Blood Heat & Fair Game & ASW by Josh Lanyon
Like Pizza & Beer by Elle Parker
Just Desserts & Second Helpings by Scarlet Blackwell
Black Cat Ink by Nicole Kimberling
Dudleytown, In and Out, Trust Me if You Dare by LB Gregg
Fugly & Mobry’s Dick by KZ Snow
Pretty Ugly by J C Price
A forest of Corpses by PA Brown
Stirring Up Trouble & Jacobs Ladder by ZA Maxfield
Timing by Mary Calmes

Ali Katz

Oh, Wave, I’m so glad you asked, because I’ve got a couple that really stood out:

Rust Belt, by Jessica Freely (2011 Eppie finalist)

A Dish Served Cold, by Andrew Ashling

Happy reading, y’all.

Ooooooo, ok, so these year reads, yes? The books do not have to be written and published this year necessarily? Most on mine were published this year, but few were not. In no particular order. 1. Kei’s gift by Ann Sommerville. 2. Downtime by Tamara Allen. 3. Remastering Jerna by Ann Sommerville. 4. Great restorations by Libby Drew. 5. Lord of the White Hell by Gin Hale. 6. Elliott Mackle “It takes two” 7. Alex Beecroft “Shining in the sun” 8. AM Riley “Death by misfortune” 9. Haley Walsh “Foxe tail” 10. Bonny Dee and Summer Devon “Gentleman and the… Read more »
Susan Coghlan
I read 798 books in 2010, about 2/3 were for the first time. For my list of top whatever, I’m ignoring all the rereads and leaving off tons of excellent books, plus I’m limiting myself (sort of) to one book per author. In no particular order, and not all M/M or even romance: * The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson – freaking amazing book considering the subject matter * The Adrien English series by Josh Lanyon – okay, I’m cheating, but I read them all over the course of a day so they felt like one book *… Read more »

Here are a few of my favorite M/M books I read in 2010:

Sticks and Stones by Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux
Fish and Chips by Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux
My Summer of Wes by Missy Welsh
Dangerous Ground series by Josh Lanyon
Holmes and Moriarity series by Josh Lanyon
Duty and Devotion by Tere Michaels
Strawberries for Dessert by Marie Sexton


I’m going to add Unwrapped by BA Tortuga to my top books I reviewed for 2010. I didn’t add it for the original post because the review came out after that particular post.

These are not in order as thats just asking too much. They are also the books I keep re-reading. Slow Bloom Anah Crow & Dianne Fox A Midwinter Prince Harper Fox Fair Game Josh Lanyon The Dark Horse Kate Sherwood Tootsies Sarah Black Special Delivery Heidi Cullinan Gathering Storm Lyn Gala Bad Case of Loving You Lainey Cairo The Curtis Reincarnation Zathryn Priest Life, Over Easy K A Mitchell My thanks to all these writers and many more for sharing such different worlds with me.
Angelia Sparrow
I read 51 books this year. horror 11 erotica 15 SF 5 paranormal 10 mystery 2 fantasy 5 Nonfiction 3 My top 10, not all M/M and in no particular order: 1) Orgy of Souls. Wrath James White and Maurice Broaddus. Sexy, pansexual, erotic horror as handsome male model trades 12 souls for the life of his brother the priest, who is dying of AIDS. 2) Seti’s Heart. Kiernan Kelly. m/m. Gorgeous, lush paranormal romance. 3) Soul of the Mummy. BG Thomas. m/m paranormal. Really excellent debut novella. 4) Depraved. Bryan Smith. horror. Nasty little backwater town with nasty customs… Read more »

I put my list in the reviewers thread but I will add them again here. Also I noticed I forgot to mention one book so here it is:

Jet Mykkles – Two man team
Sloan Parker – More
Anah Crow & Diana Fox – Slow Bloom
Jullie Bozza – The definitive Albert Sterne
Andrea Speed – Infected Prey & Bloodlines
Harper Fox – Driftwood


Ouch I did a count of the books I read this year, ca 243. Should I be happy or bemoan my poor credit card?



I’ve got you beat, although I think its pretty sad how many I’ve read. I just looked at my list, 357. ouch…. 🙂

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