The end of the year is a favorite time for various publications to come out with their choices of ‘top books of the year’ lists. Here are a few recommended book lists from current magazines:

People Magazine‘s Best of 2010 issue has arrived, with the Top 10 in Books:

Life, Keith Richards, Little, Brown

Room, Emma Donaghue, Little, Brown

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot, Crown

I Remember Nothing, Nora Ephron, Random

A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan, Knopf

Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, Random

Just Kids, Patti Smith, HarperCollins/Ecco

Autobiography of Mark Twain, U. of Cal. Press

One Day, David Nicholls, Vintage

Good Housekeepings list is arranged by what the reader is in the mood for…’a good cry’ perhaps?

Time Magazine‘s Ten Best Fiction and Nonfiction books lists.

New York Magazine offers a year in books, including multiple genres.

Bon Appetit has chosen their favorite cookbooks of the year.

Or perhaps you would like an exhaustive list of lists!

To another year of reading pleasure!   Jess