Here is a link to the 100 Notable Books of 2010, from the New York Times? How does it happen that I have only read three of these titles (Angelology, The Privileges, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks)? A few of them have been on my list for a while (How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, by Charles Yu, and Room, by Emma Donaghue) but others have completely escaped my notice, especially the non-fiction choices.
And here's a list of comfort reads, compiled by India Knight on her blog. I normally avoid lists like this, but this one spoke to me with its interesting combination of long-time personal favorites (Frenchman's Creek, Ballet Shoes, The Cazalet Chronicles, The Secret Garden) and books I've never heard of (The Towers of Trebizond, Riders and Rivals, Hens Dancing). Cool. I might try to get to some of these.