Here are my Top Four picks of 2010. I’m the other cheap chick. Did I mention I’m a word person? Perhaps that’s why this site works for us. These are the books that I personally enjoyed the most this year. You’ll notice there are no vampires, serial killers, business profiles or Charles Dickens classics. And I don’t apologize for that.

I bought and reviewed this book after being in contact with author Christina Dudley via DailyCheapReads.com. Mourning Becomes Cassandra has some of the most well-developed characters of any contemporary novel. I still remember these people! It’s an incredibly fun and realistic look at grief and Christian dating. Trust me, it works really well in this book. Good news — it’s still at the cheap price of $2.99.
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Talk of the Town: This book came to me at just the time I needed a funny, heartwarming story. I fell in love with Lisa Wingate’s series set at the Daily, Texas, cafe and beauty salon. Talk of the Town made me laugh out loud and made me hungry for pecan pie. I got it free earlier this year (The book, that is. Wouldn’t it be awesome if pie could be downloaded on your Kindle?!) This first book in the series is selling for $9.29 these days.
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The Shape of Mercy: Every once in awhile, you read a novel that makes you feel better for having read it. The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner is that kind of book. I couldn’t believe how much I became entranced with this story world. The interlacing of the historical and contemporary was perfect. The price was perfect when I got it – free. It’s listed at $9.29 now.
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Deadlock: This legal thriller by James Scott Bell is the story that the political junkies in the family have considered for years: What if a Supreme Court Justice had a profound religious experience. . . . ? The ending isn’t exactly what had played out in our minds, but a great book none-the-less. I got the book when it was offered free; today it is $9.99.