- The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It, 6 October 2010.
- Mad As Hell: How the Tea Party Movement is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System, 25 October 2010.
- America's Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation, 26 October 2010.
- General Sherman's Christmas, 27 October 2010. (+)
- Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service, A Year Spent Riding Across America, 1 November 2010. (+)
- The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity, 3 November 2010.
- The Five-Year Party: How Colleges Have Given Up on Educating Your Child and What You Can Do About It, 13 November 2010. (-)
- Higher Education? How Colleges are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids -- And What We Can Do About It, 21 November 2010.
- My Father Owned a Circus, 30 November 2010. (+)
- The March: A Novel, 6 December 2010.
- Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th, 12 December 2010.
- Dead or Alive, 13 December 2010.
- The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy, 14 December 2010. (+)
- Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. -- How the Working Poor Became Big Business, 16 December 2010.
- Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War;
- Grant Comes East; and
- Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory, all 21 December 2010.
- Var$ity Green: A Behind the Scenes Look at Culture and Corruption in College Athletics, 22 December 2010.
- The Lowering of Higher Education in America: Why Financial Aid Should Be Based on Student Performance, 23 December 2010. (+)
- Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport, 28 December 2010.
- House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street, 29 December 2010.
- A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of '08 and the Descent into Depression, 30 December 2010.
The 2009 summary cross-references book lists for 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005 as well.
This year's bookworm is short for its age.
(Cross-posted to European Tribune.)