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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cyrus Webb Presents Conversations' "Top 100 Books of 2010"

Since 2008 Conversations' "Top 100 Books" has been recognized for being the largest list each year that fairly gathers the best titles released by traditional publishing houses, small presses and even self-published authors worldwide of all genres and gives them the due they deserve. Cyrus Webb, the founder of the Conversations brand, has been an avid reader all of his life and has worked hard to make sure that there is something on the list for everyone.

This year there were so many great books that Webb had a chance to enjoy that he decided to add two new features in 2010: a Children's/Young Adult category and a Honorable Mention category for both fiction and non-fiction. Webb also has included the publishing houses for each title to make is easier for you to identify.

Below you will find this year's honorees. They will be featured in the Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011 issue of Conversations Magazine as well as shared on Conversations Book Club's website at  

NON-FICTION TITLES OF THE YEAR, 2010 (In no particular order)

  1. "I Forgive you, Daddy" ,Liz McGlynn (Headline Publishing Group)
  2. "The Fun of Dying" , Roberta Grimes (Great Reality Publications)
  3. "New From The Inside Out", Kim Vazquez (Publisher Unknown)
  4. "Product of My Environment", From Me To You (Outskirts Press)
  5. "Breaking The Silence", Riisa Renee (Seraphina Press)
  6. "Sista Let Me Tell Ya, Bruh If You Only Knew", Marquis Cooper (Authorhouse)
  7. "Drawn To The Land", Elizabeth and Barton Cockey (Bridgeway Books)
  8. "Living Oprah", Robyn Okrant (Center Street Publishing)
  9. "Total Law of Attraction", Dr. David Che (Blue Note Books)
  10. "The Imposter?", Kip Kreiling (Transformation Help Press)
  11. "To Win and Die In Dixie", Steve Eubanks (Ballantine Books)
  12. "Gerry Tales", Gerry Boylan (Synergy Books)
  13. "When The Veil Drops" Samara (Publisher Unknown)
  14. "Three Feet From Gold", Sharon Lechter & Greg Reid (Sterling Publishing)
  15. "One Bet",Venessia P (Passionate Writer Publishing)
  16. "Didn't I Feed You Yesterday?", Laura Bennett (Ballantine Books)
  17. ""The Skinny On Success", Jim Randel (Rand Publishing)
  18. "Rules For Radical Conservatives", David Kahane (Ballantine Books)
  19. "Skinny Is Overrated", Danielle Milano, MD (Synergy Books)
  20. "The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and The Middle Class", Keith Cameron Smith (Ballantine Books)
  21. "90% of the Game Is Half Mental" Emma Span (Villard Books)
  22. "God,Seed", Rebecca Foust and Lorna Stevens (Tebot Bach Press)
  23. "Two Legged Snakes," Dr. Ed Slack (Simple Truth Publishing)
  24. "Perfect Rivals," Jeff Carroll (Ballantine Books)
  25. "Proverbs 31: The Virtuous Black Woman" Russel Blake (Man of Psalms Publishing)
  26. "Broken Birds" Jeannette Katzir (Publisher Unknown)
  27. "The Skinny on Time Management," Jim Randel (Rand Publishing)
  28. "The Bridge," Jackie Carpenter (Xulon Press)
  29. "Carnal Striving Spiritual," Anthony Jerrod (Dog Ear Publishing)
  30. "Positively Quit! Manual," Cassius Cheon (Publisher Unknown)
  31. "Living With Evolution Or Dying Without It," K. D. Koratsky (Sunscape Books)
  32. "Burdens Do A Body Good," Michele Howe/Dr. Christopher Foetisch (Hendrickson Publishing)
  33. "The Paranoid Parents Guide", Christie Barnes (Health Communications Inc.)
  34. "Memento," Michael McQueen (Chronicle Books)
  35. "Disintegration", Eugene Robinson (Doubleday)
  36. "Eight Days In Darkness," Anita Wooldridge/ Angela Roegner (Synergy Books)
  37. "Money Matters," Shay Olivarria (Bigger Than Your Block)
  38. "A Life On The Run," Dr. John Telford (Harmonie Park Press)
  39. "Crack, Love N Pain", Rod Harvey (Standing On The Word)
  40. "Can I Get A Witness?", Mikki Zimmerman (Xlibris)
  41. "The Micro-Script Rules," Bill Schley (Widener Books)
  42. "Relationship Roulette" Carol Diamond (Praeger Books)
  43. "Taking Charge of Your Own Health" Lisa Hall (Harvest House Publishers)
  44. "A New Beginning," Alfred Langer (Langdon Street Press)
  45. "Black Passenger, Yellow Cabs," Stefhen FD Bryan (Kimana Press)

NON-FICTION HONORABLE MENTIONS (Books of Note)(In no particular order)

  1. "Wake Up!" Michelle Pearl (Publisher Unknown)
  2. "Return To Eden," Anthony Raimonda (Dog Ear Publishing)
  3. "The Little Back Book Of Success", Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood and Rhonda Joy McLean (Ballantine Books)
  4. "Defending The Enemy," Elaine Fischel (Bascom Hill Books)
  5. "Plain Talk, Vol. 1," Corey Washington (Xlibris)
  6. "The King of Erotica 7," Pharoah
  7. "Lay The Favorite," Beth Raymer (Random House Publishing Group)
  8. "Discovering Your Amazing Marriage," Jason and Debby Coleman (Seraphina Press)
  9. "Addict at 10", Derek Steele (Synergy Books)
  10. "The Reluctant Spy," John Kiriakou (Bantam Books)
  11. "The  Weight," Andrew Vachss (Pantheon Books)
  12. "Little Boy Blues," Malcolm Jones (Pantheon Books)

FICTION TITLES OF THE YEAR, 2010 (In no particular order)

  1. "A Lighter Shade of Gray," Devon Pearse (Publisher Unknown)
  2. "Finding Daddy, Finding Me," Christine Alt Parry (Publish America)
  3. "I Know What I Am and I Am Not What You Call Me," Jonathan Spikes (JSS Publishing)
  4. "Fixin' Tyrone" Keith Walker (Genesis Press)
  5. "Sikander," M. Salahuddin Khan (Karakoram Press)
  6. "To Fetch A Thief," Spencer Quinn (Atria Books)
  7. "The Trophy Bride's Tale," Cyrilla Barr (Bascom Hill Publishing)
  8. "The Gamble," T. P. Jones (Synergy Books)
  9. "Diamonds In The Rough," Vogue (Passionate Writer Publishing)
  10. "How To Live Safely In A Science Fictional Universe," Charles Yu (Pantheon Books)
  11. :Beat," Stephen Jay Schwartz (Tor/Forge)
  12. "Welcome To The Maze," Charles Truth (Publisher Unknown)
  13. "Can You Keep A Secret," Omegia Keeys (Passionate Writer Publishing)
  14. "A Wretched Man," RW Holmen (Bascom Hill Publishing)
  15. "The Turnaround," Gene Elmore (A-Genda Publishing)
  16. "President Pro Tem," Kelvin L. Reed (
  17. "Tempting Faith" Crystal Hubbard (Genesis Press)
  18. "The Whisperers," John Connolly (Atria Books)
  19. "Finding Marco," Kenneth Cancellara (Synergy Books)
  20. "A Taste of Honey," Jabari Asim (Broadway Books)
  21. "The Language of Secrets," Diane Dixon (Doubleday)
  22.  "Show Me The Sun," Miriam Shumba (Genesis Press)
  23. "Pious," Kenn Bivins (Two Harbors Press)
  24. "Discombobulated," Steven Morgan (City Stone Publishing)
  25. "Needle In A Haystack," Marissa Wilson (My Time Publications)
  26. "The Last Operative," Jerry B. Jenkins (Tyndale Fiction)
  27. "The Price of Revenge," Dennis Vaughn (Synergy Books)
  28. "My Lost Daughter," Nancy Taylor Rosenberg (Forge)
  29. "Fame," Daniel Kehlman (Pantheon Books)
  30. "A Cold Dark Place," HD Hatcher (Passionate Writer Publishing)
  31. "Spooky Little Girl," Laurie Notaro (Villard/Random House)
  32. "Get Lucky," Katherine Center (Ballantine Books)
  33. "D-Cup Divas: Book 1 (Chandra)," Vonda Howard (Anexander Books)
  34. "Jasmine's Tears," Elliot T. Graves (Passionate Writer Publisher)
  35. "For A Reason," T. Thomas Ackerman (Publish America)
  36. "2 In The Hat," Raffi Yessayan (Ballantine Books)
  37. "The Thieves of Darkness," Richard Doetsch (Simon and Schuster)
  38. "Domestics," Jo Davis (Passionate Writer Publishing)
  39. "An Inconvenient Friend," Rhonda Mcknight (Urban Christian)
  40. "Stud Princess," N'Tyse (A Million Thoughts Publishing)
  41. "The House," Anjuelle Floyd (NOJ Publications)
  42. "His Silent Rage," TC Mattison (She Rises Entertainment)
  43. "Pay The Devil His Due," N. Cris Prince (Langdon Street Press)
  44. "Paper Puzzle," H. Michael Harvey (Publish America)
  45. "Confessions," Sasha Campbell (Kensington Books)

 FICTION HONORABLE MENTIONS (Books of Note) (In no particular order)

  1. "Letters From Sweetwater," Dr. Dale Garland (Revival National Publishing)
  2. "Guardian Angel," Andrew Neiderman (Dorchester Pub.)
  3. "When No One Is Watching," Joseph Hayes (Synergy Books)
  4. "A Scattered Life," Karen McQuestion (Amazon Encore)
  5. "The First Assassin," John J. Miller (Amazon Encore)
  6. "Karma," Nia Riley (Passionate Writer Publishing)
  7. "Commit To Violence," Roy Glenn (Escapism Entertainment)
  8. "Flaws and All," Shana Burton (Urban Christian)
  9. "Relapse," Nikki Turner (Ballantine Books)
  10. "American Assassin," Vince Flynn (Simon and Schuster)
  11. "Getting There," Gerry Boylan (Synergy Books)
  12. "Vermillion Drift," William Kent Krueger (Simon and Schuster)
  13. "Signifying Nothing," Clifford Thompson (iUniverse)

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT BOOKS (In no particular order)

  1. "Too Tall Alice," Barbara Worton (Great Little Books, LLC)
  2. "Miracle in Sumara," Jeanne McNaney (Ovation Books)
  3. "Hairy Harry," Debra Christenson (Publish America)
  4. "Rico the Seagull," April Mahoney (A Good Person Publishing)
  5. "Mr. Browne and the Rose Show," M. Beatryce Shaw (Tate Publishing)
  6. "A Wish After Midnight," Zetta Elliott (Amazon Encore)
  7. "The Rivalry," John Feinstein (Alfred A. Knopf)
  8. "The Sons of Liberty," The Lagos Brothers (Random House)
  9. "Color Struck," Pamela and Joel Tuck (Joechel Books)
  10. "Patch," Mucheru Njaga (M&K Authorhouse)

Congratulations to all of the authors who made this year's list. There were so many incredible books that it was impossible to recognize them all, however, Conversations and Cyrus Webb wish to thank all of the great literary talent out there for sharing their gifts with the world. The Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011 issue of Conversations Magazine releases on Friday, November 19, 2010. Details can be found at

For more information about Conversations the book club, radio show or the magazine, contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.214.0286. You can also keep up with him at



  1. Such exciting news and incredible books!

  2. This is such an honor, Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  3. Mr. Webb, I am honored that PAPER PUZZLE made the Fiction List this year. Thanks for reading my work.

  4. WOW! Thank you so much Cyrus! DISCOMBOBULATED made this elite list.

  5. Congratulations Mr. Harvey. So very proud of you that is a great accomplishment. Keep up the good work.

  6. Great news Cyrus! I am honored that HAIRY HARRY made your list for Children's/Young Adult Books. Thank you for all you do!

  7. Thank you for considering me and Pious, Cyrus. I look forward to being on your show in November.

  8. Congratulations Anjuelle for making the list.

  9. I am so honored Cyrus to make your list this year! Thank you so much and God Bless!!

  10. Cyrus,

    I'm humbled and grateful at the same time. Thank you for including my book on your list. I look forward to coming back on the show SOON!

    Be blessed
    Marquis Cooper, Sr.

  11. Oh My I read Product of My Environment...and that book really changed my life...Doyou know the author I would love to talk with her...great book.