Top Ten Books I’ve Read in 2010

December 28, 2010 Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Books I’ve Read in 2010
Okay, this is obviously a difficult task. I read so many great books this year. As I looked back over my goodreads list I noticed a few things.

*This spring/summer I read a TON of manga!! I’ve been working on developing that area of my middle school library and I guess I didn’t realize just how many I was reading!

*I discovered Georgette Heyer’s Regency England historical novels. Oh my stars I love these! If you enjoy Jane Austen you will likely love Heyer too! To read more about her check out the wikipedia entry here.

*I have a thing for paranormal and fantasy books. I knew this but didn’t realize the extent until looking over the list!

*YA books rule my reading list. Again, not a surprise 🙂

For this blog I focused only on YA books. Honestly, it wouldn’t be much different if I included “adult” books 🙂 Also, the difference in my love for the #1 book and the #10 book (or books… Come on, by now you know they’ll be more than ten. Math just isn’t my strong point!) wouldn’t even be statistically significant. If I could have I would have made them all number one!
***These are books I read in 2010. Not all were published in 2010***

1. White Cat by Holly Black

You may have noticed by now that I’m totally a Holly Black fan girl! This may be my favorite of all her books. I loved Cassel and his brothers as well as the whole crime family/Godfather feel!

2. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
John Green + David Levithan = AMAZING. I was dying from the first chapter. Such a great read.

3. The Demon’s Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan
The language, writing style, characters, viewpoint… I love it all. Sarah Rees Brennan is a fabulous story teller. This is my favorite of hers so far 🙂

4. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
I just recently gushed about how much I love, love, loved this book. I won’t repeat everything but I will say that listening to City of Bones after reading this was really fun 🙂

5. The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
Another book I gushed about. You have to read this one come March! Beautiful style and language. I really felt invested in the book and what happened to the main character.

6. Heist Society by Ally Carter
So fun! I love Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series as well but there is something about Kat and Hale… oh how I love Hale!

7. Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I read this because I was going to the Smart Chicks Tour and wanted to read books by all the authors there. I really liked the werewolf take. I loved that the main character was different. I can’t wait for book two!

8. Shiver/Linger by Maggie Steifvater
I read both of these in 2010. Another take on werewolves/shape shifters that I love. The audiobook for Linger is fabulous.

9. The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore
I ordered this for my LMC and randomly picked it up. SO GOOD! I couldn’t put it down. The writing and story are engaging and I loved the setting.

10. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White/Firelight by Sophie Jordan/Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Okay, I know that these don’t really have much in common but I read them all at about the same time so they’re going together. Paranormalcy was so fun. Love the main character and her voice. I loved Firelight‘s take on dragons (now Draki) and Jacinda kicks butt! Nightshade has a whole mythos and history built in to it that was AMAZING. I’m totally team Ren! 🙂 Calla rocks too 🙂

Honorable Mentions:
Gone by Lisa McMann
Loved all three of these books. Great premisses.

After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick

Oh my stars… WATERWORKS! I sobbed but I loved every minute. I am always amazed at how Sonnenblick works humor and heartbreak together. Read Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie first.

A Posse of Princesses by Sherwood Smith
Perhaps one of the worst covers ever but I loved the story. Sherwood Smith writes great fantasy.

Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian
Another book that I randomly picked up at the used bookstore. A great girly read 🙂

So many good books this year and it’s not quite over! I can’t wait to see what next year has in store!

6 Responses to “Top Ten Books I’ve Read in 2010”

  1. thereadingdate

    Great list! YA also ruled my list. Can’t wait to read The Vespertine – I’m saving it for 2011. Still need to read Raised by Wolves and Firelight – saw those pop up on a few lists.
    Thanks for sharing your list & happy reading!

  2. Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews)

    The only books from this list I’ve read are the Maggie Stiefvater books! I’m not totally in love with that series, but I’m invested in it. I really liked Shiver, but Linger was a little bit of a letdown for me. I’m interested to see how the series wraps up though!

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