Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Book Survey

I've seen this so many times today that I decided I would use it to kick off getting back into blogging! This survey is brought to you by The Perpetual Page-Turner. I am going to go by books I READ this year, not just books that were published this year.

1. Best book of 2010?
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong. The series was absolutely fantastic and this one was no exception. It all played out perfectly.

2. Worst book of 2010?
I can't even find ONE that was "bad" let alone choose from several to pick out the worst.

3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010?
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles. I was really excited to read it because I mostly enjoyed Perfect Chemistry. But then the plot was eerily similar and I couldn't get past all of the romantic cliches.

4. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010?
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. I was halfway forced into reading it by a friend with very low expectations and man was I impressed!

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010?
Probably the books in the Pretty Little Liars Series. The more I got wrapped up in it, the more people I needed to talk about it with.

6. Best series you discovered in 2010?

The Last Survivors Series by Susan Beth Pfeffer. I've re-read them so many times this year as well. They were the final brick in my end of the world obsession.

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010?
Lauren Kate, Maggie Stiefvater, and especially Jodi Picoult.

8. Most hilarious read of 2010?
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. This book was so fantastic on so many levels, being hilarious was only a small part of why I loved it so much.

9. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2010?
Lies by Michael Grant. There was so much action and mystery packed into this book I'm surprised it didn't explode while I was reading it.

10. Book you most anticipated in 2010?
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I've been stalking the release of this book right after I finished Catching Fire. With a trilogy like this, you can't help but anticipate whatever comes next.

11. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010?
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan AND Burned by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. The covers can just bring you right into the books.

12. Most memorable character in 2010?
Finnick from Mockingjay. Just wow. He started out as a sort of anti hero but turned into so much more. Completely hilarious and adorable, who doesn't love Finnick?

13. Most beautifully written book in 2010?
Wanted by Sara Shepard. I may be interpreting beautiful differently than everyone else, but I have my reasons. This whole series had to be sculpted so perfectly so that it would all play out right in the end.

14. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010?
This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer. It was just To have everything you love torn away from you and have to go on with what's's so sad.

15. Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to finally read?
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. I've heard of it, and saw parts of the movie but never got around to reading it until it was chosen for book club. And I LOVED it.


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Books Read in 2010

1. Tempted- P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
2. The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold
3. Shadowland- Alyson Noel
4. The Knife of Never Letting Go- Patrick Ness
5. Life As We Knew It- Susan Beth Pfeffer
6. The Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark Reunion- L. J. Smith
7. The Dead and The Gone- Susan Beth Pfeffer
8. Heartless- Sara Shepard
9. Sisters in Sanity- Gayle Forman

10. Fight Club- Chuck Palahniuk
11. Leviathan- Scott Westerfeld
12. Sloppy Firsts- Megan McCafferty
13. Captivate- Carrie Jones
14. Handle with Care- Jodi Picoult

15. Ghostgirl: Lovesick- Tonya Hurley
16. Prep- Curtis Sittenfeld
17. Guardian of the Gate- Michelle Zink
18. Med Head- James Patterson
19. The Perks of Being a Wallflower- Stephen Chbosky
20. Reality Check- Jen Calonita
21. Burn- Suzanne Phillips
22. Rules of Attraction- Simone Elkeles

23. Scars- Cheryl Rainfield
24. Me and Emma- Elizabeth Flock
25. Split- Stefan Petrucha
26. This World We Live In- Susan Beth Pfeffer
27. The Maze Runner- James Dashner
28. The Miles Between- Mary E. Pearson
29. The Reckoning- Kelley Armstrong
30. Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson- Maria Murnane

31. Second Helpings- Megan McCafferty
32. Plain Truth- Jodi Picoult
33. Lies- Michael Grant
34. The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya- Nagaru Tanigawa
35. Dead Until Dark- Charlaine Harris
36. Sorta Like a Rock Star- Matthew Quick
37. Sisters Red- Jackson Pearce
38. Charmed Thirds- Megan McCafferty

39. Poison Study- Maria V. Snyder
40. Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second- Drew Ferguson
41. The Secret Circle Vol.1- L.J. Smith
42. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- J.K. Rowling
43. Shiver- Maggie Stiefvater
44. Wanted- Sara Shepard

45. Life As We Knew It- Susan Beth Pfeffer
46. Gone- Michael Grant
47. Hunger- Michael Grant
48. The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins
49. Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins

50. Burned- P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
51. Mockingjay- Suzanne Collins
52. Will Grayson, Will Grayson- John Green and David Levithan
53. The Virgin Suicides- Jeffrey Eugenides

54. The Pack- L.M Preston
55. Summer in Paris- Michele Ashman Bell
56. The Limit- Kristen Landon
57. Posh- Lucy Jackson

Rest of the Year
58. Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze- Alan Silberberg
59. Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation- Matt Myklusch
60. Wicked- Gregory Maguire
61. Fallen- Lauren Kate
62. The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya- Nagaru Tanigawa
63. The DUFF- Kody Keplinger
64. Bloodthirsty- Flynn Meaney
65. Into the Wild- Jon Krakauer