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.


1 comment:

Attack of the Book said...

I agree with you about Rules. I was really excited to get it but ended up disappointed. Well, not disappointed just very unimpressed.

And hahahaha, This World We Live In was on my list, but not in the same category as yours!