Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Favorite Books in 2010

I used to have this rule that if I started a book I had to finish it. Which, it turns out, was a stupid rule because if I disliked a book, I'd take forever to get through it when I could have been enjoying reading something else. Okay, I was a teenager at the time and had a lot of harebrained ideas. (still do) Anyway, I read a lot of books in 2010. Many I didn't complete. Or I completed them and didn't like them enough to review them in my blog. It's hard to write a book and I don't want this blog to be about bashing other authors.

So, my favorite books that I read in 2010 (not counting books that I re-read - The Scarlet Pimpernel for example) and in no particular order are:

1) The Hunger Games - Yes, it's popular for a reason
2) Unwind - Really a haunting book that I thought about for weeks after. It deserves to be more popular but it's so disturbing.
3) Flora Segunda - Just a neat world. Really clever.
4) Uglies
5) Frindle - Did I read this in 2010? I think so. Still good book. Shows kids how trends, fads, language is born.
6) Hatchet - Classic adventure

My least favorite books of 2010 are:

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  1. I also loved The Hunger Games Series! Mockingjay was my favorite out of the three. Haha, and I loved how you said, "Yes they're popular for a reason." :)

    Unwind was a fantastic book, and it was a bit creepy. However, when I actually read the book, it wasn't as disturbing as I thought it would be. I definitely can't wait to read more of Neal Shusterman's numerous other books.

    Uglies, was a great one too. I loved how throughout the whole series, I got to see Tally evolve as a person.

    Great list!

  2. Westerfeld did a really solid job with his trilogy.

    I am a one woman word-of-mouth campaign for Shusterman - so good!