Monday, 20 December 2010

End of 2010 Survey

Jamie at the Perpetual Page Turner came up with this great year in review survey to discuss some of our favorite (or least favorite) books that we have read this year.  Pay attention now, as there has been some confusion on her original post - this is to discuss BOOKS WE HAVE READ in 2010, not necessarily books that were published in 2010.
This may take a while, i'll probably change my mind a hundred times and still not be happy with the result,  but here goes:

1.  Best Book of 2010?    Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil by Derek Landy, i always have loved this series and it just keeps getting better, i laughed and cried at this book and couldn't put it down. Mr Landy Rocks!!!

2.  Worst Book of 2010?  Capt Hook by J.V Hart & Brett Helquist, i looked forward to this but was seriously disappointed and didn't even finish it.

3.  Most Disappointing Book of 2010?  Fallen by Lauren Kate, i had heard so much hype about this book, that i was quite disappointed with it, don't get me wrong, it's quite a good book, just not as good as i thought it would be.

4.  Most Surprising (In A Good Way!) Book?  Ghost Girl by Tonya Hurley, I really wasn't sure i would like this book, but it turned out to be very good and i really enjoyed it.

5.  Book you recommended to People the Most? The Agency: A Spy In The House by Y.S. Lee, i love this series and think it is a great read, i am always recommending it to Teens that come in the library

6.  Best Series You discovered?  The Wolves of Mercy Falls - 'Shiver' & 'Linger' by Maggie Stiefvater, fantastic series, can't wait for more

7.  Favorite new authors?  Aprilynne Pike, great writer, love the Wings books. Meg Cabot, can't believe I hadn't read her before.

8.  Most Hilarious Read? Life & Laughing by Michael McIntyre, he's as funny on paper as he is on stage.

9.  Most Thrilling, Unputdownable Book?   The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, book 1 was definitely the best and i couldn't put it down, it was thrilling and funny and sad and brilliant!

10.  Book You Most Anticipated?  Ghost Town by Rachel Caine, love the Morganville Vampires books and i couldn't wait for the newest book.

11.  Favorite Cover?   Torment by Lauren Kate, the books aren't my favourites but i love the covers

12.  Most Memorable Character?  Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games, she was such a good character and i really connected with her, felt like i was really with her.

13.  Most Beautifully Written?  . Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, i love her narrative, it really flows

14.  Book That Had The Greatest Impact on You? Hunger Games again, i couldn't stop thinking about it even after i had finished reading it, and i am still obsessed

15.  Book You Can't Believe You Waited Until 2010 To Read?   Tuck Everlasting, this book surprised me and i really enjoyed it, i don't know why i hadn't found it before!

Not entirely happy with my choices but not bad. What have you loved this year?

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