Thursday, December 23, 2010

2010: Book Reviews

Jen over at Crazy Shenanigans did a little year review of the books she's read and I thought that'd be fun since you all know I'm a bit of a bookworm.  Thanks for the idea lady!

Thus far this year I've read 38 books.  I'm about halfway through one of Christopher Pike's adult novels right now so I'm thinking the total will be 39 by New Year's Eve.  Not exactly the 41 that I read last year but still, not too shabby.

The best book I read this year is actually a tie between Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and Maggie Stiefvater's books Shiver and Linger.  I got really into the young adult genre this year and these were by far my favorites.  To see my reviews of these books, you can go here, here and here.  You should definitely check them out, they're so good!


And the worst book easily goes to Superstitious by R.L. Stine.  Such a bummer.  I grew up LOVING R.L. Stine's books!  But the man needs to stick to Goosebumps and Fear Street and stay away from adult novels.


Some other great contenders for this year were We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (fabulous but HORRIBLE book all at the same time), Such A Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster (thanks Sara!), The Boys Are Back in Town by Christopher Golden (good library find) and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer (short read but totally loved it).

2010 was a great year in terms of books.  I can't wait to see what 2011 brings!

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21 wonderful thoughts:

LifestyleBohemia

Thanks so much for the recommendations! I am always looking for something new to read so I will definitely check these out.
Happy Holidays!
xx

Scientific Housewife

I started reading a lot this year as well and read some great books :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

Great idea! I just might have to steal it ;)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns

What a great post idea. I might have to do this when I return to blogging in the new year...

I went and counted to see how many I read, and my total is 48 which is kind of suprising! that's a lot of books! I will probably finish 1-2 more before the year ends!

Audrey Allure

I'm putting some of these on my reading list!

Cafe Fashionista

So I haven't read "Superstitious" myself, but I too grew up loving R.L. Stine and may check it out just for the heck of it. Have you read his "Dangerous Girls" books? They are phenom - even if you're not into vampires. :)

Smart Ass Sara

I got the book in the mail! A proper thank you is coming. And I'm glad you got me that one because I was bummed when I didn't win your giveaway! :) I don't know which books I've read just this year. I have a spreadsheet (seriously) listing everything so I know if I hit my 300 before I'm 30 mark. :) I need to pick up the fucking pace I'll tell you that much. I think I only read 60 this year. Yikes. Next year I need to double it. LOL!!

And I'm going to buy Beautiful Creatures with my BN gift card I got from my boss. :)

Jude

I love your book reviews and this is great - I'm looking for some holiday reading for the coming week! :) Hope you enjoy a wonderful Holiday and New Year's with your loved ones! And some well-deserved *time off*! :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living

R.L. Stine brings back such h.s. summer reading memories! You've had some great reviews this year!

hearttypat

you just brought back a piece of childhood back to me! Yes, I read RL Stine when I was a girl too! The other horror genre contender was Christopher pike, can't remember who i preferred but i definitely enjoyed those when i was a kid!

la petite coquine

What a busy reader you are-I confess, as much as I love reading, I know I probably haven't read half that many books this year! I'm inspired by your dedication!

Emily Jane

Oh wow you are such a busy reader! I'm so impressed - and I thought I was doing good with my TWELVE!! Haha, too bad about R. L. Stine... I grew up loving Goosebumps too!

Little Willow

The Boys Are Back in Town by Christopher Golden is fantastic!

Kristin

You are my reading inspiration lady. I really must find more time for it in 2011!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

You have been a busy reasing bee :) Thanks for these darling! it has been a great year! xoxo

Nikki

Great idea! I've been in need of books and love all your recommendations!

Merry Christmas!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

38 books! go you! i think i read 3-4...The Help, Elipse Novella, Water for Elephants... I know there were others haha.

Amber Blue Bird

I asked for Shiver for Christmas based on your review, I hope I get it :)

Stephany

I'm not sure I could even begin to write a list of all the books I've read this year, ha! I just read too much. :)

Punctuation Mark

will make a note of these to add them to my "i hope I get Kindle list"... ha!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

I always love your book reviews!!!! You read a lot of books!