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2010 – The Year That Was

on December 6, 2010

Jamie over at Perpetual Page Turner has jumped the gun a bit and put up a 2010 Book Survey! As the year I first started blogging in draws to a close, I thought I’d give it a go and see what I really enjoyed this year (and what I didn’t). I’m answering these questions with books I read in 2010, not necessarily books that were published this year.

Books in 2010

  1. Best Book of 2010: We Need To Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver, In The Woods, by Tana French, The Passage, by Justin Cronin, The Post-Birthday World, by Lionel Shriver, Still Missing, by Chevy Stevens, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson.
  2. Worst  Book of 2010: Sizzling Sixteen, by Janet Evanovich, The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks, Road to Paradise, by Paullina Simons.
  3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010: Sizzling Sixteen, even though I shouldn’t be that disappointed. The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan.
  4. Most Surprising (in a good way) Book of 2010: Forget You, by Jennifer Echols, The Iron King, by Julie Kagawa.
  5. Book You Recommended the Most to People in 2010: Probably either The Passage or The Hunger Games.
  6. Best Series You Discovered in 2010: Quite a few enjoyable series discovered this year! The Southern Vampire Mysteries, The Hunger Games, The Millennium Trilogy, The Passage, The Iron Fey, The Lady Julia Grey series.
  7. Favourite New Authors Discovered in 2010: Jennifer Echols, Tana French, Lionel Shriver. Couple of authors whose debuts I read this year who I think might be ones to watch: Chevy Stevens and Kylie Ladd.
  8. Most Hilarious Read of 2010: Probably Mini Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella
  9. Most Thrilling Unputdownable Read of 2010: The Hunger Games, Still Missing, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, We Need to Talk About Kevin.
  10. Books You Most Anticipated in 2010: The Passage, by Justin Cronin.
  11. Favourite Cover of a Book You Read in 2010: Paranormalcy. Didn’t love the book but it’s a lovely cover.
  12. Most Memorable Character of 2010: Lisbeth Salander, The Millennium Trilogy
  13. Most Beautifully Written Book of 2010: Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger, In The Woods, by Tana French, The Gargoyle, by Andrew Davidson.
  14. Book That Had the Greatest Impact on You in 2010: Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, We Need To Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver.
  15. Book You Can’t Believe You Waited Until 2010 to Read: The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood.

Book-Blogging in 2010

  1. New Favourite Book Blog Discovered in 2010: All of them! I only started blogging in May this year so I discovered everything this year.
  2. Favourite Review You Wrote in 2010: The Post-Birthday World, by Lionel Shriver.
  3. Best Discussion Had on Your Blog: Anything that was to do with prices of books in Australia
  4. Most Thought Provoking Review or Discussion Read on Another Blog: A couple of posts that Bernadette has written over at Reactions to Reading about the e-Book licensing issues
  5. Best Event That You Participated In: I think all the challenges I did: The Irish Reading Challenge, the Global Challenge, the What’s In A Name?3 Challenge and the regular meme’s like Top 10 Tuesday and the Book Blogger Hop have all been great and helped me find amazing new blogs and new books to read.
  6. Best Moment of Book Blogging in 2010: All of it really – meeting people from near and far who have the same interests I do.
  7. Best Bookish Discovery: I’d say the Book Depository, NetGalley and my Kindle.

Thanks to Jamie for this fun little wrap-up!


9 responses to “2010 – The Year That Was

  1. Jamie says:

    Thanks for joining in!

    I’m soo glad that you loved Speak! Such a good book and Laurie Halse Anderson is a truly wonderful human being. Meeting her was amazing! I keep hearing a lot about this Iron Fey series so I might try to pick that up for 2011!

    • I thought Speak was amazing! I only heard of it because of the Speak Loudly campaign on blogs and twitter, so it certainly got the word out there.

      I am loving The Iron Fey series. Really enjoyed the first 2 books and have the 3rd to review very soon.

  2. Thanks for the shout out – in a perverse way I am enjoying my adventures with eBooks.

    I discovered Book Depository about 2 years ago and it quite literally changed my life – I went from buying a few books and borrowing whatever the local library had available to buying most of what I want to read – which might not be better for my bank balance in the long run but is surely helping the economy somewhere right?

    I will have a go at this meme but I am a bit too OCD to do it yet – what if I read a brilliant book in the next 3 weeks? Or a rotten one? I have to wait until the year is over 🙂

    • No worries! I have been following along with your posts, there are so many interesting issues that I was never really aware of until recently.

      It’s weird that despite being an internet addict and buying so much online, I never thought to look for places to buy books until this year! I was amazed when I found the Book Depository and realised just how much we were being taken for a ride here with some prices.

      Hope you take part in the meme when we hit Dec 31st!

  3. Kristen says:

    I just came across this 2010 Book Survey and I think it’s an awesome meme. I’ll have to fill one out myself. For the books I’ve recommended most this year, I’m going to have the same answer as you–The Passage and The Hunger Games. I’ve gotten everyone in my family to read them, lol

  4. stentorpub says:

    We have a lot of books in common this year. I really had mixed feelings about The Passage, possibly because it was over-hyped. I did enjoy it, but I expected more I guess. I’m not sure if I’ll read the rest of the trilogy or not.

    Agree with you on Lisbeth Salander. She is hands-down my favorite character of the year.

    Oh, and I’m so glad to see someone else mention The Gargoyle. It was one of my favorite books of the year. I recommended that book to so many people.

    -Jay

  5. Darlyn says:

    I love The Hunger Games series, and Lisbeth Salander was certainly memorable. Cheers to the great books of 2010. 🙂

  6. trish says:

    Great survey! The Passage is on my TBR list but i never did manage to read it this year – for sure in 2011, though.

  7. I loved We Need to Talk and Speak (odd…I just noticed the connection between these two titles….)

    Here’s my Best Of list: http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2010/12/sunday-salon-best-of-2010-in-books.html

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