Friday, December 31, 2010

Favorite Reads of 2010

Can you believe 2010 is over?! 
I can't wrap my mind around tomorrow being 2011. 
It's just nuts. 

In case you missed any of the over 200 reviews we've posted this year,
here are some of our favorites reads of 2010 
(listed alphabetically by genre w/ title, author,
and the reviewers initials)

Adult Fiction
A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore (D)
The Alleluia Files (Archangel series, #3) - Sharon Shinn  (M)
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (M)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson  (H)
The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larrson (H)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows (M/KC)
The Help - Kathryn Stockett (M/KC)
Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino (D)
Jovah's Angel (Archangel series, #2) - Sharon Shinn (M) 
 The Moonflower Vine - Jetta Carleton (H)
Pattern Recognition - William Gibson (D)
The Persian Pickle Club - Sandra Dallas (KC)
The Reapers are the Angels - Alden Bell (D/M)
Room - Emma Donoghue (H/M)
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Emmuska Orczy (E)
Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane (H)

Adult Non-Fiction

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer (M)
The Five Love Languages of Children - Gary Chapman, Ph.D & Ross Campbell, M.D. (KC)
Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell (KC)
Perfect One-Dish Dinners - Pam Anderson (M)

Tween & Young Adult

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Olympians #4) - Rick Riordan (KC)
 Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (G.G. #2) - Ally Carter (M)
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (G.G. #3) - Ally Carter (M)
Extra-Ordinary Princess - Carolyn Q. Ebbitt (M)
Fire (Graceling #2) - Kristin Cashore (KC/KR)
Graceling - Kristin Cashore (KR)
Gregor the Overlander - Suzanne Collins (H)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (#6) - J.K. Rowling (M)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (#7) - J.K. Rowling (M)
The Last Olympian (Olympians #5) - Rick Riordan (KC/M)
The Lightning Thief (Olympians #1) - Rick Riordan (KC/M)
Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) - Suzanne Collins (H/KC/KR/M)
Princess Academy - Shannon Hale (KC)
The Reluctant Heiress - Eva Ibbotson (M)Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli (H)
The Sea of Monsters (Olympians #2) - Rick Riordan (KC/M)
The Titan's Curse (Olympians #3) - Rick Riordan (KC/M)
What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know - Sonya Sones (KC)

Young Children

Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Relatives Came - Cynthia Rylant
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon - Patty Lovell


*Just in case you were thinking.  Wow, this would have been better with cover're right.  It would have.  And it did have a ton.  But then it went all wonky and wouldn't format right and I had to take them all out.  Sorry.  I'm not that great with computers.


Momma Hunt said...

Many of these are on my must read list. I love a good recommendation. Happy New Year

Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

It's crazy how few of these I've read! I'm starting Hotel on the Corner of Bitter/Sweet between football games, of course! Happy New Year RFS!

Sheila Deeth said...

So many books. I'm really enjoying catching up on other peoples' lists. Maybe next year I'll make one of my own.

~Enamored Soul~ said...

The "Adult Fiction" list is PERFECT!!! Those really were some of the BEST dang novels released in 2010! :) Loved all of the ones from it that I read, now need to get my hands on:

Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino
The Moonflower Vine - Jetta Carleton
Pattern Recognition - William Gibson
The Persian Pickle Club - Sandra Dallas

Thank you for sharing this with us! :D


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