END of 2010 Survey



I have seen this blog post on The Broke and the Bookish blog besides some other bloggers of whom I look up to.

1. Best book of 2010 - The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Hands down. The only book I got for all of my friends.

2. Worst book of 2010 - This book that I am placing on this list was well written and had received much praise it seriously disturbed my sense of peace and messed with my mind. The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith. I don't believe I could ever recommend it to anyone.

3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010 - There are a few that I was can place on this list but the one that stands out for me is The Scorch Trials by James Dasher. That book truly left me with more answers than questions.

4. Most surprising book of 2010 - The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. I had believed that the YA market was oversaturated with Faery stories but I was totally wrong. I adore this series to pieces

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010 - I talked up The Sky is Everywhere, The Body Finder, Dear Dylan and Please Ignore Vera Dietz for each holds a special place on my "love" list.
6. Best series you discovered in 2010 - The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. The books in this series keep getting better and better.

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010 - My favorite hands down is Jandy Nelson. Not only is her book THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE one of my all time favorite reads but she is a sweatheart and always a pleasure to talk to.

8. Most hilarious read of 2010 - This is really easy for me Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green. I laughed out loud on several ocassions and could not get enough of TINY.

9. Book that made you cry the hardest in 2010 - I know that when I read The Secret year by Jennifer Hubbard that I had several tissues moments that I could not stop crying.

10. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2010 - Wither by Lauren Destefano, darkly imaginative and thrilling.

11. Book you most anticipated in 2010 - Hands down Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead. I had to find out what happened next and I was sitting on pins and needles all year waiting for it.

12. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010 - I adore this spooky cover for The Replacement by Brenna Yavanoff. It totally set the town for this creeptastic novel.
13. Most memorable character in 2010 - Tiny from Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I just love him to pieces.

14. Most beautifully written book in 2010 - Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margie Stohl. Their writing style is simply brilliant and richly descriptive.

15. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010 - Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu. It made me look into hoarding in a way I never had before.

16. Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to finally read - The Prince of Mist by Carlos Luis Safron because that book really had me wickedly scared...yikes.

5 comments on "END of 2010 Survey"

elodie2310 wrote: December 31, 2010 at 3:46 AM

Great choices !! I definiteley have to read The Iron King, Will Grayson, Will Grayson ...
Happy New Year ;)


So Many Books, So Little Time wrote: December 31, 2010 at 4:54 AM

I lvoe so many of those books! It really has been a brilliant book year.


Louisse wrote: December 31, 2010 at 7:08 AM

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Nancy!! :D

The Iron Fey series is byfar my favorite! :) I've wanted tobread The Secret Yesr but can't seem to find it in the bookstores. Sad. I LOVE the Sky Is Everwhere!!! The UK version is wicked cool! It's like a diary! :D Joe Fontaine is totally swoon-worthy! I love him! <3 I can't wait to see if Jandy Nelson has more Contemporary novels coming up~ :) I really loved the cover of The Replacement. It's also embossed which makes me love it even more! :D I can't wait for the new 2011 books! Especially Wither by Lauren DeStefano! :)

Lots-o-LOVE,
Louisse


Megan Hoover-Swicegood wrote: January 2, 2011 at 6:48 PM

I also loved the cover of The Replacements. Such a great old fashioned creep fest. I've seen another cover floating around with just a male model on the cover - it's not nearly as creepy. Great list.
Megan @ Read It, See It


Bookgeek wrote: January 2, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Love this list! Have read most of them (and love them too). And OK, MUST GET TO THE IRON FEY SERIES! By the way, Rachel Hawkins and Sarwat Chadda will be in the store March 9th at 7.00. Ellen Hopkins will be at 7.00 too.


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2014

APRIL

LAINI TAYLOR
Books Inc. At Alameda Free Library
Tuesday, April 15 @ 7pm

MATTHEW JOBIN

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, April 18 @ 7pm

Not Your Mother's Actual Book Club
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
FREAK BOY by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Monday, April 21 @ 6pm

ANDREA CREMER

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, April 23 @ 7pm

ANDREA CREMER
Rakestraw Books in Danville
Thursday, April 24 @ 7pm

JENNY LUNDQUIST
Face in a book in El Dorado
Friday, April 25 time TBA

MAY

JENNY HAN & MORGAN MATSON
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Monday, May 6 @ 6pm

JILIAN TAMAKI

Copperfields in Petaluma
Wednesday, May 7 @ 3pm

JENNIFER DONNELLY
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, May 8 @ 7pm

KENNETH OPPEL

Copperfield's in Petaluma
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

STORY CRUSH TOUR
KIERA CASS, KEVIN EMERSON and AMANDA MACIEL

Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, May 21 @ 7pm

KENNETH OPPEL

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Wednesday, May 21 @ 7pm

NINA LACOUR
Diesel Bookstore in Oakland
Thursday, May 22 @ 7pm

KENNETH OPPEL
Reading Bug in San Carlos
Thursday, May 22 @ 7pm

BRANDY COLBERT and STEPHANIE KUEHN
Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley
Saturday, May 31 @ 7:30pm

JUNE

FIERCE READS TOUR 2014
Leigh Bardugo, Ava Dellaria, Emmy Laybourne, Jennifer Malhieu
Book Passage in San Francisco
Wednesday, June 18 TIME TBA

JULY

Not YA but a favorite author of mine
DEBORAH HARKNESS
Books Inc. Palo Alto
Tuesday, July 29 @ 7pm

DEBORAH HARKNESS-THE BOOK OF LIFE
Book Passage in San Francisco
Wednesday, July 30 @ 12:30pm

DEBORAH HARKNESS

Copperfield's Petaluma
Wednesday, July 30 @ 7pm

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