Friday, December 31, 2010

The year 2010-in books

A copied this survey from Erin at  You can read her survey responses here

Best book of 2010?

2. Worst book of 2010?  
The Metamorphosis, In The Penal Colony, and Other Stories

 I really disliked In the Penal Colony-and found the others just ok.  When I got together with my book club I actually liked the book better from their perspectives (but still hated The Penal Colony).

3. Most disappointing book of 2010?

The Year of the Flood

I may re-read this since I just read Oryx and Crake-a prequel of sorts-and liked it.

4. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010?

This book revolves around math-and I found myself fascinated by it.

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010?

6. Best series you discovered in 2010?

The Alex Rider Series (It's young adult-but I really like it 
 Stormbreaker Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, #1)

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010?
 Karin Slaughter 

Blindsighted (Grant County, #1)

8. Most hilarious read of 2010?
Although you don't actually read this book-it's a bunch of hysterical drawings.

 9. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2010?

Never Let Me Go

10. Book you most anticipated in 2010?
 I love this author


Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

The finale-it was all I expected it to be!

11. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010?
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

The Housekeeper and the Professor
12. Most memorable character in 2010?
Katniss  Everdeen
The Hunger Games The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
13. Most beautifully written book in 2010?

Oh My Stars

14. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010?

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

15. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to finally read?

Emily of New Moon (Emily, #1)

I loved her Anne  of Green Gables series!

Your Turn!

What would your picks be?

1 comment:

  1. We have a lot of similar tastes!! and Mountains Beyond Mountains had the greatest impact on my when I read it for sure! Strength in What Remains and About Schoolchildren (shoot, I probably messed up both of those titles) were both books I read at the end of this last year also by Tracy Kidder.

    I'm going to take a look at a few others you read and enjoyed!

    And in regards to your comment about Gregor the Overlander... It was okay. Mostly I got it because I was number 200 something on the waiting list at the library for Mockingjay and I was wondering if the author's other books were as good.