Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday Ten - Favorite Reads of 2010

Now that the year is coming to a close, I thought it would be a nice time to look back at all the books I've read and point out some of my favorites.

Cracked Up to BeCracked up to Be by Courtney Summers
I love the main character in this book, Parker Fadley. Even though I didn't find out why she was so nasty until the end of the book, I still felt bad for her. She was such a mean person, but I always hoped for some sort of redemption for her. It's rare that a character can do such awful things, but still remain likable.

The Graveyard BookThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
From the minute this book starts, I realized it was going to be special. I listened to this on audiobook and it was truly scary. The "Jacks" are good villains.

Water for Elephants: A NovelWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Not a young adult book, but still great. The book switches back and forth as the narrator talks about his experiences with a traveling circus. I laughed and cried so many times during this book. The character development was near perfect.

Sisters RedSisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Before this book, I never really read a retelling. I liked Jackson Pearce's spin on it, though. The story was just dark enough to make it scary, but there was also the love story that balanced it out. The dual points of view made this story amazing. I loved reading what each sister was thinking.Read my full review here.

Some Girls AreSome Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Yup, another Courtney Summers book. She's just THAT good. While this book sort of made me uncomfortable, it was so real and raw that it left me wanting more. I couldn't put it down. I wanted so bad for the mean girls to get what they deserved. Read my full review here.

Will Grayson, Will GraysonWill Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
The only thing I can say about this book is: Tiny Cooper is awesome. That is all. If you'd like, you can read a more articulate review here.

ParanormalcyParanormalcy by Kiersten White
I loved this book from start to finish. The voice is so fresh and there is such a wide range of characters. I can't wait to see how the series finishes out. Full review here.

Dash & Lily's Book of DaresDash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
This book was just pure fun, plain and simple. What else can you expect from a book based on a scavenger hunt around NYC during the holiday season? I loved Dash and Lily so much. Lily was so quirky and Dash so...dashing? Full review here.

Anna and the French KissAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Love, love, LOVE this book. The best part about it is Etienne the very real relationship. There's no love at first sight, but the characters actually form a friendship. Imagine that? Full review.

The MockingbirdsThe Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
The subject matter of this book isn't lighthearted, but Daisy Whitney makes the book enjoyable with some comic relief and a little romance. I loved the idea of a secret society that keeps order at the school when the administration refuses to. Talk about a bunch of go-getters.

What were your favorite reads of 2010?


  1. Courtney Summers and Sisters Red definitely make my list! And Anna and the French Kiss, of course :) Also loved Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. Such a good year for YA!

  2. Excellent list! I've been trying to think of my favorites of the year and the list just keeps GROWING!

  3. I had such a hard time narrowing it down. 2010 was such a great year for my reading!

  4. I love looking at the lists. Haven't read any of those but I do have Water for Elephants and The Graveyard Book on my Wishlist.