2010 Favorites

Monday, December 27, 2010

This survey has been going around the blogosphere these past few weeks now, and it looked fun, so I had to do it. I am not sure who started this little survey, but if you do know who did, let me know :)

Best Book of 2010:
This is way too difficult to answer. There were so many awesome books that I read this year, but I'll go ahead and cheat and choose my top 3. They would be The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.

Worst Book of 2010:
There's a lot of 'eh' books this year for me, but to pick just one, I'd pick one that I thought was sort of offensive to the topic that it was handling; Life in the Fat Lane by Cherie Bennett.

Most Disappointing Book of 2010:
Mockingjay. Don't get me wrong, I liked it. But it was definitely very underwhelming and not what I was expecting at all.

Most Surprising (In A Good Way!) Book of 2010:
The Maze Runner by James Dashner! It was surprising because I haven't heard much about it from others, so I wasn't really expecting anything.

Most Recommended-to-Others Book of 2010:
Before I Fall and The Maze Runner!

Best Series You Discovered in 2010:
Hands down, Percy Jackson and the Olympians series!

Favorite New Authors I Discovered in 2010:
Lauren Oliver, Rick Riordan, and Jonathan Safran Foer.

Most Thrilling, Unputdownable Book of 2010:
They're not thrillers, but I literally was unable to put down these books until I was finished with them. The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.

Most Anticipated Book of 2010:

Favorite Cover of a Book You Read in 2010:
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto!

Most Memorable Character in 2010:
Ohhhh too many! I feel like most of the books I read have characters that I loved. But for the sake of picking, I have to say Oskar from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Book That Had the Greatest Impact on You in 2010:
To be honest, most books that I've read had some sort of an impact on me. I do have to say though, Before I Fall would be one of those books that stand out to me the most. A lot of people don't seem to get why, but for some reason, the story got to me.

Book You Can't Believe You Waited Until 2010 to Read:
Adventures of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll! I mean.. come on, right.


  1. Great answers! Look forward to reading more from you in 2011....

  2. i actually plan on doing this survey sounds like a great idea and i think The Perpetual Page Turner started it , loved perfect chemistry!

  3. Great answers!! Happy 2010 :) I've heard great things about Before I Fall.

  4. Great answers Jill!!! now I remember that Alice in Wonderland is in my TBR read. Haha!!!

    CJ @ Coffee N Crackers
    Latest Review: My Sister's Keeper

  5. Man, I am going to have to read Before I Fall. Everyone has loved it!

  6. I keep on saying I am going to do the survey, maybe this weekend.

    I want to read Before I Fall.

    I had Maze Runner on my list but they realised I didn't enjoy dystopian so took it off.

    Happy 2011