Sunday, January 2, 2011

Best of 2010

My 10 Best Books of 2010 (in no particular order):

  1. Matched by Ally Condie
  2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver 
  3. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
  4. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
  5. Siren by Tricia Rayburn
  6. Split by Swati Avasthi
  7. When I Was Joe by Keren David
  8. Stork by Wendy Delsol
  9. Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen*
  10. Molly Fyde and the Blood of Billions by Hugh Howey*
Realistic Main Character
Brie from Losing Faith* (by Denise Jaden)

Funniest Main Character
Katla from Stork (by Wendy Delsol)

Best Male Main Character
Jace from Split (by Swati Avasthi)
Ty from When I Was Joe (by Keren David)

Best Overall Main Character
Sam from Before I Fall (by Lauren Oliver)

Best BFF
St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss* (By Stephanie Perkins)

Best Villain 
(I'm going to keep the villain names unknown, or else I'll ruin the books for people who haven't read them!)
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Best Mean Girl
Lindsay and Sam from Before I Fall (by Lauren Oliver)

Best Mystery
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab

Best Suspense
The Evil Within by Nancy Holder

Best Fantasy
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Best Sci-fi
Molly Fyde and the Blood of Billions by Hugh Howey*

Best Dystopian
Matched by Ally Condie

Best Contemporary
Exit Strategy by Ryan Potter
Split by Swati Avasthi

Best Romance
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins*

Best Historical
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Best Sequel
The Golden Spiral by Lisa Mangum*

Best Writing
Matched by Ally Condie

Best Memoir
Rae by Chelsea Rae Swiggett

Best Modern Retelling
Jane by April Lindner*

Best Overall Series and Best Ending to a Series
The Vampire Academy novels by Richelle Mead
Last Sacrifice (#6)

Most Unique
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

Best Cover
Matched by Ally Condie

Most Amusing
Stork by Wendy Delsol

The Must-Read Book of 2010
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney*

What was one of the best books you read in 2010?


*Reviews have vanished from my Drafts, so I'll be re-reviewing them. 


  1. I love all the list. And totally will continue to read Matched after this.Happy New Year!

  2. gosh, i really loved nightshade too! i really want to read stork!

  3. Nightshade was awesome!!! Matched is still underneath my bed :( Got to read it soon!!!

    I've been hesitant on Bright Young Things but I kind of secretly want to read it :)
    Great list.

  4. There are a bunch on your list that I loved, too...especially Hex Hall. There are also a bunch that I still need to read.

  5. I love looking at lists like this! I just finished Matched and thought it was wonderfully written as well. And there are a lot of books there that I haven't read yet.

  6. I'm super thrilled that my book's on your list, especially as I think it's the only British book there. And even more excited that Ty gets to share the Best Male Main Character! Looking at the names on your list, I think my next book has to have a one word title beginning with 'S'...

  7. Wow. I'm very honored to have made your list. Katla, for her part, is highly amused! Happy New Year.

  8. Totally agree with a lot of those! Especially with Matched... Condie's writing is amazing. I love her writing (and her, of course). She's so vivid and in detail when she describes the society! It's awesome talent and ability.

    Happy New Year!

  9. Thanks for putting Split on your list!! What cracks me up is I did a 200+ title search I did when the original title "Gravediggers" was rejected. Guess what was on it? "Exit Strategy". No kidding. I laughed when I saw "Exit Strategy come out and on your list, we're put next to each other. Giggle.

  10. I absolutely have to read matched! I see it everywhere!

  11. Not too many people have read the Molly Fyde books but I really liked the first two books so will look out for your review of it.

  12. I haven't read any of the books in your top 10, but they all sound good and most of them are on my wishlist! I definitely agree with you with StClair as best BFF!

  13. I totally agree with you about Stork! I freaking loved that book - and I was so surprised about how great it was! :)

  14. I agree about Matched. :) Adding lots of the books on your list to my wishlist. Thanks for the recommendations!

  15. I want all of these books. I wished I had a magical wand (like HP) to get all of these books on my doorstep tomorrow. Wishful thinking, I know! ;)

  16. Definitely some of my top picks Great list

  17. Only one I read on this list is Nightshade. I know. I'm such a noob. But all these books are sure great books. Thanks for sharing.

    Btw! I awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award:

  18. I haven't read a lot of these books but boy do I need to get on it. Two thumbs up to your best BFF, so right!