Monday, January 3, 2011

My List for Best Books of 2010 (:

The Best of 2010 in Books!

Today marks the last day of a great year :(  2010 marks the birth of Booklopedia (that sounded really cheesy hahaha), the first time I've ever actually stuck to writing down all the books I've read, and a lot of other wonderful book-related and not book-related things.  So, to basically sum up this year, in books of course, I have decided to be a part of a survey created byThe Perpetual Page Turner!!! 

1. Best book of 2010? 
Hmmmm.....Okay I'm going to have to say The Hunger Games or Last Sacrifice because these books were just amazing. The Hunger Games series fell flat a bit for me but the actual first book, The Hunger Games, was written extremely well and Last Sacrifice was the ending to one of my favorite series and it was just the perfect ending.

2. Worst book of 2010? 
Well, I don't think there are bad books, just different styles and opinions. But one book that I found to be a bit disappointing was Firelight. From the cover and the description I was hoping for a bit more...substance? I think it was an enjoyable love story but that's really what it focused on so I'm hoping the sequel will be better.

3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010? 
See question 2. Another book though that disappointed me juuuuuuuust a little bit was I am Number Four. It was a GREAT book, I wanted to read it after I finished The Hunger Games series, but for some reason the book just didn't live up to the description. I would definitely still recommend this book but I think the second book might be better. (And the movie does not look that appealing either, it does not follow the book's story line AT ALL)

4. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010?
The Hunger Games!!!! I did not want to read this book. At all. I had no interest in it, I didn't care for the concept, I just was indifferent to it. But Cleo told me to read it, so I did. It was one of my favorite books of all time. But, keep in mind that doesn't mean I liked the entire series, just the first book.

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010? 
Hmmm...for 2010 I would definitely recommend Last Sacrifice but it order to read that you'd have to read the other books first. But I also liked Nightshade because I feel like it's got a really good storyline that will definitely get even better as the story continues.

6. Best series you discovered in 2010? 
The Immortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare is awesome! 

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010? 
Suzzane Collines, Pittacus Lore (pseudonym for James Frey and Jobie Hughes), Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Andrea Cremer. (:

8. Most hilarious read of 2010?
Hmm...most hilarious.... I actually really liked the Percy Jackson series. It always makes me laugh and I've read the series over and over and over. Also Infinity By Sherrilyn Kenyon.

9. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2010? 
Basically all the books that I put under #5 and #6..and #8 :D

10. Book you most anticipated in 2010? 
Definitely the Last Sacrifice, you should have seen me, I kept reminding my mom everyday that I needed to have Last Sacrifice the day it came out so she pre-oredered it on Amazon for me! haha

11. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010? 
Favorite cover would be a tie between Nightshade, because it's purple, beautiful, deadly, and mysterious all at once, and Torment. It was so dark and gloomy but incredibly beautiful at the same time.

12. Most memorable character in 2010? Calla in Nightshade or Luce in Torment. Calla was a strong character from the start who knew what she wanted and she'd do whatever it took to get it, but Luce started out kinda as a weak character who couldn't do anything on her own and she really developed in the second book.

13. Most beautifully written book in 2010?
Hmm...I liked Anna Goddberson's Bright Young Things because her books always have that really glamourous feel. She's writing about beautiful, young, glamourous people living in New York getting caught up in webs of drama and lies, and that feeling of being the hottest young thing out there really transfers through her writing and I'm able to feel like I'm a part of all the high fashion. 

14. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010?
Probably Anna Goddberson's Bright Young Things again because it shows just how high you can climb just to lose it all in a second. These girls in the book know how to work their to the top, by lying, flirting and picking all the right friends, but their bad girl nature is really offset when you see the fragile girl underneath when she loses everything in the blink of an eye. The amazing thing though is that they don't settle for anything less than what they deserve and it shows their strength.

15. Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to finally read?
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead. I've been waiting for this book for about two years and it didn't disappoint.

I know it was a bit repetitive like Cleo's but these are the books that really stood out to me and I loved them a lot so I hope, if you have not had the joy of reading them yet, that they give you a great start for 2011. If you have read them, hopefully you agree with just how awesome they were and maybe, for the fun of it, you just might read them again!

Happy (belated) New Year! :D 


  1. It's actually the Mortal Instruments series. Don't worry, I call it the Immortal Instruments by accident all the time. Super confusing....

    I agree that I Am Number Four was good, but not super amazing. But I'm definitely looking forward to the movie! Why would you say that the movie doesn't follow the book at all? From all the movie features and trailer stuff I've seen it seems to follow pretty closely. I guess we won't really know till the movie comes out though.

  2. That's great that you read The Hunger Games! I was a little doubtful at first, too, but I ended up loving it! And I also agree about the Mortal Instruments series. I read it quite a while ago, but they're still one of my favourites. At first when I heard there would be more in the series, I was delighted. Then I remembered how great the ending was to City of Glass. . . Nice choices!

  3. I felt the same way about Firelight. I was really anticipating a great book with that cover and plot, but then it ended up not having as much substance as I was hoping for. Hopefully things will pick up in the sequel.


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