Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Books of 2010

The following is a list, albeit likely incomplete, of the books I read or attempted to read this year.  I promise next year I'll keep better record of what I read.  (Maybe I should reinstate the Author's Bookshelf feature I used to run?)

Aurelia by Anne Osterlund
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Dragonspell by Donita K. Paul
Wake by Lisa McMann
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull
You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
Cinders by Michelle Davidson Argyle
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams
In Too Deep (39 Clues book 6) by Jude Watson
The Viper's Nest (39 Clues book 7) by Peter Lerangis
My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison

Of these, 12 were ones I actually could get involved enough in to read through to the end.  Of those, none were finished in one sitting because of other pulls on my time.  Some were started and finished in the same day but I had other things to do or took breaks because I was in physical pain from my sitting position.  (Or getting off an airplane coming home from visiting the family.)

Out of this list, I'd say Paranormalcy and Cinders were my favorites, followed closely by Hush, Hush and You Wish.  Though, Beastly was delightfully entertaining.  But Mandy Hubbard's book made me laugh out loud for the first time in a long while when reading a book.  (Probably not since Paranormalcy in late August.)  Cinders was a great take on the aftermath of Cinderella's happily ever after.  Just don't let yourself think you're getting the Disney Cinderella and you'll be good to go.  (Note: Soon this novella will not be available for purchase until 2012 when combined with Michelle's two other novellas for an omnibus work from Rhemalda Publishing.)

If homework, work, and partying permit, I'll try to squeeze another book or two into the year.  No guarantees.  (Oh, and please vote in poll in sidebar.)


  1. That's a great list! I'm honored Cinders is one of your favorites. Paranormalcy is on my nightstand waiting to be read. I'm getting there eventually! :)

  2. This is a great list--I've read some and plan to read some of these! :D

  3. I'm going to have a top ten favorite books read this year post. Paranormalcy is on my list. I've read three of your books, and a few more are on my to-read pile.

  4. Which book feature may I ask are you talking about?

  5. I've read a few of these, and several others are waiting on me to read them. :)

    I'm not sure what the author's bookshelf feature is... but I'm all for seeing what others are reading. ;)

  6. Great list. Paranormalcy is one of my favorites too.


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