So I set a goal to read 75 books this year, and I came in at 82. That's down 6 from last year's 88, but I'm still thrilled that I was able to read so many awesome books in 2010.
But of all the great books, how am I supposed to pick my favorites? It was hard because so many are so OSUM, but for your viewing pleasure, here you go.
My Top Book Picks For 2010 (in no particular order):
DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books, May 3, 2011)
Let no one tell you the dystopic genre is over. This book, due out in May 2011, rocks the house. Dystopia, may you live long and prosper. I can't wait to see what you do in book 2. And please, Veronica Roth, if you need a beta reader, keep me in mind :)
PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White (Harper, August 2010)
If you think you're sick of faeries of vampires or werewolves or any of the like, read this book.
BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver (Harper, March 2010)
I worried this wouldn't live up to its reputation. It did, and then some. Groundhog Day, move way, way over. But Lauren, could you stop with the making me cry?
THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST by Rick Yancey (Simon & Schuster, September 2009)
Just looking at this cover makes me thirsty. This book is best savored with some liver, a side of fava beans, and a nice chianti.
BLACK HOLE SUN by David Macinnis Gill (Harper/Greenwillow, August 2010)
Yeah, I know when reading the blurb, it says I won't want to mess with Durango. But I'm sorry, David, after reading this book, I really do want to mess with Durango. So finish book 2 already. Bring it on.
THE MARBURY LENS by Andrew Smith (Feiwel & Friends, Nov 2010)
I think I stopped to breathe once or twice while reading this. Maybe. I can't remember. It all kind of seems like I was in another world. And if I was, would I be one of the few remaining good guys or one of the really creeped out bad guys?
PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles (Walker, December 2008)
The only dual POV book I've read to date where I never once got confused as to which character was narrating. And the romance. The word "perfect" isn't in the title for nothing.
MOSTLY MONSTERLY by Tammi Sauer (Simon & Schuster, August 2010)
Tammi, you named your chicken wrong. The monster will always be Lola to me. And if there's any cuter artwork in the world, I've yet to see it.