Saturday, January 1, 2011

Top Books Read in 2010

I can't do a top 10. It's just not possible! So here's my favorite books read in 2010, in no particular order! :)

Favorite Book of 2010 (in case you didn't already know):
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
"What do you want from me?" he asks. What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More.

Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was eleven, Taylor Markham, now seventeen, is finally being confronted with her past. But as the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn't a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closest adult Taylor has to family, has disappeared, Jonah Griggs is back in town, moody stares and all.

In this absorbing story by Melina Marchetta, nothing is as it seems and every clue leads to more questions as Taylor tries to work out the connection between her mother dumping her, Hannah finding her then and her sudden departure now, a mysterious stranger who once whispered something in her ear, a boy in her dreams, five kids who lived on Jellicoe Road eighteen years ago, and the maddening and magnetic Jonah Griggs, who knows her better than she thinks he does. If Taylor can put together the pieces of her past, she might just be able to change her future.

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nealson

Dystopia & Fantasy
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Mockingay by Suzanne Collins
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Honorable Mentions (I couldn't resist):
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

That took forever. I had to force myself to narrow it down to four per category, especially the contemporary list. Now it's time to get started on reading books for 2011. Happy New Year by the way! :D

1 comment:

  1. Love your list Alexa! There is only 4 I haven't read. I really need to read Finnikin :)