2010 was such a great year. I look at myself – and I see these miraculous changes and also just marvel at everything I accomplished this year. 2010 was also a great year for books. I fell in love with so many, and I can hardly wait to see what 2011 will bring in terms of books! Without further ado, here is my top 10 books of 2010!
10. Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
I love Pride and Prejudice, and was so happy with the fun modern retelling Elizabeth Eulberg did with Prom and Prejudice. It was the perfect setting with absolutely fun characters. All the classic characters are there, and it was fun to pick out the little references true Pride and Prejudice fans would understand.
9. Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman
This book really was a treat! I had thought it sounded good, but was a bit unsure, as Breathless, the book Where the Truth Lies is a companion novel too, was one I did not like and could not even finish. I fell in love – I loved everything about this book and could reread it over and over. I finished it, and the first thing I did was order a finished copy so that I could be sure to have a shiny copy there for me!
8. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
This fun read took me a bit to get into. It wasn’t until about 70 pages in that I got absolutely hooked. Until that point, it was good, but not amazing but then something clicked and it was instant love. I devoured the rest of this book in an airport waiting for my flight to board. Not only is the story and characters great, but the book itself features fun things like receipts from the road trip and postcards! How rad!
7. Forget You by Jennifer Echols
So I am a major Jennifer Echols fan – her book Going Too Far remains one of my all time favorites. Forget You was such an emotional read and was one I burned straight through. Forget You features yet another perfect Echols guy and a full cast of great characters. I love the stories Jennifer Echols comes up with and her writing is absolutely beautiful!
6. Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
I have a major thing for spies, and Ally Carter has turned this fun series in to a must read series! This series keeps getting better and better, with Only the Good Spy Young being my favorite book so far! I love the action Ally Carter has in her books and the fun characters. The characters never get old. I love how Ally Carter has you questioning all sorts of characters and the motives of others all the time, only to change your opinion about 8 times before the book is over. <3>
5. The Iron King and The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
These books are so fun! I have always love faeries, but after reading The Iron Fey books, I fell even harder for them. The new spin Julie Kagawa put on her fey, was absolutely fascinating. Then, add in the epic love triangle that is going on – ya, and you have a book that is to die for. The third book in this series is fabulous, and I am absolutely dying for the fourth book
4. Salvaged by Stefne Miller
Salvaged was a complete and utter surprise! I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I started reading, except that I had heard it was good from several people. I fell in LOVE with it. The writing was pure magic – the story was so beautifully written. The romance was one of the most adorable things I have ever read in my life! Riley, the guy, was the perfect guy that I totally wish was real – I even named my fishie after him.
3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Anna and the French Kiss – how can I even explain this book? This book has PARIS, BOYS, HUMOR, and MORE! That right there about sums it up :) This book is pure love and you will devour it from page 1 to the end! Stephanie Perkins is definitely an author to watch, and I can’t wait to see what her next book, Lola and the Boy Next Door turns out to be like!
2. Sea by Heidi R Kling
Sea was a book I was dying to have since I heard what it was about, and even more after I saw the drool-worthy cover! From the first page, I fell in love with this touching story about hope after disaster. Heidi is working on a fantasy next, so after reading her realistic story, I can’t wait to see what she can do with a fantasy world! The romance between Sienna and Deni was so real – and that was my greatest fear when I began reading, that the romance wouldn’t be real. :)
1. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
This was a book that I love in every way. From the world, the story, the characters, to NORTH, I loved every moment. It honestly is the best fantasy I have read in nearly 5 years. Alexandra Bracken is one talented author and I cannot wait to see what she comes up to next. She’s had little details about her new book she’s working on, and it looks super fabulous – so I can only hope the world is gifted with more Alex Bracken awesome soon!
I also wanted to mention some books I really enjoyed, but just didn’t make the top 10 list, but without further ado, some Honorable Mentions:
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
Everlasting by Angie Frazier
Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
What books did you guys really enjoy in 2010?