Friday 31 December 2010

Top 10 of 2010

I know I haven’t been around much for the last couple of months amd I haven’t read nearly as much as I wanted to, but of the books I did read, there were a few that really stood out.

And so here are my ten favourite books of 2010 in no particular order:
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
This was my most highly anticipated book of the year and I wasn’t at all disappointed. Suzanne Collins’ portrayal of Katniss final chapter was intense, shocking, heartbreaking and beautifully done. A perfect ending to an extraordinary trilogy

The book began a love affair for me. This fey world is so vivid and full of life that you literally fall into it. And of course there’s Ash…

Kat Falls has created the only dystopian world that I’d happily live in with her cinematic storytelling and engaging characters. This book didn’t get nearly as much love as it should have.

Forbidden will stay with me for a very long time. It caused me heart-wrenching pain, ridiculous levels of inner conflict and awe at the talent of Tabitha Suzuma. If you haven’t read this, you’re missing out.

Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
My love for Cassandra Clare’s books is no secret so that I loved this should be no surprise. Her world-building skills are second to none and I love all of the characters she creates. Especially Will.

Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead
This was another of my most highly anticipated novels of 2010 and it to lived up to my expectations. I was incredibly sad to see this series come to an end as I’ve really fallen in love with the feisty Rose and godly Dimitri.

Nightshade - Andrea Cremer
The cover was what initially attracted me to this book, but inside that was even better. I loved the myth and lore of Nightshade and I devoured it very, very quickly.

I loved the idea of a love triangle with a ghost and was intrigued as to how this would pan out. Brilliantly is the answer! The way that the supernatural and normal worlds merged and the pace of Aura’s grieving was refreshing.
Inside Out - Maria V. Snyder
I didn’t love Snyder’s Posion trilogy so I was hesitant to read this, but I loved it. It‘s a fantastically created world full of action and adventure. (My review of this will be posted later this month as part of a tour.)

Stephanie’s debut was the book that surprised me most this year. This Regency tale is full of charm, humour and warmth and I loved every page of it. This is one that you can lend to your little sister and your mum.

2010 was a brilliant book year and 2011 is already shaping up to be just as amazing. Bring it on!
Happy New Year, everyone!


  1. Happy New Year, Sophie. Great books - and I'm loving every minute of Mockingjay, don't want it to end!

  2. The only one I've read from the list is Shade (which I loved!) though I'm reading Nightshade now and have a few more on my tbr list....good know they are so good they make your top 10!

    happy New Year Sophie! x

  3. Ok so I am now super excited to read Inside Out. I love Snyder's Glass series so I think I will love it. Great list Sophie. Happy 2011!

  4. Looks like a great list! The ones I have read are on my best list too :)
    Happy New year!

  5. Wonderful list! Happy New Year, Sophie!

  6. Great books, l loved Shade and l am reading Nightshade right now .. love it!

  7. I loved Last Sacrifice, Nightshade and FOrbidden too. I'm embarrashed to say I haven't read any of the others - but I really want to read them all. Great picks:)

  8. that was supposed to say embarrassed:)

  9. What a great selection of books! I really must go back to the library and get Dark Life again. I didn't have time then to finish it, but I really must make the time. Happy New Year :)

  10. You're so right that Dark Life didn't get enough love! That's an awesome book.

    And I'm glad to hear you loved Inside Out. One of my favourites too, definitely.


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