December 9, 2010

End of 2010 Survey!!

Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner
put together this awesome bookish survey for the end of the year and when I saw it at The Book Scoop, I couldn't help myself and decided to do it as well.

So, here we go:

1. Best book of 2010? Probably Paranormalcy by Kiersten White and Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern, both books surprised me so much and I ended up adoring both of them.

2. Worst book of 2010? The Comeback by Marlene Perez, it was just such a flat book where nothing much happened and the protagonist wasn't even deliciously evil so I could hate her with pleasure a là Regina George.

3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010? Sad to say but Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson, I was so looking forward to it, but I just couldn't get into it much. And I felt so cheated out of the ending.

4. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010? Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern, The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson, Tangled by Carolyn Mackler.

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010? I ALWAYS recommend The Bard Academy Series by Cara Lockwood because it's absolutely amazing and so underestimated! Jane by April Linder I recommended a lot this year, and Into the Wild Nerd Yonder (sorry for the single-mind track).

6. Best series you discovered in 2010? Paranormalcy by Kiersten White and Hex Hall (by Rachel Hawkins). Both are kick offs of series but I liked the fist installment so much that I'm totally betting on them to be awesome.

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010? Kiersten White, Rachel Hawkins, April Linder, Julie Halpern.

8. Most hilarious read of 2010? Into the Wild Nerd Yonder, so many laugh out loud moments.

9. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2010? Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter was very hard to put down for me, I think it's my favorite out of the series so far. Also, Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George, I read it in just a few hours and loved it.

10. Book you most anticipated in 2010? Finnikin of the Rock by goddess Melina Marchetta and The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong.

11. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010?

12. Most memorable character in 2010? Jessie Sloan (of Into the Wild Nerd Yonder), Evie (of Paranormalcy)

13. Most beautifully written book in 2010? Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier, her writing totally transports you, and it stays with you for a long time.

14. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010? Well, it's a re-read but Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta always lingers in my heart for a long time after I read it. Other than that, probably Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr, her books have this amazing capacity of making me uncomfortable but in the very best way, they make me think.

15. Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to finally read? I don't know, lol, I sort of read most of the major classics between ages 9 and 13. Wilde (love!), Tolstoi, Austen (love), Byron (Bleh), Shakespeare (somewhat bleh), the Bronte sisters (love/hate), Kippling (love), Scott (love), Verne (love/hate), etc. So yeah...

Book Blogging in 2010 (optional)

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2010? The Book Scoop, Rowena reads the same kind of books I do and I love reading her reviews, and I sort of rely on her taste for authors I haven't read yet. And Addicted to Romance in the historical romance front, she's always putting new books on my radar. Not new but I love Sandy a.k.a. Pirate Penguin, she's so funny.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2010?
Probably the one for Meg Cabot's Insatiable, because it was so hard not to gush and I'm such a Meg Cabot fan girl!

3. Best discussion you had on your blog?

4. Most thought-provoking review or discussion you read on somebody else's blog?
Definitely YA and Bad Romance, which was a post written by Meg@In Which a Girl Reads. Such thoughtful discussion of the way YA (particularly of the paranormal vent) is portraying romance lately.

5. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)? I'm going to say Busting the Newbie Blues (which I just did last week), such a lovely thought behind that event.

6. Best moment of book blogging in 2010? Probably getting an ARC of Insatiable with a personalized note by Meg Cabot inside *g* I felt like a rock star.

7. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.) ? International Book Tours (awesome site for those of us blogging outside the US), The Book Depository and Net Galley.

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