Kristen’s 2010 Year-End Wrap-Up

Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner has created a fun survey about the books and reading experiences you’ve had in 2010. I thought this would be a good way to review everything I’ve read this past year, so here are my answers.

1. Best book of 2010? The Passage by Justin Cronin

2. Worst book of 2010? One book I wish I hadn’t spent my money on is Glee: The Beginning by Sophia Lowell.

3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010? The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. I had really high expectations for this book because so many people loved it, but I really didn’t like it. At all.

4. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010? I was pleasantly surprised to find The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb was set in my home state of Michigan and on a fictionalized version of Mackinac Island. I was also surprised by the way she took a place that’s usually jammed with tourists eating fudge and made it creepy and ominous. It was the perfect setting for a ghost story!

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010? The two books I seem to have told everyone about are The Passage and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

6. Best series you discovered in 2010? I discovered the Fables comic books thanks to Sandie, and it’s now one of my favorites.

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010? Christopher Moore (Bloodsucking Fiends) and Matthew Dicks (Something Missing, Unexpectedly, Milo).

8. Most hilarious read of 2010? Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore were two laugh out loud funny books I read this year.

9. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2010? I have to say The Passage

10. Book you most anticipated in 2010? Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

11. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010? Even though I didn’t like the book, I will say that the cover of The Postmistress is gorgeous.

12. Most memorable character in 2010? Katniss Everdeen from Mockinjay is one of the most memorable heroines I’ve ever read.

13. Most beautifully written book in 2010? Once again, The Passage

14. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010? Hmmm…I’ll have to think about that one because nothing comes to mind.

15. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to finally read? This year I finally read books 4-8 in Kim Harrison’s The Hollows (Rachel Morgan) series. I’m currently OBSESSED with this series, so I can’t believe it took me so long to catch up.

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  • http://www.daemonstv.com/ Sandie

    Ah Kristen, you’re like my reading Guru, haha. I love your picks and agree with quite a few and the ones that I don’t know about, now I want to read.

    And since this is such a fun meme, I think I’m going to have to do my own 2010 wrap-up. Coming soon… :)

  • Amy Mckie

    Great wrap-up! I’m loving seeing people’s answers to these questions. I am going to have to finish The Passage one of these days!