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Best Books of 2010 according to me :)

December 29, 2010 Leave a comment


First a few statistics (as of December 29):

Books read in 2010: 252

Adult books read: 24

YA books read in 2010: 75

Juvenile books read: 147

I don’t keep track of picture books/ easy readers… but it’s a goal for next year. Just so I have the number 🙂

Best Book Published in 2010 (Adults)

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson

Best Book Published in 2010 (Young Adults)

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Best Book Published in 2010 (Kids)

On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells

Best Book Published in 2010 (Beginning Readers)

Can I Play Too? By Mo Willems

Best Book Published in 2010 (Picture Books)

Milo Armadillo by Jan Fearnly

Best Nonfiction

Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox

Best Graphic Novel

The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger

Best Re-read

The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde

Top 5 Adult Books

1.       The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson

2.       The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

3.       The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest  by Steig Larsson

4.       Shades of Gray by Jasper Fforde

5.       Ape House by Sara Gruen

Top 5 Graphic Novels

1.       The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger

2.       Binky to the Rescue by Ashley Spires

3.       Jellaby by Karen Soo

4.       Owly Volume 1 by Andy Runton

5.       Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Top 5 YA Books

1.       The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

2.       The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon

3.       My Boyfriend’s Dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall

4.       Girl in the Arena by Lisa Haines

5.       Breathless by Jessica Warman

Top 5 Kids Books

1.       The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

2.       Countdown by Deborah Wiles

3.       Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

4.       The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

5.       Keeper by Kathi Appelt

Top 5 Beginning Readers

I didn’t read very many good ones.

1.       I am Going! By Mo Willems

Top 5 Picture Books

1.       Ernest the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit by Catherine Rayner

2.       Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini

3.       A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead

4.       Knuffle Bunny Free 2010 by Mo Willems

5.       Swim! Swim! By Lerch

Top 5 Nonfiction

1.       Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams

2.       Simeon’s Story by Simeon Wright

3.       Kakapo Rescue by Sy Montgomery

4.       Bulu: African Wonder Dog by Dick Houston

5.       Poop Happened by Sarah Albee

Top 5 Rereads

1.       The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

2.       The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde

3.       Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

4.       Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

5.       Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling


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