1 January 2011

My top 10 books of 2010!

Now that 2010 is officially over, I can finally declare my top 10 books of the past year so without further ado, here they are in all their glory ...


1. THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson

This one was simply too stunning for words. I just cannot get over the fact how beautifully written this book was and I loved the little handwritten notes between chapters.

2.
MINI SHOPAHOLIC by Sophie Kinsella

Ms Kinsella delivers again! I absolutely adore all her books and this one was no exception - so wonderful and almost TOO hilarious! Long live the Queen of Wit Lit!

3. HELLO, HEARTBREAK by Amy Huberman

This one was a pleasant surprise! I wasn't expecting all that much, but I ended up laughing so much it literally hurt, plus the book made me feel all warm and fuzzy. So cute and incredibly funny!

4. MIDNIGHT GIRLS by Lulu Taylor

I only finished this like a couple of days ago so my review is yet to come, but whooooa this book was just brilliant! A totally gripping bonkbusters with lots of glitz & glamour and twists & turns! Incredibly well-plotted with great character development. It's well over 600 pages, but I honestly couldn't put it down!

5. PERSONALLY, I BLAME MY FAIRY GODMATHER by Claudia Carroll
Such an adorable (both inside & out) read - a fairytale gone backwards in a hilarious fashion! I love Irish chick lit!

6. THE HUNGER GAMES & CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins
I know these were not published in 2010, but I simply cannot not feature them. Totally not my kind of reads, but I was just blown away by how gripping this series was. Granted I felt Mockingjay was a bit of a let down, but the first two installment were just amazing - brutal and crazy, but SO good!

7. THE LIBERATION OF ALICE LOVE by Abby McDonald
Abby writes amazing chick lit and I loved this book, just like The Popularity Rules! Great plot idea and well executed too!

8. SPOTLIGHT by Ilana Fox
Another gripping chick lit book! Loved the cover and the book was simply unputdownable!

9. SWAPPED BY A KISS by Luisa Plaja
Such a cute read about what happens when your crazy wishes really come true - I still smile just thinking about this book, it was so wonderful!

10. THE FINISHING TOUCHES by Hester Browne
I may not be too keen on the idea of finishing schools, but what makes this book so amazing is mostly the writing and the characters, most of whom I grew really fond of. This book was SO much better than I expected and it cracked me up at times!

Even thought I've only read 60+ books (disappointing number, I know!!), it was still quite difficult to narrow it down to just 10, but after some thinking I came up with the list above!

Honourable mentions aka the AWESOME books that nearly made the list (in no particular order):
  • Cally Taylor: HEAVEN CAN WAIT
  • Muriel Zagha: FINDING MONSIEUR RIGHT
  • Kristin Walker: A MATCH MADE IN HIGH SCHOOL
  • Ruthanna Hopper and Amanda Goldberg: CELEBUTANTES
  • Tara Hyland: DAUGHTERS OF FORTUNE
  • Martel Maxwell: SCANDALOUS
  • Sarah Webb: THE LOVING KIND
  • Liane Moriarty: WHAT ALICE FORGOT
  • Jojo Moyes: THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER
  • Michele Gorman: SINGLE IN THE CITY
  • Kate Morton: THE DISTANT HOURS
2010 wasn't a bad year for me as such, but there's always room for improvment so I hope 2011 is even better - speaking of which, look out for my list of exciting 2011 releases, coming soon! :)

15 comments:

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

Looks like a great list of books. I read some of the books and added three to my wishlist.
All of the covers look great, especially the chick-kit books are gorgeous.

CarlyB said...

The Sky is Everywhere and The Hunger Games are definitely two of my favourites I read in 2010, both amazing books!x

Leah said...

The Sky Is Everywhere was amazing, wasn't it? Loved Mini Shopaholic, The Liberation of Alice Love & Personally I Blame My Fairy Godmother as well. I must read Spotlight soon, looks really great!

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Great list, including the honourable mentions. There are some books I have yet to read!

I am reading Distant Hours now! I'm glad it made it to the honourable mentions.

Ria- The Beaucoup Review book blog. said...

Swapped by a Kiss is amazing :D
And I really need to read the Mini Shopaholic...
Everybody seems to love The Sky is Everywhere, must get round to reading it!
Happy New Year :D

Jessica Lawlor said...

Mini Shopaholic was super cute! Didn't quite make my top 10 list this year, but I do love me some Sophie Kinsella!

Aisle B said...

I loved loved loved Hunger Games.
Great list and adding some for my own 2011 reading.

All the best for 2011!

Nina said...

Happy New Year. Some great books to add to my list. :)

One More Page said...

Great list! I loved The Finishing Touches too.

P said...

I've only read 2 and 3 from your top 10, but I loved them both too.

Lauren said...

Great list! I loved The Hunger Games as well so I'm glad to see it made your list. While I haven't read The Liberation of Alice Love and Hello, Heartbreak yet, I really want to now. :)

Michele Gorman said...

A very happy new year to you S-, and thanks very much for Single in the City's honourable mention (though the book's characters are anything but honourable :-)))

M x

a cat named cat said...

Lovely list! I loved Mini Shopaholic and I blame it on my fairy god mother so much <3 :)

Blodeuedd said...

Nice list, lots of books I have to check out ;)

Rea Sinfield said...

Nice list a few of my favs are there
Rea xx
http://reabookreview.blogspot.com

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