Wednesday, December 15, 2010

End of 2010 Survey

Since 2010 is almost over, I figured this survey would be a nice way to wrap up my year. I still feel like I just started my blog even though it's been over 5 months, so it's hard for me to pick some of these, but I'm doing my best. This survey was created by The Perpetual Page Turner.

Note: A lot of these books link to my reviews, but since I started by blog in July, I have a lot of books on this list I read before I started blogging and therefore don't have reviews for.

1. Best Book of 2010?

I know I've praised it a million times before on this blog, but I am in love with Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. One of my new all time favorites.

2. Worst book of 2010?

I hate to say a book is terrible, I really couldn't stand Evermore by Alyson Noel (I read it before I started my blog). Out of all the ones I reviewed, even though I gave it three stars, I did not like Fallen by Lauren Kate at all.

3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010?

Matched by Ally Condie. Don't get me wrong- I did enjoy this book a lot (I gave it four stars), but I was just expecting SO much more. I didn't really talk about this much in my review because I didn't want to give the impression that I didn't like the book, because I did. But it had so much potential and hype that just wasn't fulfilled.

4. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010?

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel! I was expecting nothing going into this. It looked like just another vampire book. I wouldn't have bought it, but I borrowed it, and I was so glad I did! It was a completely new take on vampires (something very hard to find these days) and a wonderful one!

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010?

I always recommend The Hunger Games trilogy of course, but another series I was telling my friends about was City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (and now, Clockwork Angel which was just as good). Even though I read them a year ago, I still love them so much!

6. Best series you discovered in 2010?
I haven't discovered a whole ton of series, but I guess I really like Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series (The Iron King and The Iron Daughter).

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010?
John Green is awesome, I discovered him earlier this year. Maggie Stiefvater and Carrie Ryan are also great new authors I read this year.

8. Most hilarious read of 2010?
Percy Jackson series... totally awesome.

9. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2010?
Mockingjay! And the whole Hunger Games series easily takes this one.

10. Book you most anticipated in 2010?

Once again- Mockingjay hands down. I didn't anticipate anything else nearly as much as this one.
11. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010?
It seems like almost every book has another stunning cover! So here's a few beautiful covers (regardless of how I felt about the book)- Fallen by Lauren Kate, Halo by Alexandra Adornetto, and Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.

12. Most memorable character in 2010?
I'm in love with Wayland North from Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken. :)

13. Most beautifully written book in 2010?
I love the Maggie Stiefvater's writing in Shiver. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff was very well written also.

14. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010?
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott... this book made me FEEL so much emotion.

15. Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to finally read?
I read The Princess Bride earlier this year- I've always loved the movie but I was so glad I read the book! I loved it!

Book Blogging in 2010 (optional)

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2010?

I just started blogging this year, so all of them!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2010?

Looking back at a bunch of my old reviews, I realized I've gotten a lot better at writing reviews since when I started my blog! Just looking through some of my recent ones, I think my review for Elixir by Hilary Duff was pretty good, well written and everything.

3. Best discussion you had on your blog?

I'm not sure if it counts as a discussion, but I've had a lot of really cool posts. One was Gina's Guest Post: 9 Most Costume Inspiring Stories. It's Halloween themed, but it's still an awesome post and I encourage you to check it out! A more "discussion" related post was the Team Gale post I had back in August. That was a lot of fun to write and there were some great comments.
4. Most thought-provoking review or discussion you read on somebody else's blog?
There's so much, I couldn't name just one!

5. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

Down the Rabbit Hole's YA Love Triangle Week was awesome.... that's all that comes to mind right now.

6. Best moment of book blogging in 2010?

There's a bunch of awesome moments, but I'd probably say when I started actually recieving books in the mail from publishers/authors (which was really just a few weeks ago).

7. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.) ?

Book Blogs! Seriously, I knew blogs existed but I'd never imagined people would have a blog entirely devoted to books. I discovered some of my first ones in April this year, then started mine at the end of June.


  1. I had fun doing this survey too :) I agree with you on Evermore and Fallen...bleh. I really want to read Before I Fall and its on my 2011 list of books to read!

  2. I did the survey as well! It was fun. I liked reading your answers. I love surveys.

  3. Oh dear. I'm sad that Matched was a little disappointing....I'm expecting a lot!

    Here's my Best Of list:


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