This set of questions is the perfect way to look back on a year’s worth of reading.
Best Book of 2010: The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
Worst Book of 2010: I only had one 2-star read this year: Godric by Frederick Buechner, and I hesitate to call it the “worst” book because it gave me one of my favorite quotes of the year. So, I’m glad I read it, simply for that one passage.
Most Disappointing Book: The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel by Diana Gabaldon and Hoang Nguyen
Most Surprising (In a Good Way): Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides – I had no idea how much I would adore this book!
Book You Recommended to Most People: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Best Series You Discovered: Anne Perry’s World War I Series: No Graves As Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade, We Shall Not Sleep
Favorite New Authors You Discovered: Anne Perry, Beth Kephart, John Green
Most Hilarious Read: Tie between An Abundance of Katherines by John Green and Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Most Thrilling, Unputdownable Book: Tie between The Passage by Justin Cronin and The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Book You Most Anticipated: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Favorite Cover of a Book Read: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Most Memorable Character: Alexia Tarabotti from Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless
Most Beautifully Written Book: On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Book That Had the Greatest Impact on You: Columbine by Dave Cullen
Book You Can’t Believe You Waited Until 2010 To Read: We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Here’s hoping 2011 is another memorable bookish year!