My favourite books of 2010:
A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
Read from March 09 to 11, 2010
Why Did I Like This? Can you imagine a class at school which requires you to be paired up with a fellow student in a marriage type situation for your entire senior year? Well this novel delves into what it would be like, I'm sure it'd never happen in real life but the novel does bring a touch of realism along with the fun so it makes for a highly enjoyable read. I'm hoping the author announces her next release soon as I'm eagerly awaiting it.
Forget You by Jennifer Echols
Read from April 26 to May 17, 2010
Why Did I Like This? I am usually quite reluctant to pick up any sort of romance novel with even the slightest bit of a spicy cover but what i usually find is that they become my absolute favourites, just like this one. What we have here is a car accident, divorce, swimming trials and amnesia, can you fit this all in a novel... yes and Miss Echols does it so well that I'm now seeking out the rest of her collection.
Girl Saves Boy by Steph Bowe
Read from August 04 to 07, 2010
Why Did I Like This? I don't think I would've ever heard about this book if it weren't for the authors brilliant blog, Hey! Teenager of the Year which I've been following for quite awhile. I can easily say this book blew me away with it's awesomeness and I wish more people had read it so far but I'm sure it's popularity will grow next year once it's released in the US.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
Read from January 27 to February 02, 2010
Why Did I Like This? Initially, I was a little worried about reading a book recommended to fans of Glee and that also sits in the GLBT category but I can safely say this novel isn't the least bit cringe-worthy and touches on one of my favourite subjects to read about - meeting people online. It does get a little confusing with alternating chapters between characters both named Will but once you get over that, it's full of awesome and I'm sure you'll recognize at least one of the authors names on the cover as they are both big players in the YA game so go check this one out for heavens sake.
Dreaming of Amelia by Jaclyn Moriarty
Read from March 31 to April 08, 2010
Why Did I Like This? I'm glad to say this is the second Aussie novel on my favourites list, Jaclyn Moriarty was one of the earlier humorous novels I got into and I've loved every book she's released since. I'm actually keen on going back and reading them in series now that I've learnt their is a set order.
Most Anticipated of 2011:
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Released: May 10th 2011
Why I'd Like to Read This? I'm sure most of the teen girl population has at some point or another picked up a Sarah Dessen novel and for those who haven't, you really need to! It doesn't even matter what this book is about, I know I'm going to connect with the characters and rate this so very highly.
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Released: January 11th 2011
Why I'd Like to Read This? Without having read the first chapter of this book online, I don't think I'd be so attached to it. Just the fact that the ins and outs of what it'd be like to have each member of my family put into a deep freeze for hundreds of years still tinkers in my mind at random times during the day.
Chain Reaction, #3 by Simone Elkeles
Released: May 24th 2011
Why I'd Like to Read This? Thankfully, it looks like the third Fuentes brother might be a little different to his siblings and the trouble all begins with his wild love interest. Anyhow, I'm hoping the series is somehow continued on from here even though it's unlikely.
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
Released: May 24th 2011
Why I'd Like to Read This? Oh what it'd be like to have an exceptional sister and a family that looks down upon you, well that is all twisted around when Abby's older sibling is put into a coma and can't defend the secrets that become unravelled.
Stay by Deb Caletti
Released: April 19th 2011
Why I'd Like to Read This? I'm not sure what the specific issue is going to be with this book but it's enough for Clara to leave behind her entire family and their home town. I'm thinking it's something to do with her boyfriend, Christian... maybe a little bit obsessive and controlling?
Q: What was your favourite book of the year and what are you most looking forward to reading in 2011?