Top Ten of 2010!

I love a list! And a list of books? That’s the best kind of list there could ever be! Don’t you agree? (Woo-ee! I made it rhyme too! Score!) Sorry, I sidetracked myself there for a second… Anyway. I’m guessing that since you’re reading this blog, then you too might enjoy yourselves a nice, tidy list of books? If so, then this is going to a week of postings that will bring a big smile to your face! Over the next five days, we’ll each be sharing ten of our favorite we’ve read over the past year. Not all of the books will have been published in 2010, but we’ll have read them in 2010. I like to think finding an older book to love, especially if it’s the start of a series, is such a lucky break. You know if the author has more books and you can read through them, one right after the other with no annoying wait for the next book to be published! So go back and give some older books a chance, won’t you? I also like to think of these lists as something you could use as gift guides for the holidays. I think we’ll be providing a really nice array of age ranges and reading tastes, all truly read and recommended by real people!

 Are you curious to see my list now? Great! Here they come! (And of course my list is in alphabetical order by the author’s last name! Why? Because I am a Librarian!)
The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
Stork by Wendy Delsol
Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati
Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James
Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz
Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig

Okay, so that’s twelve… but in my defense? Half of the books are teen books and they read really fast, the other half are adult books that you’ll be over-the-moon for finding, and then the two bonus books could totally appeal to teens or adults equally. Ta-dah! (If you want me to clarify which books I think of as being teen, adult, or the two bonus books? Feel free to stop in and see me at the Reference Desk!) I also would like to mention at this point that I haven’t stopped reading for the year and even as I was picking out my list, I was reading an awesome book I’ll be recommending -in person! More motivation to take a quick trip to the library?

Happy Top Ten of 2010 List Reading! I can’t wait to see how many books show up on multiple lists and which list will lead me to read a book that could potentially wind-up on my Top Ten of 2011 list! (Or maybe it will be a Top Eleven of 2011? Ha, ha!)