Thursday, December 30, 2010

End of 2010 survey

The year is running out and soon 2011 will be here, so I thought it would be fun to participate in an End of 2010 Survey that Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Tuner came up with. This survey is all about our reading experience throughout 2010.

1. Best book of 2010? Out of so many good books I read throughout the year I would have to say
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins were my favourites. Both were beautifully written with unique storylines.

2. Worst book of 2010? I don't realy like using 'worst', but my least favourable was Another Faust by Daniel Nayeri. The characters were too selfish and flat for me to really connect with.

3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010? I would have to say The Karma Club by Jessica Brody. I was eagerly awaiting this book because I thought the premise sounded interesting, but I could not connect with the character and the storyline dragged out a bit too much.

4. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010? The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell. I love superheroes and to find a unique story from the eyes of a half-villain, half-hero was interesting.

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010? The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

6. Best series you discovered in 2010? The The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and the The Tomorrow Series by John Marsden.

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010? Suzanne Collins, Rachel Hawkins and Kiersten White.

8. Most hilarious read of 2010? Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt.

9. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2010?  It's a toss up between The Hunger Games, Paranormalcy and Hex Hall.

10. Book you most anticipated in 2010? Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. I'd heard so much about the story and couldn't wait until it was released, and I wasn't let down.

11. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010?

12. Most memorable character in 2010? Katniss Everdeen from the The Hunger Games. Such a strong character who will do whatever it takes to survive and keep her younger sister safe. A fantastic heroine.

13. Most beautifully written book in 2010? The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. A book that's able to take a dark and dangerous world and bring such life to it, fantastic writing.

14. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010? Tomorrow, When the War Began (The Tomorrow Series, #1) by John Marsden. I finally got around to reading this book (and that's before the movie came out) because I had to teach it to my year 10 class for my teaching prac. I really had to delve deep in the plot and characters and learnt a lot about this book and why Marsden decided to write it.

15. Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to finally read? Tomorrow, When the War Began (The Tomorrow Series, #1) by John Marsden. I remember when my friends were assigned this book to read for English class. Since it was a prescribed text I never even considered reading it, and now I wonder why. Kids with guns trying to escape from a war that's started up in their backyard, how can you go wrong with that?


HowLynnTime said...

LOL I have to laugh at how many timed Hunger games is on your list. It is both my favorite and my least favorite. It was thrilling and disappointing.
For me Peeta was more memorable than Katniss - he loves, expecting nothing. I hate the end of Hunger games and Mockingjay - the middle book was acceptable. But I love the middle of them - enough to fill in the holes. Haymitch - how long has it been since a drunk got to be a hero - that was not politically correct awesome - especially when Kat finally got around to asking why in book 3 - that was my surprising in a good way moment - he was a true thing - not weak - but not quite as broken as he pretended.

Unputdownable - and worst (hate hate hate the end of 1 and 3) see why I laugh at you list? grin - mine would have it scattered all over too!

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