Here’s my End of 2010 Survey from The Perpetual Page Turner.
2. Worst book of 2010? The worst book I read was Need by Carrie Jones. I was underwhelmed by the main character, despite her interest in unusual phobias. Normally I will read any series I start, but I have no wish to continue with this series. I also quit the House Of Night series by P.C. and Kristen Cast, I just got really bored with the series and yet another main character who seems irresistible to every male that comes into her orbit. But keep in mind these are both YA novels and I’m 33.
3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010? I’m going with The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I was under the impression that this was a life changing book. But it was just an okay parable filled with extreme obviousness.
7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010? Janet Evanovich, Lauren Oliver, Joe Hill and Lisa Gardner
10. Book you most anticipated in 2010? Mockingjay and Full Dark, No Stars. Loved them both!
11. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010? Oh, tough one. One of my favorites off the top of my head was Fallen by Lauren Kate (although the story did not live up to the hype for me):
12. Most memorable character in 2010? Wow, I’m going to have to go with John Wayne Cleaver from I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells. He definitely has a unique perspective. I was also really into minor characters from books, sometimes much preferring them to the main characters (I’m thinking of Beautiful Creatures, the Stephanie Plum series, and Something Like Fate).
13. Most beautifully written book in 2010? I don’t know that many others would say Stephen King writes beautifully, but I think he does. So I’m going with Full Dark, No Stars.
14. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010? Little Bee by Chris Cleave, it really made me think about how far I’d be willing to go to help someone else.
15. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to finally read? The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I wrote in my review of the book how it seemed to haunt me, it was always showing up where ever I went. So glad I finally caved and read it.