Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: Jen's Top Ten Books of 2010

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND post a comment on our post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. If you can't come up with ten, don't worry about it---post as many as you can!

This week's topic:
Top Ten Books of 2010 

Yes, another end of year 'best of' list.  Are you sick of them yet?  But this one is a look back into your favorite reads of the year!

Top Ten Books Jen Read in 2010 

*the books are not in order of how much I enjoyed them...this is pretty much the order I thought of them*

  1. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - Don’t know how much more praise I can give this book...have I mentioned that I LOVED it?  Like I loved it infinity times 72582745 plus 16.
  2. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler – I loved the relationship between Anna and Frankie, the wonderful imagery of the beach and the symbolism of the sea glass. 
  3. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen – I loved the Wish Catering crew and how everything with them is chaotic, nothing is ever planned out in advance.
  4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee – A classic.  I first read this book in 8th grade, I liked it then but that’s pretty much all I remembered except for a big courtroom scene.  So glad I reread this over the summer.
  5. Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde – Definitely a must read.  A great book about accepting others despite their differences.
  6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot – One of the only nonfiction books I read this year and I learned so much it.  Henrietta Lacks contributed so much to the science community, yet no one knows who she is or they just know of her cells, called HeLa.
  7. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – A haunting read but it was such a good book.  It really makes you stop and think about how you treat other people.  You don’t know how a comment or remark (mean or nice) actually affects somebody.   
  8. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – I know many people were a little disappointed with Mockingjay.  Not gonna lie, I was a little disappointed as well BUT I still enjoyed it (I thought it was quite the emotional rollercoaster) and I still love the trilogy.
  9. Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty – I was let down by Charmed Thirds so I was glad that I ended up loving the fourth book in the Jessica Darling series.  I’m excited to read Perfect Fifths but sad at the same time, I don’t want to let go of Jessica (or Marcus)!  It’s definitely bittersweet.
  10. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan - This was such a cute book and a great book to read around the holidays.  I loved being a part of Dash and Lily's adventure though New York City at Christmas time.  

2010 started off on a bad note, regarding books anyway.  I didn’t read my first five-star book until the middle of March!  2010 was also a big year for young adult books (for me).  

Now it’s your turn!  Tell us your favorite books you’ve read this year!  

*Next week's topic is: Top Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2011..you know all those ones you keep saying you are going to get to but haven't yet. No more procrastination in 2011!



 

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  2. I love the top ten lists! Check out mine at http://thegirlwholovedbooks.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-ten-tuesday.html

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  3. I re-read To Kill a Mockingbird as well!

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  4. I've never heard in France about your first choice, but now I want to read it !

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  5. These are great picks. Mine are here:
    http://bookworm-meags222.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-ten-tuesdays-best-books-of-2010.html

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  6. Good year for reading, now that I sit and think on it..

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  7. A beautiful theme of list to end the year in beauty

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  8. First time participant in Top 10 Tuesday, but I have enjoyed reading your lists. Your year-end list is great & we have a few books in common. Lots of good books this year, and next year looks great too!

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  10. This was a tough one, but I think I finally managed to narrow my list down to the right 10.

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  11. I thought I was going to love Book of Dares and I did like the first chapter, but it's a DNF for me.

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  12. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is on my list too!

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  13. I've got feeling my list of book to be read in english just increase :)

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  14. I ADORE Sarah Dessen! The Truth About Forever was the first book of hers that I read and it's still my favorite. Wes = swoon ;-) Great list!

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  15. I wasn't dissapointed with Mockingjay! I will have to add some of your other books to my to-read list

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  16. What a fun, varied list you have. First time reading To Kill a Mockingbird? Now you know what all the fuss is about.

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  17. I haven't read any of these! To Kill A Mockingbird has been on my to-read list forever. Maybe I should include it in my next week's top ten books I resolve to read.

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  18. Great list! Mockingjay was wonderful! I wanted to read To Kill a Mockingbird this year, but I didn't get to it. I'll read it next year, though. :)

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  19. This is a great idea! I've included my top ten at my blog. I'm a new follower here, just discovered you last night!

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  20. Totally agree on 4 and 10. Great reads! As for the rest...um...I kinda sorta haven't read those yet (hey, I said YET...) but I'm sure they warrant some looking into at the very least. ^_^ Thanks for sharing..and happy reading!

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  21. I loved Mockingjay - the whole Hunger Games trilogy actually.
    I also just started reading Thirteen Reasons Why today & Wow!

    This is my first time participating in this meme. It's a lot of fun, so thanks for hosting it!

    http://booking-along.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-10-books-i-read-in-2010.html

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  22. Great List! I've been wanting to read the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Maybe it'll be on my list for next year!

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  23. Love your list! Reminds me I should really get to Twenty Boy Summer and Thirteen Reasons Why!

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  24. Love this meme! Great books you posted, I'm looking forward to reading Dash and Lily's Book of Dares and Amy and Roger's Epic Detour! :)

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  25. Yay. another "Top Ten Tuesday" with me.. ;")

    TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD is one of my alltime favourites!

    Love,

    Frl. Irene

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  26. I read To Kill A Mockingbird for the first time this year and it topped my list :)

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  27. nice list. i especially love the YA picks you have on here - i am a huge sarah dessen fan. i read "the truth about forever" in summer 2009, so i couldn't include it on my list, but i loved the characters and the chaos of their catering business too. also the hunger games trilogy - though i chose the first one since i read all three of the books for the first time this year. definitely a few others from your list that i plan to read this coming year!

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  28. Glad to see To Kill a Mockingbird on a couple of lists. That would be in my top ten books of all time if I ever made that list.

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  29. Guh. I loved Thirteen Reasons Why too :D

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  30. I just posted my Top 10... Hope you stop by and see! Thanks for doing this meme!

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  31. ooh, good choices. Definitely some i've added to my list to read next year. Glad to see Amy and Roger popping up on multiple lists- it was definitely an amazing surprise for me after just picking it up as a random book at the library that i thought might be okay.

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  32. I have "Dash and Lily" too. I have "Amy and Roger's Epic Detour" in my tbr pile. Can't wait to read it now!

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  33. I've been loving Julia Glass's latest! :)

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  34. I just found out about the top ten lists. Love it!

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  35. Oh, mine is at http://frosybookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-ten-tuesday-1-top-10-books-of-2010.html

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  36. Love the Top Ten lists! Mine's a little more than 10, but I couldn't stop! Thanks for hosting this :)

    Angela
    Touch the Night

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  37. Haven't read any of these but my sister enjoyed Mockingjay as well.

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  38. I read To Kill a Mockingbird for the very first time this year. Loved it, loved it, loved it! Other than that...our lists don't match.

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  39. Mockingjay is on my TBR list. Glad to hear it made your top 10 of 2010. Just bought The Hunger Games the other day.

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  40. I didn't have these books on my list, however, almost all of them are on my TBR list!!! =)

    Stephany @ Stuck Between The Pages

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  41. I agree with you on Mockingjay.

    Also on To Kill a Mockingbird. I really need to take 2011 and reread some of the classics i loved in high school.

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  42. This is my first time participating! Woohoo!

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  43. Some good books here , a few of them I read and enjoyed. Check out my list www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

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  44. My biology professor was telling us about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot in class last semester, but I had forgotten about it until now! Perhaps I'll read it in 2011 =)

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  45. My own list: http://bibliofeminista.com/post/2509086868/2010-book-reads-as-many-as-i-can-remember

    Two of my favorites this year were definitely "Reality Bites Back" and "The Farming of Bones."

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  46. It was quite difficult coming up with my top ten but I finally managed...Looking up to the coming year.

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  47. Thanks for following Layers of Thought - I am also now a new follower. I love this feature and linked our favorites for the year post.

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  48. Can't believe I still haven't read 20 Boy Summer... I had it in my hand in the book store yesterday, but convinced myself I should get it from the library. And I need to go read your review of Amy and Roger's Epic Detour! This is the first Top 10 list I've seen it on and now I'm intrigued!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  49. Sorry to be so late posting...I love these lists so I just wanted to add mine anyway!!

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