Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Top Ten Picks: Favorite Reads So Far This Year
Top Ten Picks is hosted by Jillian at Random Ramblings. This week, the topic is "Favorite Reads So Far This Year".
I knew I'd hit one of these Top Ten Picks that I couldn't make a complete list with. That's the case this week. I don't think I've even read ten books so far this year... let alone ten that I really liked! In fact, there are only four books that I reviewed and liked enough to give four or five ladybugs (stars) to:
Before I Fall
by Lauren Oliver
This was probably my favourite read of the whole year (so far, anyway). I really enjoyed the story and I loved the writing. If I had to choose just one book to recommend, it would be this one.
The Book of Lost Things
by John Connolly
This is a bit of a darker story (and classed as an adult book), so its appeal might not be as broad as some of the other titles on my list. But I really enjoyed this one. Sometimes it's nice to read something so creepy that it makes you shudder.
M Is for Magic
by Neil Gaiman
This is actually a collection of short stories rather than a novel, but I enjoyed it enough to give it a pretty good rating. While the collection as a whole is a bit hit-or-miss, there are a couple of real gems that make reading this one worthwhile.
by Kelley Armstrong
My most recent read, and my second-favourite YA title this year (after Before I Fall). A pretty good story and better-than-average writing make this one a treat for fans of paranormal fiction.