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.

The Summoning
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.


  1. Hm, I don't think I could come up with 10 best right now either.

    I keep hearing fantastic things about Before I Fall but have yet to read it. I've got to get on that!

  2. That's funny - I have read ten books this month, but not all of them fabulous. I devour books like they are made of chocolate! I think I need to read the Before I Fall book - everyone seems to have that on their list. Here's Mine:

  3. I read The Book of Lost Things in 2008 and every detail in the book is still so vivid to me! I really liked it a lot.

  4. I just looked through all the books I've read this year and I would have just enough for this top ten list! The only one on your list I've read would be Before I Fall, which was amazing. I'd definitely include it on my list if I were making one.

  5. I think I could come up with ten but I have been very lucky so far this year.

    Im going to read the book of lost things in August.