Friday, January 7, 2011
Friday Five: Greatest Hits of 2010
My Top Five Reads of 2010!!!
In the Books I picked up at the store and then promptly passed up like a bazillion times before actually buying it category: The HUNGER GAMES trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Yes, I said trilogy. We all know from previous posts what a vain book reader(why yes, I do judge books by their covers) I am. But, once I got over the stark cover art, HOLY WOW. If you are one of the very, very few who have been living under a rock in the middle of the Sahara, let me tell you that you are missing something so amazing I can't even talk about it without making this a 60K word blog post.
In the Why did I even bother putting on makeup this morning because I just cried it all off category: This one is a tie. I just can't decide so, I'm going to give you two. LOVE YOU HATE YOU MISS YOU by Elizabeth Scott and THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher. Guh. Heartbreaking tales, both of them.
In the Friends don't let friends read alone category: The CHAOS WALKING trilogy by Patrick Ness. I have to admit that when Abby Mumford told me about these books, I did run right out to the library and pick them up. The first line of THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO was very intriguing, but the style of writing kind of threw me and I set the book aside. A month later as the due date approached, I picked the books back up and said, "Self, you will read this, at least the first one in the series." And HOLY WOW, am I ever glad that I did. Once I settled into the writing and the world of Todd and his faithful dog, Manchee, I was trapped. I finished all three books within a matter of days. Quite a feat considering each book is over 600 pages. GREAT GREAT GREAT reads. Thank you, Abby for browbeating me into reading this!