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2010 Reading Roundup

Friday, December 31, 2010

It's the end of 2010 already! It seems like I just wrote this kind of post for 2009! I finished up with a grand total of 111 books read (although I'm hoping to finish up one today). According to GoodReads, that's 37,273 pages. That sounded impressive until I saw that I read 11,000 more in 2009! What can I say? Blogging took up a lot of time, and my new job has seriously eaten into the time I can spend reading.

Anyway, here's the part you really want to see:

My Top Ten Books of 2010!

Book of a Thousand Days
Book of a Thousand Days
by Shannon Hale
Soulless
Soulless
by Gail Carriger
Persuasion
Persuasion
by Jane Austen
The Postmistress
The Postmistress
by Sarah Blake
The Help
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
She-Rain
She-Rain
by Michael Cogdill
Anne Frank
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
The Red Umbrella
The Red Umbrella
by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Annexed
Annexed
by Sharon Dogar
The Secret Lives of Princesses
The Secret Lives of Princesses
by Philippe Lechermeier
illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer


































































These are roughly in the order in which I read them.  The titles link to my reviews.   I tried to choose a favorite, but there are several that I just can't choose between. I recommend them all!

2010 Challenges completed (challenge titles link to my posts with lists of the books I read for that challenge):
all hosted by Book Chick City;
all hosted by Home Girl's Book Blog (formerly J. Kaye's Book Blog);
both hosted by Royal Reviews;
both hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings;

New [to me] Authors hosted by Literary Escapism; and

Hispanic Heritage hosted right here!

I came up a little short on just one challenge, the Once Upon a Time challenge hosted by Crazy Book Slut, reading only 4 retold fairy tales rather than the requisite 5.

Still, I did well with my challenges, although I mostly signed up for challenges that matched what I normally read anyway. I haven't had much time for blogging lately, so I haven't signed up for any challenges for next year at this point, but I hope to make time to look over everyone's posts this weekend!


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9 comments:

  1. If I am to make a list of top 10 best books I read this year, Annexed will definitely be one of them! I have not read most of the other books you mentioned above so will definitely have to check your reviews to find out more!

    Have a great new year, Jen =)

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  2. Loved Annexed too but missed out on reading Soulless, which I still hope to read in 2011.

    Have a very Happy New Year may it exceed your wildest expectations!

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  3. Darn it, I kept forgetting to pick up Soulless!

    The artwork in The Secret Lives of Princesses is absolutely beautiful. I want to take it out and frame it!

    111, Woot for you!

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  4. Looks like a great year for reading.

    I too enjoyed The Postmistress and The Help this year.

    All the best for 2011!

    carol

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  5. Hello Jen! Happy new Year! I must say I need to start reading the Blameless series very soon.I'm such a procrastinator. Hope this year changes all that. =)

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  6. I need to dig out my copy of The Post Mistress and finally read it. Oh, and I've been recommending The Help to everyone when asked what is good to read. Can't wait to see the movie.

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  7. Jen, great list!

    Annexed and The Postmistress *just* missed my list. If I could do a Top 20, they would definitely have been on it. You had a great reading year.

    Cheers to a Happy 2011!

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  8. Congrats on your super high page count!

    Happy New Year, may 2011 bring you great joy in reading :-)

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  9. You have a few that have intrigued me, great list Jen.

    Thanks for visiting and leaving your link.

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