2010 book meme

A book meme ganked from the blog: Books and Movies:


Best Book of 2010: Clementine – Sara Pennypacker.

Worst Book of 2010: Henrietta the great go getter – Martine Murray.

Most Disappointing Book: Cracks – Sheila Kohler (not because the book was bad, but compared to the film, which I thought was fantastic, it was even slower of pace and rather stifling and uncomfortable at times to read).

Most Surprising (In a Good Way): Skulduggery Pleasant (wasn’t expecting it to be what it turned out to be…if that makes sense. Loved the books though!)

Book You Recommended to Most People: I don’t generally rec books to folk… Probably the Dresden files though… at least from this year. (Normally I am on a bid to recommend Pullman’s Sally Lockhart quartet, Nix’s Old Kingdom Trilogy and Fforde’s Thursday Next series)

Best Series You Discovered: Dresden Files – Jim Butcher.

Favorite New Authors You Discovered: e l konigsburg, Jerry Spinelli, Michael Bond, Primo Levi, Dashiell Hammett, Tess Gerritsen, Sara Pennypacker.

Most Hilarious Read: Paddington at Large – Michael Bond (Truthfully this is slightly more to do with the accompanying pen and ink illustrations – as hilarious as I find the text – the image of Paddington rushing through a fence perfectly horizontally, dragged by a rampaging lawn mower had me in absolute stitches)

Most Thrilling, Unputdownable Book: The View from Saturday – e l konigsburg was certainly the ‘most enjoyable’ in this department, however it might be more honest of me to state that The Ghosts in the Attic – Betty Ren Wright was the most ‘unputdownable’ because this dratted children’s book scared the bejeezus out of me and I knew I had to finish it before I went to sleep… damn dolls, never liked dolls… still don’t like dolls.

Book You Most Anticipated: Ink-stained Amazons – Jennifer K. Stuller

Favorite Cover of a Book Read: Clementine – Sara Pennypacker (at least I think so, I never pay a vast deal of attention to the covers… I think Lirael – Garth Nix might be my favourite cover I have ever come across… of course it might just be the fact that it is such luscious shades of blue that draws it to my attention.)

Most Memorable Character: Paddington

Most Beautifully Written Book: The World Unseen – Shamim Sarif

Book That Had the Greatest Impact on You: Collected Poems: Primo Levi

Book You Can’t Believe You Waited Until 2010 To Read: Paddington (series)


About Nerdsbian

I am a nerd for ALL seasons. Ravenclaw...natch. I am a genderqueer Librarian who unsurprisingly likes reading...a lot. But I also love being outside too...sometimes even reading at the same time. Also animals, any and all of them. Never yet met one that didn't get on with me and vice versa. I do a couple of different voluntary jobs (animal charity related), I am a Brownie Leader and have recently completed my MA.
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