Firstly, have you heard about this crazy weather we're having in the Midwest? The library has been closed for the last couple of days. Adam and I have happily stayed in most of that time :) The schools will remain closed through tomorrow. Supposedly there's more wild weather predicted for the first of next week. We shall see!
Inspired by Jeni over at heathen vegan, I have decided to post the books I read in 2010. There are many YA selections due to my job as a YA (teen) librarian and from Sept-Dec. I was a reader reviewer for the Gateway Award nominees for 2011/2012.
Though I enjoyed much of what I read, those with a * stood out a notch or two above the rest.
Reality Check - Abrahams, Peter
The Compound - Bodeen, S.A.
*Hate List - Brown, Jennifer
Because I Am Furniture - Chaltas, Thalia
**The Hunger Games - Collins, Suzanne
*After - Efaw, Amy
The Morgue and Me - Ford, John C.
If I Stay - Forman, Gayle
King of the Screwups - Going, K.L.
Brutal - Harmon, Michael B.
North of Beautiful - Headley, Justina Chen
Muchacho - Johnson, Louanne
The Otherworldlies - Kogler, Jennifer Anne
Liar - Larbalestier, Justine
Flash Burnout - Madigan, L.K.
*The Devil's Paintbox - McKernan, Victoria
Dirty Little Secrets - Omololu, C.J.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox - Pearson, Mary E.
*Life As We Knew It - Pfeffer, Susan Beth
The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Ryan, Carrie
Gray Baby - Sanders, Scott Loring
A Blue so Dark - Schindler, Holly
Shiver - Stiefvater, Maggie
The Chosen One - Williams, Carol Lynch
**Briar Rose - Yolen, Jane
Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have - Zadoff, Allen
Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr
We Were Here - Matt de la Peña
*Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson
Purple Heart - Patricia McCormic
Funny How Things Change - Melissa Wyatt
Fat Cat - Robin Brande
Diary of a Witness - Catherine Ryan Hyde
Paper Towns - John Green
Hold Still - Nina LaCour
*If I Grow Up - Todd Strasser
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
*Try - Dennis Cooper
**Let the Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist
*Rape: A Lovestory - Joyce Carol Oates
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin
Savage Night - Jim Thompson
*Beasts - Joyce Carol Oates
*Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card
**The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Tombs of Atuan - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Stranger - Albert Camus
Did you read any good books in 2010? Or have any great book suggestions?
Anyone else on goodreads? I think I may be addicted... Feel free to look me up!