Friday, February 4, 2011

2010, A Reading Odyssey: The Winners

Well, it took me a while to get this list compiled and posted, but better late than never, right?

According to my Goodreads list, I read 110 books in 2010. Some were winners, some were losers, most were in between. The books that stand out as my favorites are those that I couldn't forget about long after finishing them. They are books I still pick up to reread favorite scenes. They are books I recommend to my friends, and all of these have earned their places on my keeper shelf.

 So without further ado, here are my favorites from 2010:

Best Comedy: The Adventures of
Alianore Audley
Read my review of Alianore's Adventures

The Adventures Of Alianore Audley

Best Knight Tale: The Scarlet Lion
Read my review of The Scarlet Lion

The Scarlet Lion

Best Audiobook: Mark of the Lion Books 1 and 2
Recorded Books version, narrated by Richard Ferrone
They were both so good, and together completed the story,
so I couldn't pick just one!
I didn't review these, but they both get 100% 5-Star Ratings from me.

A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion #1)  An Echo in the Darkness (Mark of the Lion #2)

Best Hero:  Prince Ash
Read my review of The Iron King
(Books 2 and 3 are just as good and Ash is even better!)

The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)  The Iron Daughter (Harlequin Teen)  The Iron Queen (Harlequin Teen)

Best Heroine:  Katniss Everdeen
Read my review of Hunger Games and Catching Fire
Read my review of Mockingjay

The Hunger Games: Book 1  Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)  Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)

Best Bad Boy: Alex Fuentes
Read my review of Perfect Chemistry

Perfect Chemistry

Best Author Discovery:  Susanna Kearsley
Read my review of The Winter Sea

The Winter Sea

Best Sequel:  Crescendo
Read my review of Crescendo

Crescendo (Hush, Hush) 

Best Romance: The Duke of Shadows
Read my review of The Duke of Shadows

The Duke of Shadows

Best Inspirational:  The Frontiersman's Daughter
Read my review of The Frontiersman's Daughter

Frontiersman's Daughter, The: A Novel

Best Western:  One Thousand White Women
Read my review of One Thousand White Women

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
Best Drama:  Through A Glass Darkly
Read my review of Through A Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly: A Novel

Best Wacked-Out Story:  Across the Universe
Read my review of Across the Universe

Across the Universe

Best Ending:  Captivity
Read my review of Captivity

Best Series Discovery:
The Black Dagger Brotherhood
Read my review of Dark Lover
(DL is the only book I reviewed, but Vishous and his book, Lover Unbound, are my faves, and John Matthew isn't too far behind :)

So, these are my favorite reads from last year. Did any of my faves make your list? Got any recommendations for me?
I love comments :)


  1. I love Alianore Audley and it might be time for a reread soon. I think I know more about the period now and might get more of the jokes :)

  2. Great list. I actually have Alianore Audley on my shelf but forgot about it until I read your post! Thanks for the reminder. The Duke of Shadows is on my tbr list.

  3. What a list! Now I can brush up my TBR list with these fabulous new discoveries.

  4. Great wrap up! I've added some of these to my wishlist now!

  5. I have only read the Hunger Games series (the first two made it onto my 2010 favorites list: and the Iron Fey series of your list, but you DO have a couple more here that I have on my wishlist! I'm off to read some of the reviews on the others!

  6. Lady Q,
    You have a fine list:) And I'm so happy to be on it! Thanks for the great review of TFD. I appreciate it so much. Happy reading to you!


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