Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Favorite 20 Reads of 2010: What are yours?

I am not sure I will be getting to 100 books by the end of the year, but I think 96 books is pretty good considering how busy I am with teaching, two kids, lego robotics, and coaching.

I went through the list the last couple days and here are my top 20 books that I read this year. You can see my previous post that has all the books read, but here are my favorites.

These are not in ranked order

  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • Reckless by Cornelia Funke
  • Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham
  • Magnificent 12: The Call by Michael Grant
  • Clone Codes by The McKissacks
  • Rise of Darkling by Paul Crilley
  • Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Ghost in the Machine by Patrick Carman
  • Still Missing by Chevy Stevens(not YA)
  • Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
  • Twenty Dollar Bill by Elmore Hammes
  • Merger by Jacquely Wheeler
  • Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz
  • Framed by Malcome Rose
  • Eating Animals by Jonathon Foer
  • Notes Left Behind by Brooke Desserich
  • Salt by Maurice Gee
  • Lockdown by Alexander Smith
If I had time I would go through and explain why each was chosen, but I don't have time. This is the busiest winter break I have ever had. Read them or check them out on Amazon to see if they appeal to you.

Have you read any of these? Did you like them? I had one book suggestion from my previous post asking what you read that I have missed. Leave me some titles of books that I should read. I just put 20 some books on hold yesterday as I went through my massive pile of post it notes with scribbles of websites, book titles and other things. I am winter cleaning so I reserved the books and eliminated the piles.

What is your list of top reads? Leave a link if you have them posted on a blog or leave them in the comments. We only have a few days left to share our 2010 lists before the year is over.
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