All this week I will be posting 2010 fave five lists. Today’s list is books. These are the five books I read this year that stuck with me long after I put them down. (not in any particular order) Remember that they may not all have been published this year.
Can I just say WOW! I loved everything about this book. I often get the interview question, “Which book do you wish you wrote?” I’ve never been able to answer that question, because there are so many books that I adore. But now I have an answer. If I Stay is beautifully written, but not flowery. The characters jump off the page because Gayle is able to paint us such a complete picture of them without boring us with minutia. She finds the perfect balance. And, yes, I cried.
This book is pure genius. I laughed out loud throughout the entire book, even though the subject matter was pretty serious. The writing is that good.
I hate to say it, but Mockinjay by Suzanne Collins still has me picking it up to re-read sections, just to make sure…
And, I’m going to cheat a little and lump two books by the same author in at number five. I read Nightshade by my fabulous critique partner, Andrea Cremer last year, so I can’t include it here. But I can include Wolfsbane and Bloodrose, which are both OMG! And that’s all I’m allowed to say about them =)
So, there's the list! Happy reading! Tomorrow's list will be 2011 books I'm dying for!