Saturday, January 1, 2011

Best & Worst Books of 2010

I love reading!

What was the BEST book you read in 2010? The WORST? Is it fair to rank either? Maybe not... but it is certainly fun to look over the list of books I've read in 2010 and remember them.

I log my books and reviews at - which makes it easy to look back at my reading list for 2010. I read about 35 books last year, which is less than what I would have LIKED.

It was easy for me to pick out the worst book and very hard for me to pick out the best.

I'm a huge Dean Koontz fan, but this book was the hugest disappointment of my 2010 reading. It felt like it was a chore for him to write; like he only wrote it to fulfill his contract. It was the third book of a supposed trilogy (he's since come out with a fourth in the series). I won't read the fourth. The first book in this series, however, was AWESOME!

Since I'm struggling to pick one favorite, I'll pick several. :) You can read my reviews for all of them at (link on right sidebar).

Best Literary:

Best Young Adult:

Best Historical Fiction:

Best on the Craft of Writing:

How many books did you read in 2010? What are your best and worst picks?


  1. I just finished the Hunger Games trilogy this morning, so I'm not really in a position to give my favourite for the year! I read a lot of really good books this year, and especially these last couple of weeks.

    And thanks for the reminder to go update on Goodreads! :)

  2. I've just started Koontz's second in the Frankenstein series. I really liked the first one, second one so far is good, but I feel some detachment from some of the main characters. But that could be Koontz keeping reader out of the heads of certain characters.
    Good post, Margo. I've added your blog to my blog roll.

  3. Hi! I actually linked over here from Alison Miller's blog. :) I saw that you had this blog talking about your best and worst of 2010 and I HAD to look at that! I read fifty some odd books last year and at the start of this year, I too, did a post, but only of my favorites! :) I'm sure you already have a huge list of what you'd like to read, but if you're looking for some great ones, hop on over! :)