I've been reading a fair few 'best of 2010' type blogs and so I decided to do my own. The following is a list of my picks out of all the books I read in 2010 (not just ones that were published in 2010). I have an ever-growing list of back titles that I need to read and so new releases tend to get pushed back a bit. There will probably also be a few picks for most categories - yes, I am that annoying person who can never have just one choice.
Merry Christmas to all, Happy New Year and Happy Reading.
P.S. Don't be a hater ;)
BEST KIDS BOOK READ IN 2010: The Undrowned Child, by Michelle Lovric & Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O Dell
BEST KIDS SERIES READ IN 2010: Septimus Heap, by Angie Sage
I feel like this series stuggled under the shadow of Harry Potter, but it can more than hold its own.
BEST WRITING: Winter's Bone, by Daniel Woodrell
Beautiful and bleak but always riveting. His use of language to evoke setting and emotion is outstanding.