Suey posted this end of year meme this week, and I just gakked it from her. Gak away!
Best Book: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.
Worst Book: The Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Morgan was one of the few books I didn't finish. Nothing offensive, just not interesting enough to keep reading.
Most Disappointing Book: The Swimming Pool by Holly Lecraw didn't seem to match the blurb, so while I was expecting a mystery, I got family angst that wasn't even that angsty.
Most Surprising Book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Nonfiction book that reads like fiction, which taught me a lot about biology, genes, and bad moral decisions.
The Book Most Recommended to Others: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winnifred Watson. Cutest book, and I really must get the movie to watch.
Best Series Discovered: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear and Benny Griesel (by Deon Meyer)
Favorite New Authors Discovered: Catherine O' Flynn This was the only author I read for the first time, and then read a second book by her (The News Where You Are, and What Was Lost) immediately. Both were excellent.
Most Hilarious Read: She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel; A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French; Paper Towns by John Green (funny road trip scene)
Most Thrilling, Unputdownable Book: Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer. Police mystery over 13 frantic hours in South Africa. Looking forward to reading another in this series.
Most Anticipated Book: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Me and everyone else.
Favorite Cover: Shiver by Maggie Stievgarer. I read the book because I loved the cover of the series. Didn't like the book as much.
Most Memorable Character: Jack, the little boy in Room was very memorable, along with his mother
Most Beautifully-Written Book: hmm, can't really pick one for this, but I'm going to add best re-read, The Blue Castle, by LM Montgomery, because it needs to be somewhere on this list.
Book That Had the Greatest Impact On You: Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos
Book you Can't Believe you Waited Until 2010 to Read: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. Considering how great "The Lottery" was, which I read in high school, I'm surprised it took me this long to read another Jackson.
New Favorite Book Blog You Discovered: Buried in Print, one of several new Canadian blogs. She writes insightful reviews, and reads such different books than I do.
Favorite Review You Wrote: The Year of the Flood by Atwood. Also gets honorable mention as most beautiful cover.
Best Book Event You Participated in During 2010: The Holiday Book Swap is always fun! I also enjoyed the Detectives Around the World, although now I know so many more mysteries to read.
Best Bookish Discovery of 2010: In 2010, I really got back into mysteries, and I am glad for that. Over the years, before blogging, mysteries were my go to books.
How about you? What books (or blog posts) would you plug into these categories?