First Year of Blogging and 2010 In Review

January 1, 2011 Whitney year in review 7 Comments

Happy new year everyone!  I started this blog one year ago from today to record my thoughts on the books I read, not expecting anyone to read my ramblings.  To my surprise I closed the old year with 180 followers (I never knew I was so interesting and popular).  Anyway, the book blogging community is so welcoming and friendly, and because of this discovered some great books and authors who I may not have read or heard of otherwise.  I also discovered the fun of read-a-tons and read-alongs.  They are a great way to interact with other bookish persons and also gave me a push to read outside my comfort zone.  All in all a very productive year.

And now an end of the year survey brought to you by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner

  1.  Best book of 2010:  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson 
  2. Worst book of 2010:  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  3. Most disappointing book of 2010:  Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch
  4. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010:  Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
  5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010:  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak  
  6.  Best series you discovered in 2010: Flavia de Luce Mysterys by Alan Bradley
  7. Favorite new author you discovered in 2010: Alan Bradley, Daphne du Maurier, Elizabeth Gaskell, Stieg Larrson
  8. Most hilarious read of 2010: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris   
  9. Most thrilling unputdownable book in 2010: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczky  and Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  10. Book you  most anticipated in 2010: Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch
  11.  Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010:  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson
  12. Most memorable character in 2010:  Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  13. Most beautifully written book in 2010:  Tinkers by Paul Harding
  14. Book that had the greatest impact in 2010:  In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  15. Book you can believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to read:  Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell


7 responses to “First Year of Blogging and 2010 In Review

  1. Congratulations on the 180 followers and some excellent blog posts! I loved The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo as well. Lisbeth is a wonderfully special heroine 🙂

  2. Congratulations on your blogoversary & a productive reading year! I bought Rebecca for my mom for Xmas & she will (thankfully) pass it on to me when she's finished. It's her favourite book. I also discovered the Millennium series (just #1 so far) in 2010 & can't wait to continue it. Happy New Year 🙂

  3. Rebecca and Cranford are both sublime. I'm reading (and seriously not loving) Outlander right now and so far I'm not a fan. I am awful about not giving up on books though and will proobably read it all the way through expecting it to get better at any minute.

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