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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year + Resolution and The Best Books of '10!

Happy New Year, everyone! Its the first day of 2011, and I figured I'd let you in on my one resolution for the new year. I'm usually not into resolutions because I feel terrible if I don't go through with them, but I think this one will be fairly easy.

I'm going to read WAY more classics in 2011. I'm not giving up on the contemps entirely (you know I couldn't if I tried!), but I'm going to try to incorporate more of the books I've been wanting to read and never really had time to because I'm reading so much other stuff. Like Le Morte d'Arthur and Lord of the Rings and Wuthering Heights!  I usually don't like writing reviews on classics because, well, who am I to judge these well-loved tales? But I'm going to try. Since alot of the books I want to read are much longer than the average book, I'll probably also be doing discussion posts along and along.

Now for the best part of all...
 The Best Books of 2010
1. Freefall by Anna Levine
2. Poisoned Honey by Beatrice Gormley
3. Threads and Flames by Esther Friesner
4. Insatiable by Meg Cabot
5. The Enchanted Quest by Frewin Jones
6. Crusade by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie 
7. Entice by Carrie Jones
8. Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev
9. Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink
10. Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry

The books on this list are here because they either inspired me in some great way or made me remember them far more vividly than the rest of my 2010 reads. They are all beautiful and haunting in some great way and I expect to remember them far after 2011 has past as well.

Now, its time for me to go in Southern tradition to eat some black eyed peas and mustard greens. You can expect to hear from me plenty more in the months to come.

May 2011 be the best year yet!


Elie said...

Your list looks great, many off my wish list-but I haven't read any of those. I thought about doing a best of, but I couldn't choose!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Happy New Year!! Might I suggest John Belushi is Dead by Kathy Charles. One of my fave 2010 books!! And I still tell people to PLEASEEE read Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert. It came out in 09 I believe, but it's a top favorite of mine. :-)


Arya said...

Thanks guys! <3

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