Sunday, January 2, 2011

Top Ten Favourites of '10 Part 2

4. Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden

This is by far the all time best YA romance novel I have ever read. I just completely adore the relationship between Liza and Annie. Garden's writing style is gorgeous. Anyone who likes LGBTQ fiction will love this book. It made me cry it was so good.

3. The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan

David Levithan has been one of my favourite authors since two years ago. This is by far my all time favourite of his. I love the verse aspect of this novel. The narrators were confusing at first, but it got better quite quickly. I was near tears only about fifty pages in. That is how strong this book hit me. Levithan is the king at creating an instantly fleshed out relationship within only a few pages. This book really spoke to me. For those of you who like LGBTQ books and verse, this will appeal to you.

2. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

This was my first time reading Cory Doctorow and god I should have done it a long time ago. Doctorow certainly knows how to write. This was one of the most satisfying reads I read through the entire summer. Please go read it if you like tech related YA books. It's complete genius.

1. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The writing is gorgeous, the character development is fascinating and I seriously had to put the book down every half an hour just to think about what was being discussed. It is by far the best classic I've read so far. I am very excited to read some of Oscar Wilde's plays and learn more about him. This book is just kind of amazing. You should probably read it.

So that's my reflection on 2010! What about you?

1 comment:

  1. We read DORIAN GRAY in English this semester and I loved it. Then we had to write an essay exploring our favorite quote (which was tough because it's so freaking quotable!) because our professor was awesome. Glad to hear you liked it! The Oscar Wilde references in Gemma Doyle made me. So. Happy.

    LITTLE BROTHER is also amazing! I haven't read the others, but I know ANNIE ON MY MIND from an article I read about challenged books...on my list for sure. Happy 2011 to you and here's hoping we actually get to meet in person this year. =)