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Best of 2010

It's New Year's Eve and so here, without further ado, is my Best Books of 2010 list:
Best of 2010
(in order of publication)
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (review to come!)

FYI, that's 3 fantasies, 4 contemporaries, 5 urban fantasies, 2 historicals, 1 dystopian, 1 retelling, and 1 short story.

Biggest Character Crush of 2010
Alan Ryves

*a moment of silence, please, for the one and only Alan--the most adorable armed compulsive liar I've ever met*

Biggest Author Crush of 2010
Ilona and Gordon are awesomesauce and that's all there is to it. I look forward to their fun and funny blog posts and to the occasional delectable treat for their readers, such as tasty snippets or hysterical Kate/Curran twitter convos.


Best Books I Read in 2010, Which Were Published a Different Year
Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin

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  1. I'm feeling pretty good knowing that I've read most of these! All thanks to you, of course! :o) Have a fabulous New Year!

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  2. Oooo, thanks for posting! My TBR list is getting longer.

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  3. Thanks, Angie, for mentioning EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY in your round-up of the year. :-) Happy New Year to you!

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  4. Alan :] oh and I love your copy of Magic Bleeds it looks so well read, like all books should...

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  5. I've read 6 of your "best of" this year. (Plus Jane is sitting on my table after its delivery yesterday and Anna and the French Kiss is in my library queue.) That's some seriously good stuff. Here's to some great reads in 2011.

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  6. Interesting list - I'm a little surprised myself at what I did and didn't love this year. But I read my list of books I was looking forward to in 2010 and everyone of them got a shot, so I feel like I did good. :)

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  7. Yay, so many familiar titles in your list! The ones that I haven't read are in my wishlist. I love that Ilona Andrews is your biggest author crush because I'm a huge fan as well.

    Happy New Year, Angie! :)

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  8. i see we have four books in common on our favorite reads of the year!

    thanks again, angie, for all the great reviews over this last year. :)

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  9. So many good ones I agree with or want to read. Love the crushing categories too.

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  10. Happy New Year, Angie! As always, great list, and I'm happy to note that mine shared several with yours. :)

    I've been eyeing up The Winter Sea; can't wait to read what you thought of it.

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  11. The Winter Sea was my favorite of the year, and most of your others are on my TBR, and I think we have similar taste, although I liked but did not love Jane. I love Jennifer Cruisie but not that particular book.

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  12. I am currently reading Daughter of the Forest, and it is KILLING me that I am just getting into it (everything just went down with Oonagh and the Lady of the Forest told Sorcha how to reverse the curse) and tomorrow I go back to school. Why didn't I start this earlier in break??!!

    Thanks for the recommendation!

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  13. Love your list. You picked some of my faves from 2010, so I would like to read your other picks as well. Jennifer Crusie is so much fun!

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  14. I've taken notes on your best of list, Angie. I have a few of those on my To-Read list that I still haven't gotten to, but The Sky is Everywhere is one that I managed to read in 2010 that made my favorite list, too. So wonderfully written and what an beautiful story...

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