Friday, December 10, 2010

Top Ten Favourites of 2010!

Just like last year, I'm putting up my top ten favourite books that I've read.  Now, these book are in no particular order - so there's no absolute favourites... just these ones stuck in my mind for this year that I loved and will most definitely read again at some point.

1.  'So Many Books, So Little Time' by Sara Nelson
2.  'Love Is A Mixed Tape' by Rob Sheffield
3.  'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury
4.  'The Brain That Changes Itself' by Dr. Norman Doidge, MD
5.  'The Monkey's Mask' by Dorothy Porter
6.  'Midnight Kiss' by Lara Adrian (Book 1 Midnight Breed Series)
7.  'How To Be A Villain' by Neil Zawacki
8.  'Johnathon Livingston Seagull: A Story' by Richard Bach
9.  'The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle' by Lois Battle
10. 'Veil of Midnight' by Lara Adrian (Book 6 Midnight Breed Series)
So, there you have it, my top ten.  I know I have included books one and six of a series, but they really are great... and I find that the first book of a series had to kick butt to get the reader in; so does the last book.  So, I absolutely enjoyed them both.  I'm currently reading 'He Died With A Felafel In His Hand' by John Birmingham.  There's some stories in that book have had me giggling and laughing out loud!  And yes, I'll be reviewing it soon along with a few others I plan to read over the Christmas New Year period.

So, did you enjoy any books this year that really stuck in your mind?  If so, share their titles with us.  Otherwise, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, hope Santa has brought you all the books, book vouchers you have wished for and you have the time to read as much as I have.  Here in Brisbane, we are in for a very wet Summer and so, there'll be plenty of time to read and review for you all.


  1. Nice list, I have the series 1, 2 and 3 book, I really should read it, your the 2nd blogger I follow to say they love it.

  2. Thanks Marce. I was sent the whole series to read; and am currently awaiting the 7th book (which was accidentally left out by the sender) so I can read that one too. I can't wait to get my nose into that one as well!
    Otherwise, one of the best books out my list that has really changed my life thus far is 'The Brain That Changes Itself' by Dr Norman Doidge, MD. I e-mailed him a few days after I finished it letting him know of my own medical problems and how I overcame them; and a few hours later I received a reply from him. It was fantastic to hear from the author himself! He was so encouraging about my story and said that he's looking to writing another book soon.

  3. The only book I've read from that list is 'Farenheit 451', which I thoroughly enjoyed. I haven't read 'He Died With a Felafel In His Hand' but it is one of my favourite films. The books I've read this year that stood out are 'The Pact' by Jodi Picoult, 'The Heretic's Daughter' by Kathleen Kent and the 'Tomorrow' series and 'Ellie Chronicles' by John Marsden.