Happy New Year everyone! Instead of doing a Favorite list for 2010, I'm doing a favorite list for the entire decade. Now, I know many of you out there are of the belief that the decade ended LAST year when we entered 2010, but I am one of those kooky people who firmly believes that the decade started in 2001, so it ended at midnight last night. I know, I may be crazy.
Anyway, I thought it would be cool to go back and look at the books that have made my decade more interesting, the books that made me want to start reading again.
I was one of those people who was reluctant to pick the first book up. I didn't want anything to do with what everyone else was reading (this is actually a habit of mine. I always try to ignore the "fad" but sometimes, I get hooked. . .)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. I have yet to see The Lovely Bones because I can't imagine Stanley Tucci as a bad guy, but it's on my list.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, and Target by Kathleen Jefferie Johnson-- both haunting tales about the aftermath of rape. Target was amazing because it is truly from the perspective of a boy.
Impossible: a Novel by Nancy Werlin and The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
I picked up Impossible because I enjoyed Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin. Mockingbirds was pickd up because I kept reading about it on different list-serves and decided to give it a try.
The final entry for my favorites of the decade must be: