Happy New Year!
I hope you had a wonderful 2010, or at least some spectacular moments.
They say your goals should me SMART; specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.
I've been thinking about how I can make 2011 my year. What goals could I set that would be smart? That would be measurable but not limiting, attainable but not shortchanging, realistic and yet enlightening?
Hmmm. I'll keep thinking about that. In the meantime, here are some books I loved from 2010.
- January - Numbers by Rachel Ward
- February - Going Bovine by Libba Bray and Soulless by Gail Carriger
- March - Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
- April - Happyface by Stephen Emonds
- May - Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Cardturner by Louis Sachar
- June - Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork
- July - The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
- August - Will Grayson, Will Grayson by Green and Levithan and The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
- September - The House of The Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
- October - Searching for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi
- November - Heist Society by Ally Carter
- December - The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt
Best Book of 2010 - The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson - he's a master at creating clearly delineated worlds complete with flora and fauna. I felt like I lived in Kharbranth and fought on The Shattered Plains. I read this one twice and it's over 1,000 pages. If you like fantasy, read Sanderson.
I read 240 books in 2010, that's 65 more than 2009!, which I contribute directly to #bookaday and Donalyn Miller.
Ok, I'm off to work on my goals for 2011. In the meantime,
Happy New Year to you and yours!