I really enjoyed creating my end of year post last year, so I thought I'd do it again this year. Is nice to look back over the year of reading, and remember the favourites. It's been quite some time since I got coordinated enough to participate in Top Ten Tuesday, happily this week in a rare moment of synchronicity I can.
Once again, here are the books that I gave 5 stars to on Goodreads. Slightly (5) more than 10 though. I've tried to work out how to cut them down, and I can't.
Nick Bland and Freya Blackwood The Runaway Hug
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl
Craig Silvey The Amber Amulet
Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book
Edmund White The Flaneur
Theodore Taylor The Cay
Janine Burke Nest
Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden
Hugues de Montalembert Invisible
Scott O'Dell Island of the Blue Dolphins
Boni Ashburn I Had a Favourite Dress
Helen Frost Monarch and Milkweed
Carole Armstrong Lives and Legends of the Saints
Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
Charlotte Mondlic The Scar
3 Aussie titles
4 picture books
5 nonfiction/memoir titles
7 female authors
8 male authors
I think The Amber Amulet may well be my favourite of the year.