Four or five years ago I started keeping a reader's journal. It was a simple list of the books I read, the day I finished them, and my reaction to them. Oh, how I wish I had kept one since I started reading. What a treasure that would be. Shortly after I began blogging I discovered GoodReads and moved my reader's journal online. I also met my blogger friend, Laura, and discovered her Best Books posts. Since then, I've made it a tradition to post a list of my best new-to-me books of the past year. I have a lot of fun creating the list. I hope you enjoy it.
Relyn's Best New Reads of 2010
10 Within the Frame by David duChemin
9 Long Night Moon by Cynthia Rylant
8 Cake Wrecks by Jen Yates
7 The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
6 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
5 Prudent Advice by Jaime Morrison Curtis
4 The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
3 Emma by Jane Austen
2 The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan
and the winner is....
1 The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Image: The image above is titled Morning Story and was taken by Flickr photographer, Le Fabuleux Destin de Amelie. It is used with permission from the photograhper. What: 275 books read last year and recorded on GoodReads, from a variety of genres and all age levels How: I choose my top ten based on the rating I gave each book upon completion. I sorted my top ten and placed them in order of preference based on my thoughts about the book after some time has passed. More Details: Click on the GoodReads icon in the sidebar to read my reviews of each of these books.