Year-End Favorites at The Exchange 2010

Hello bunnies! Before we really get cracking for 2011, we’d like to round up the year that was 2010 in this particular neck of the woods. And since we think lists are the bee’s knees around here, we’ve put together a pretty array of our favorites from the most recent 365 days of books and reading:

  • Rainy day book: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
  • Holiday book: A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
  • Nonfiction: A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain
  • Lazy Sunday book: French Milk by Lucy Knisley
  • Bedtime Story: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Graphic Novel: Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • Guilty Pleasures: My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger and The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti
  • YA: Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Tearjerker: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Title: You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers
  • Cover: There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
  • Narrator: Death (from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak)
  • Protagonists: Trese (from the Trese Trilogy by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldissimo) and Charlie Asher (from A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore)
  • Antagonists: President Snow (from the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins) and The Katherines (from An Abundance of Katherines by John Green)
  • Supporting characters: The Animals (from Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore) and Hassan (from An Abundance of Katherines by John Green)
  • Series: The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  • Best in a Series: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Quote: “Oh, that’s heinous fuckery most foul.” -Christopher Moore
  • Bargain find: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman
  • Lunch book: Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart
  • Short story collection: Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl

Read, everyone, read!

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