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Here you are guys! As lots of you read so many great books in 2010 here's the thread for you to tell us..

What is your Top 5 books that you read this year?

What were your 5 worst?

Which 5 did you read more than once?

Which 5 books have you recommended most to friends and other readers?

What 5 books are you most looking forward to being released in 2011?
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Dec 23 10 2:53 AM

Top 5 books I've read this year
The Necromancer
I Am Number 4
The short second life of Bree Tanner
Burned from the House of Night series
Clockwork Angel
and I'd probably add Hunger Games but I haven't finished it, I'm only about 100 pages in so far.

I didnt really dislike any books that I read this year but I wasn't as fond of Tithe or the Red Pyramid, I definitely expected better from the Red Pyramid.

The only book I read more than once was The Necromancer

Top 5 books I've recommended most
I am Number 4
The entire Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series
Ender's Game and entire series
Clockwork Angel
Can't think of a 5th!

Top 5 books I'm looking forward to in 2011
The Warlock
The Power of 6 (sequel to I am Number 4)
Awakened (House of Night series)
City of Fallen Angels and Clockwork Prince
The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card

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Dec 23 10 2:56 AM

I cant answer them all throughly yet but here are some
Best
Necromancer, a short history of nearly everything, Enders game, speaker for the dead, and Crocodile tears( Alex Rider)
More then once:
All Flamel books, Alex riders
Recommended
Anything Michael Scott or Anthony Horowitz.
In 2011
Warlock, sun of Neptune

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Dec 23 10 3:04 AM

Okay, Top 5 Books of the Year for me:
The Alchemyst
The Magician
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Cleo

5 Worst???? Is that even possible lol? I didn't read any that I didn't like this year lol. So, that'll be 0.

5 I read more than once (Technically 2):
The Alchemyst
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

5 I recommended most (Technically 4):
The Alchemyst
The Magician
The Sorceress
The Necromancer

5 releases I'm looking forward to (technically 1):
The Warlock

I know my list wasn't that interesting lol, I don't read near as much as other users on here and of course I just started reading The Secrets series this year lol, I plan on reading more next year, and top of my first time read list is the Twilight series lol. Happy reading to all flamelssecret/read.gif

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Dec 23 10 3:10 AM

Ohhh, this is hard. I'll most likely come back and edit this later, but here we go.

Top 5 Books I Read This Year (in no particular order):
1. Hunger Games (and the rest) by Suzanne Collins
2. The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London
3. Oath Breaker, by Michelle Paver
4. The Necromancer (obviously)
5. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Top 5 Worst (and these are not so much terrible as somewhat disappointing):
1. Ella Eris and the Pirates of Redemption, by Albert Berg
2. The House of the Vampire, by George Viereck
3. The Diamond of Darkhold, by Jeanne DuPrau (not bad in and of itself, but that series should've ended with book three and this is book four)
4. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
5. (I'll think of something later. Less-than-awesome books are usually put down after the first third and quickly drop out of my memory. ^^)

Top 5 re-reads:
1. The Sea Wolf, by Jack London (a perennial favorite)
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Macbeth
4. The Amulet of Samarkand, by Jonathan Stroud
5. Fire, by Kristin Cashore

Top 5 Recommended:
1. Anything by Jack London. And if that doesn't count, White Fang in particular.
2. Obvi, the Alchemyst
3. The Hunger Games
4. Wolf Brother, by Michelle Paver
5. The Invisible Man, by HG. Wells

Top 5 MUST HAVE OMG:
Oh boy. I don't follow the upcoming releases quite as much as I should, so my dates may be off, but here's what I'm dying to read.
1. The Warlock. Duh.
2. The next Septimus Heap book, whatever/whenever it may be.
3. Angel, by James Patterson
4. The next Chronicles of Ancient Darkness book
5. Anything new by Cornelia Funke

That was... almost distressingly hard. ^^ I think there should be a category for the top five books that whacked you in the face, either from awesomeness or thought-provoking-ness or anything else.

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Dec 23 10 6:14 AM

Ummmm i would have to think hard.....

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Dec 24 10 1:00 AM

*nothing in any order*
*Harry Potter and The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel go without saying*

Top 5
1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
2. Fire by Kristin Cashore
3. White Cat by Holly Black
4. The Eternal Ones by Kirstin Miller
5. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Bottom 5 - not necessarily disliked, just not the best ones
1. Angel Time by Anne Rice
2. Spells by Aprilynne Pike
3. Burned by PC and Kristin Cast
4. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
5. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

Top 5 Reread (series, not individual books)
1. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
2. The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater
3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
4. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
5. The Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr

Top 5 Recommended
(in addition to the Top 5 overall)
1. Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith
2. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
3. Tithe by Holly Black
4. The Blue Bloods Saga by Melissa de la Cruz
5. The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

Top 5 Anticipated
1. City of Fallen Angels/Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
2. Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
3. The Lost Saint by Bree Despain
4. Red Glove by Holly Black
5. Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz



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Dec 24 10 4:28 AM

Top 5

1. The Necromancer by Michael Scott
2. Twelfth Grade Kills by Heather Brewer
3. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
4. Reckless by Cornelia Funke
5. Sabotaged by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Bottom 5

1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
2. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Sorry these books were a let down.

Anticipating
1. The Warlock by Michael Scott
2. Darke by Angie Sage
3. The Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan
4. Beginning by Heather Brewer
5. Book 4 by Christopher Paolini ???

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Dec 24 10 11:48 AM

What is your Top 5 books that you read this year?
Cita Pasaule (Other World) by J. Jurkāns
The Necromancer by Michael Scot
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Adams Douglas
The Immortals by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel
The Bionicle Paracosmos series by bonesiii (actually a fanfic series not book, but I really loved them)

Which 5 did you read more than once?
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

Which 5 books have you recommended most to friends and other readers?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Adams Douglas

What 5 books are you most looking forward to being released in 2011?
The Warlock by Michael Scot
Bionicle Paracosmos: Endless Blue by bonesiii (fanfic not a book, again)

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Dec 25 10 5:23 PM

Top 4 Books that I read this year:
1. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
2. The Chronicles of Narnia
3. A Series of Unfortunate Events
4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The 5 Worst Books that I read this year:
1. Dandelion Wine
2. The Martian Chronicles
3. The Illustrated Man
4. From the Dust Returned
5. The Catcher in the Rye
(I'm really disappointed with Ray Bradbury's works. The Halloween Tree was the first ever book that I read, which was in 2003, by the way, and I like it. But these books... I'm practically asleep two thirds of the time I spent reading these books. Sorry.)

Top 2 Books I read more than once in 2010:
1. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
2. The Chronicles of Narnia

Top Recommended:
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Most Anticipated:
The Warlock

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Jan 7 11 9:14 PM

What is your Top 5 books that you read this year?
The Necromancer-Michael Scott
Clockwork Angel-Cassandra Clare
The Huger Games Trilogy-Suzanne Collins
Pillars of the Earth-Ken Follett
Shades of Grey-Jasper Fforde

The Worst Books that I read this year:
The Lonely Polygamist-Bradly Udall (the only book I had to force myself to finish)
Vampire Diaires (The Awakening and The Struggle) LJ Smith

Top 5 Books I read more than once in 2010:
City of Ashes-Cassandra Clare
City of Bones-Cassandra Clare
City of Glass-Cassandra Clare
The Necromancer-Michael Scott
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-JK Rowling

Which 5 books have you recommended most to friends and other readers?
(Besides my Top 5 Books)
The Maze Runner-James Dashner
The Scorch Trials-James Dashner
The Passage-Justin Cronin
Under the Dome-Stephen King
The Comet's Curse-Dom Testa

What 5 books are you most looking forward to being released in 2011?
The Warlock-Michael Scott
One of Our Thursday's Is Missing-Jasper Fforde
City of Fallen Angels-Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Prince-Cassandra Clare
The Dark Zone-Dom Testa

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Jan 7 11 9:47 PM

Fun info to get!

What is your Top 5 books that you read this year?
Necromancer by Michael Scott
Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase
Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
Stardust by Neil Gaiman

What were your 5 worst?
Ooohhh.. this will be hard, there were so many bad ones!
Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith. And this was so bad, I am counting it twice!
Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Raintree by Linda Howard
Swoon by Nina Malkin

Which 5 did you read more than once?
The Necromancer
Harry Potter (all 7)
Gargoyle

Which 5 books have you recommended most to friends and other readers?
All of the Flamel Series
Gargoyle

What 5 books are you most looking forward to being released in 2011?
Warlock
Lover Unleashed
Forever
Blood Ninja II
Passion

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Jan 8 11 3:27 AM

Top 5
1. The Necromancer (Michael Scott)
2. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Stephanie Meyer)
3. Clockwork Angel (Cassandra Clare)
4. The Lost Hero (Rick Riordan)
5. The Red Pyramid (Rick Riordan)

Most Looked Forward To
1. The Warlock (Michael Scott)
2. City of Fallen Angels (Cassandra Clare)
3. The Son of Neptune (Rick Riordan)
4. Quicksilver Faire (Gillian Summers)
5. Fire World (Chris D'Lacey)

Re-reads
1. Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (Michael Scott)
2. His Dark Materials (Phillip Pullman)
3. The Twilight Saga (Stephanie Meyers)
4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Rick Riordan)
5. The Last Dragon Chronicles (Chris D'Lacey)

Recomendations
1. Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (Michael Scott)
2. His Dark Materials (Phillip Pullman)
3. The Companions Quartet (Julia Golding)
4. The Mortal Instruments (Cassandra Clare)
5. The Faire Folk/Scions of Shadow Trilogies (Gillian Summers)

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Jan 11 11 4:43 AM

What are your Top 5 books that you read this year?
1. The Necromancer of course
2. The Dragon's Apprentice by James A Owen
3. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
4. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
5. Darkest Hour by Mark Chadbourn

What were your 5 worst?
There weren't many I read that I disliked, but I have to admit I wasn't a big fan of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Which 5 did you read more than once?
1. The Necromancer
2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
3. The Dragon's Apprentice by James A Owen

Which 5 books have you recommended most to friends and other readers?
1. The Dragon's Apprentice (plus the whole series, but make sure you start from the beginning!)
2. The Morpheus Road series by D.J. MacHale
3. The Marvelous World Series by Troy CLE
4. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
5. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

What 5 books are you most looking forward to being released in 2011?
1. The Warlock
2. The next Imaginarium Geographica book (by James A Owen)
3. Wiseman's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
4. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
5. The Black by D.J. MacHale

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Jan 11 11 5:02 AM

Top 5 Books:

1. The Halfling's Gem by R.A. Salvatore
2. The Legacy by R.A. Salvatore
3. Starless Night by R.A. Salvatore
4. Siege of Darkness by R.A. Salvatore
5. Passage of Darkness by R.A. Salvatore


5 Worst Books:

I really only have two, and they kind of read like fanfictions with Drizzt in them.

1. The Stowaway by R.A. and Geno Salvatore
2.The Shadowmask by R.A. and Geno Salvatore


5 Read More Than Once:

Didn't.


And that's about it. I'd recommend all of R.A. Salvatore's books.

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Feb 20 11 12:49 PM

What is your Top 5 books that you read this year?

The Amber Spyglass
Northern Lights
The Tar Man
The Subtle Knife
The Sorceress


What were your 5 worst?

The Battle In Caïssa (A bit dull, and I didn´t really get the ending)
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Not bad as such, it just didn´t catch me. I might read it later)

Which 5 did you read more than once?

None, it seems. But I did read a few books I´d read before 2010:

The Hitchhiker´s Guide To The Galaxy (THHGttG, TRatEotU and MH)
Gideon The Cutpurse
The Tar Man

The Hostile Hospital (This one I actually read out loud to a friend, but I´d say it counts)
The Carnivorous Carnival (same as above, except we haven´t actually finished it yet)

Which 5 books have you recommended most to friends and other readers?

His Dark Materials (To a friend)
The Sorceress (To the same friend)
A Series Of Unfortunate Events (To another friend, if reading out loud counts as recommending)
The Time Quake Trilogy (To my Mom)
I Shall Wear Midnight (In the respect that buying it for my Dad counts as recommending)

What 5 books are you most looking forward to being released in 2011?

The Danish translation of The Necromancer. Other than that, the only books I´m looking forward to as such are the as of yet unnamed 2012 Lemony Snicket series.

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Aug 6 11 1:01 PM

What are your Top 5 books that you read this year?
Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce
The Necromancer
Fire
Ptolemy's Gate
The Burn Journals

What were your 5 worst?
The Lost Symbol
Twilight
Eclipse
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Red Pyramid

Which 5 did you read more than once?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Fire
The Golem's Eye

Which 5 books have you recommended most to friends and other readers?
Harry Potter. Any of them/All of them
Eon
Fire
Halt's Peril
Scorpia Rising. Or was that in 2011?

What 5 books are you most looking forward to being released in 2011?
The Warlock. Or, I was.
The Emperor of Nihon-Ja
Bitterblue, maybe?
Eona
Mastiff?

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