Recap week: reading in 2010

Old booksReading in 2010 has been rather run-of-the-mill. As a longtime reader, I don’t think there is one single event in 2010 that I might say was specifically huge for me as a reader.

That’s not to say that I didn’t do any reading! There have been a number of memorable books–specifically, series–that I got lost in this year.

Interestingly, this was the year of the audio book for me. My membership (started in February) is one of the best reading-related “investments” (so to speak) I’ve done. I never thought I’d enjoy audio books as much as I’ve grown to! I’ve revisited such old loves like The Old Kingdom Trilogy due to Tim Curry’s wonderful narration, and discovered new lands and characters.

I started The Wheel of Time in 2010. I have quite a long way to go, but starting this epic journey is one of the best things I’ve done reading-wise. I’m a sucker for amazing world-building, and Robert Jordan’s world is amazingly complex, with realistic characters. It’s not for everyone, but it’s a ride worthy of its wheels.

I discovered The Hunger Games trilogy in 2010, which is also the same year the last book was published–I can only be thankful that the wait for the final installment was not as bad for me as for some others! It was actually my first audio book purchase! It’s a wonderfully-written YA series that I couldn’t put down, with memorable characters that tugged at my heart.

In 2010, I discovered Naomi Novik and the Temeraire series. Yet another fun-filled ride interspersed with such heart-rending moments, this series was a fabulous find and one I’m quite annoyed to find is not as easily found in Singapore! Her writing is fabulous and she’s quite a darling.

Three new wonderful worlds in 2010. Now that’s not too shabby ;)

This week is recap week! Stay tuned for piecemeal recaps of how 2010 went for me.


  • I’ve yet to read the sequels, but, indeed, The Hunger Games is one of the best books I’ve read. Temeraire series seems interesting, so I might add it to my to-read list which is getting badly long.

    • I love Temeraire! It’s fabulous. There’s a crossover short story that the author, Naomi Novik, wrote with Temeraire, who is the main dragon in the series. It’s fanfic-y in nature and really drew me in–I read this before I decided to pick up the series lol.

      Hope you do pick it up! I love it to bits.