Top 40 Reads in 2010

Here are my top picks for books I reviewed in 2010.  And yes, there are FORTY of them, and yes it was necessary.  Seriously, look at the great reads!

Anna Hibiscus Bamboo People Bink & Gollie

Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke (reviewed September 9, 2010)

Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins (reviewed July 30, 2010)

Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo an Alison McGhee, illustrated by Tony Fucile (reviewed October 15, 2010)

Boom! The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker 7662594

Boom! by Mark Haddon (reviewed May 27, 2010)

The Cardturner by Louis Sachar (reviewed May 19, 2010)

Chalk by Bill Thomson (reviewed July 15, 2010)

Cosmic Crazy The Dreamer

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce (reviewed February 1, 2010)

Crazy by Han Nolan (reviewed October 25, 2010)

The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis (reviewed March 5, 2010)

Drizzle Half Brother Henry in Love

Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleve (reviewed March 22, 2010)

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel (reviewed September 20, 2010)

Henry in Love by Peter McCarty (reviewed January 29, 2010)

Hush 8036440 It's a Book

Hush by Eishes Chayil (reviewed September 3, 2010)

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein (reviewed August 17, 2010)

It’s a Book by Lane Smith (reviewed September 17, 2010)

The Kneebone Boy The Last Summer of the Death Warriors A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend

The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter (reviewed August 16, 2010)

The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork (reviewed February 19, 2010)

A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner (reviewed June 14, 2010)

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) Meanwhile Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

The Maze Runner by James Dashner (reviewed January 4, 2010)

Meanwhile by Jason Shiga (reviewed March 25, 2010)

Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josee Masse (reviewed March 12, 2010)

Nothing Once (Once, #1) One Crazy Summer

Nothing by Janne Teller (reviewed February 26, 2010)

Once by Morris Gleitzman (reviewed April 22, 2010)

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (reviewed March 26, 2010)

Out of My Mind Picture the Dead The Quiet Book

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper (reviewed March 16, 2010)

Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin (reviewed June 1, 2010)

The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Renata Liwska (reviewed March 19, 2010)

Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1) A Sick Day for Amos McGee Smile

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (reviewed July 6, 2010)

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead (reviewed May 7, 2010)

Smile by Raina Telgemeier (reviewed February 17, 2010)

Star Crossed (Thief Errant, #1) Stolen: A Letter to My Captor A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #1)

Star Crossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce (reviewed October 1, 2010)

Stolen by Lucy Christopher (reviewed April 19, 2010)

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (reviewed December 6, 2010)

Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection Turtle in Paradise

Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards (reviewed June 7, 2010)

Trickster edited by Matt Dembicki (reviewed July 6, 2010)

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm (reviewed June 21, 2010)

The Water Seeker White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)

The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt (reviewed June 22, 2010)

White Cat by Holly Black (reviewed September 21, 2010)

Will Grayson, Will Grayson Zombies Vs. Unicorns

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (reviewed February 22, 2010)

Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (reviewed November 17, 2010)