Friday, 31 December 2010

Relz Top 10 of 2010


2010 has been another fabulous reading year for me and determining my Top 10 continues to be a challenge with so many great books read over the year.

131 reviews were posted at Relz Reviewz this year, 115 by me and 16 by my friend, Tracy. These are the ones that moved, inspired, challenged and/or entertained me the most of the books I reviewed this year.

I'd love to hear your favourite books of 2010 ~ please share!

Nightshade by Ronie Kendig

The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund

Almost Forever by Deborah Raney

Code Triage by Candace Calvert

Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar

Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander

Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz

Blaze of Glory by Jeff Struecker & Alton Gansky

Chasing Lilacs by Carla Stewart

Rooms by James L Rubart

Special Mentions

When the Devil Whistles by Rick Acker

Driftwood Lane by Denise Hunter

Licensed for Trouble by Susan May Warren

Deliver Us From Evil by Robin Caroll

Double Shot by Erynn Mangum

The Cool Woman by John Aubrey Anderson

Then there were the INSPY finalists in the Thriller/Suspense/Crime category which you can check out here along with books I loved but haven't yet or didn't review but I need to stop somewhere. If you are looking for books to read, I hope these lists inspire you :)

Thank you to all my readers who drop by my blog ~ I appreciate every one of you :)
Relz Reviewz is going on hiatus for a couple of weeks as I spend time with my family over our summer holiday period.

Wishing you a fabulous New Year and a peaceful and inspired 2011.

15 comments:

Ronie Kendig said...

Wow! What an awesome list!! Thanks for choosing Nightshade!!

Tami said...

Can't wait to read the books on your list that I haven't read yet. You have a great list!

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

I chose Pearl in the Sand on my Top Ten list, too...what an incredible book!

carla stewart said...

Thanks so much for including Chasing Lilacs on your list. You've been a great encouragement to me.

Many, many blessing in 2011 for you and your family!

Scrappy quilter said...

I'd have to say The Preacher's Bride is close to the top for me too. I just finished it last night..a great read. I still need to read many on your list. I just need so much more time in my day.

However my #1 book would have to be UNLOCKED by Karen Kingsbury. Having a son with autism pulled me into this book like no other this year.

Happy new year!!

Laura Frantz said...

Rel,
Given your commitment to Christian fiction and all the reading you do, it's such an honor seeing Morrow here. That blesses me beyond words. Praying for another amazing round of reads in 2011! Thanks so much for everything.

Michelle Sutton said...

I have read a good number of these books and can say I agree with your choices. :)

Nicole said...

In no particular order:

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes

American Assassin by Vince Flynn (minus all the unprofessional typos and errors of all kinds!)

Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn

A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener

The Bishop by Steven James

Admission by Travis Thrasher

The Malacca Conspiracy by Don Brown

Back on Murder by J. Mark Bertrand

Frenzy by Robert Liparulo

The Clouds Roll Away by Sibella Giorello

Hunter's Moon by Don Hoesel

Jenna's Cowboy by Sharon Gillenwater

Once in a Blue Moon by Leanna Ellis

Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry

Penny said...

My Top Ten picks:

Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers

Her Daughter's Dream by Francine Rivers

Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury

The Bishop by Steven James

The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker

Who Do I Lean On by Neta Jackson

Predator by Terri Blackstock

The Walk by Richard Paul Evans

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes

In the Company of Others by Jan Karon

James L. Rubart said...

Wow, what a way to head into the New Year. I'm so honored to be on this list.

Thanks, Rel, love ya!

Jim

Amy said...

So glad to see Within My Heart on there! :) I just love reading everyone's lists.

Rel said...

Thanks to you all for commenting :)

Loved both your lists, Nicole and Penny. Appreciate you sharing them.

Jim, Carla, Laura & Ronie ~ keep writing such great books and you will be sure to make my Top 10 :) Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Jody Hedlund said...

Hi Rel,

I have to agree with Laura--with your committment to reading and promoting Christian fiction, it's really an honor to be on your Top 10 list! Thank you so much for your encouragement this year. As a debut author it really means a lot!

Have a wonderful hiatus! It's odd to think that you're on summer holiday while we're in the middle of winter! But that's one thing I love about the internet--the ability to connect with others from around the world.

Blessings!

Jody

Joy Tamsin David said...

I loved Within My Heart and Driftwood Lane also. And I really wanted to read The Preacher's Bride but didn't get to it. It's TBR in 2011 though.

Rel said...

Thanks for your lovely words, Jody :)

Joy ~ you won't be disappointed with The Preacher's Bride. Hope you get to it soon.

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