Dec 27, 2011

Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2011

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Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2011
Kinda self-explanatory. These are the best books I read this year! They are in no particular order because it was hard enough to choose just 10 and organizing them would be even harder.

1. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken - 2011
Simply awesome fantasy with a headstrong heroine and an equally strong-willed, sexy magician. My review is here.

2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake - 2011
This book is enthralling and action-packed, yet manages to have a sweet romance at the same time. I haven't posted my review yet but keep an eye out for it because it's definitely a rave review!

3. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh - 2010 
A dark and spooky romance with a twist. This one shattered my expectations and I loved it. Read my review.

4. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty - 2001 (Jessica Darling book 1)
I can't believe I didn't read this book until now! Jessica's life is exactly like my life was in high school, but I didn't have a Marcus Flutey. I'm reviewing this one soon and reading Second Helpings as soon as I can.
5. Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger - started 2009
A soulless woman who investigates all things paranormal in a steampunk setting? Yes please. This is the most entertained I've ever been while reading a paranormal book. Reviews: Changeless (book 2), Blameless (3), Heartless (4) 

6. Divergent by Veronica Roth - 2011
This book got a little tense at times, but it made me care about every one of the characters. Four and Tris, despite having stupid names, are awesome. Review is here.
7. Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness - 2008-2010
I don't think I've ever read a dystopian series quite like this one. There are so many moral complications in these books full of mind-reading and battle-waging. Reviews: The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer (book 2), Monsters of Men (3)
8. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa  - 2011 (Iron Fey book 3)
Team Ash all the way. This book made me tear up at the end, and I never cry when I read books (not counting Harry Potter). Review is here.
9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver - 2011
Very interesting concept about love being a disease. Not a rave review or a perfect book, but awesome all the same. Review is here.
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - 2007
If you haven't read anything by Markus Zusak yet, do it now! I've seen this book around forever but finally read it and I'm so glad I did. Read my review here.


  1. Our lists have Anna Dressed in Blood in common!! I seriously need to read Brightly Woven. Soon!

  2. Book Thief, Chaos Walking, Divergent are all wonderful books.

    Please take a look at my new challenge to read the ALA YA Book Award winners for 2012.


  3. I totally agree with The Iron Queen - I cried too!

    Tara @ Hey, Tara

  4. Oooh I loved The Book Thief. Make sure you read The Messenger as well if you haven't yet. It's quite different, but still great! Also loved Divergent, and can't wait to read The Ask and the Answer!

  5. The Book Thief is one of my all time favorite books! It is so beautifully written. The narrative really is in a class of it's own. AMAZING. I've not read anything else by Markus Zusak, and I no idea why! I need to!

  6. Sloppy First is on my list too! OMG I love that series! I also LOVE Delirium. It was my favorite book of 2010.
    My Top Ten Favorites

  7. Great choices. I am gonna add to my already LONG tbr pile!! Come check mine too:

    Here is my Top Ten post!

  8. Now that I've just finished The Monster Calls by Ness I think I need to seek out his other series.

    Here's my Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2011.

  9. The Book Thief - I totally agree.

  10. Ooh, I picked up The Book Thief about a month ago.. AND Divergent.. need to read both of those! :)

    Great list!

    Michele | Top 10

  11. I love Divergent. Love, love, love. It's always managed to squeeze it's way onto any list I've made on the blog ;)

  12. Divergent and Delirium are definitely on my list of top books I read this year as well.

  13. The Chaos Walking Trilogy made my list too! They were SO good.

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  14. Little Miss Becky - I hope you like Brightly Woven!

    Anne Bennett - Great challenge, I might wait to sign up after I know what the books are though.

    Tea - The ending was such a tearjerker wasn't it?

    toni d. - I Am The Messenger was my 1st Zusak book and I loved it!

    Mary-Sweet Bookshelf - I highly recommend I Am The Messenger, very different from The Book Thief but wonderful as well.

  15. Lori - I cannot wait to get my hands on Second Helpings but brick and mortar bookstores stopped carrying the series!

    gautami tripathy - I haven't read a single book on your list! My TBR list is getting huge.

    Deb Nance - You should definitely check out the Chaos Walking series, and I'll check out The Monster Calls!

    inluvwithwords - It's so hard to describe my love of The Book Thief because it's so different from anything else.

  16. Just a Lil Lost - You probably know this already since the books are on my list, but I think you should read both of them!

    Alexa - I know what you mean, it's a great book. I feel like my lists are getting repetitive because the ones I love I just loooooove.

    Amanda - Pretty much any Dystopian that starts with D was awesome this year!

    thecheapreader - Chaos Walking is one of my all-time favorite series.

    Thanks to EVERYONE for sharing links to your Top Ten of 2011 :)


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