Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2011

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It was created because of their love of lists, and I myself love lists as well. Everyone is welcome to join in, and don't worry if you can't think of 10 - just do as many as you can. And of course, be sure to link back to TBATB (and leave me a link here too!) on your post!
What are the Top Ten Book's I Read in 2011?
1.Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan
Seriously, if you read my blog and haven't read Jenny Pox yet you need to be afraid, because I will literally hunt you down(with my mad internet stalking skills), come to your home(if you live within a 100 mile radius...my car can't handle anything more than that), drop kick you in the face(to imply to you my scorn that you haven't read Jenny Pox yet), then hold your eyelids open while I force-read you the best paranormal series of all time. Ok...maybe I won't do all that...but everytime I hear that someone hasn't read Jenny Pox that's what I'm doing to them on the inside. For real...it's SO good...words can't express how much I love Jenny, Seth...even the total beotch diva Ashleigh...BEST. BOOK.EVER!

2.Soulless by Gail Carriger
3. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This is such a magical book. I can't even put it into words. It's not just the characters or the circus or the writing style. There's something eerie and amazing about it that makes you feel like you're part of something big. If you haven't read it you need to. It's one of those books that you find something new every time you read it and when you finish the book you want to turn around and start on page one. It is absolutely fantastic.

5. Halfway to the Grave by Jeanine Frost.
Yes! 2011 was the year I finally dug out the Night Huntress series by Jeanine Frost from my TBR pile! Like most of you, I absolutely LOVED it. This was the first series in a LONG time that had me laughing out loud and practically squeeing with glee every few pages. Cat and Bones are now two of my all-time favorite characters and definite candidates for my favorite Urban Fantasy couple!

6.The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
7. The Duff by Kody Keplinger

8. The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook.
I cannot say more good things about this book. It is without a doubt one of the most complex books I've read this year and has such amazing character depth that you practically expect Mina and the Duke to walk down the street. Or, more to their character, run down the street screaming at each other. The plot is so complicated and fabulous that it's another one that you want to pick back up the moment you finish the last page.

9. Terrier by Tamora Pierce

10. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Thank you Ms. Perkins for re-introducing me to my love of contemporary YA books. I haven't been able to even pick up a contemporary teen book forever due to the intense influx of Gossip-Girl, Clique, and other similar types of blather that I can't stand. Anna and the FK made me laugh, cry, fall in love, and all the other good stuff a book is supposed to do. It's my comfort read and I have read it at least 3 times since this summer.

So that's the best of the best! I hope you decide to give them a chance even if they're outside of your comfort zone. Whether it's Steampunk, or Paranormal, or Contemporary Romance, all of the books on the list have amazing characters, fantastic plots, and usually swoon-worthy love interests to die for.


  1. Great list. After visiting so many blogs this morning and seeing Across the Universe on so many Best of 2011 lists, I pulled my copy off the shelf and started reading! Thank you for your list.

  2. Okay... brace yourself! I haven't read Jenny Pox *covers face* Lol the worst part is that I actually have, I've had it for months now, and I still haven't gotten to it yet! But I plan to soon! Promise! It does seem like a really interesting read, but y'know how it is. Idk what's stopping me, but I will get to it soon! Especially after reading all the things you'll do to me (and my face) if I don't lol

  3. I haven't read any of these books, but I have quite a few of them on my list.

  4. Great list. Awesome choices. I still need to read some of them. Thanks for visiting my Top Ten. =]
    My Top Ten

  5. Love your list. Confession -- I have never read Jenny Pox. I haven't even heard of it. But if it would conjur such a reaction, it is going on my TBR list. New follower.

    ~Nikki @ Imaginative Adventure

    Check out my Top ten. Plus my top two favorite books giveaway!

  6. I'm going to read Jenny Pox soon I swear! I couldn't agree more with your comments about contemporary teen books and how shallow they are. I haven't read Anna and the French Kiss yet either, but I will!

    This is Your Brain on Books

  7. I've only read a few of the books on this list but the others are in my wish list. Great list.