Friday, December 30, 2011

Top Ten Books of 2011

It's finally come. New Year's Eve is tomorrow. A whole new year full of great things and bad things is going to start. Yes, I realize how weird I'm sounding. But there will be new books in 2012. Oh, yes! We are still in 2011 so here are my favorite books of 2011. This is a post that I've spent hours laboring over. It was very hard and there are many that couldn't get mentioned. I'm linking my Goodreads so you can check out other books I've rated 5 stars. Link to my Goodreads.

Top Ten of 2011: The Final List

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
If you want a book that's filled to the brim with characters that have an adorable romance. This is the one for you. Lola, the book and the character, is so remarkable. This book makes you want to hug it, it's just that good.

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
I'd be lying if I said this wasn't THE favorite book of 2011. Because it kind of is. I love all these other books but there is just something special about Unearthly. It has almost nothing to do with my love for a certain cowboy but just everything to do with the book. For some reason this book was just a really powerful read for me. 

Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Blood Red Road is my new obsession, as I read it just a few days ago. I'm so in love with the characters and the writing, which is so unique. The characters also have a very special spot in my heart. Blood Red Road is an incredible book.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
When I first read this I was amazed. It's hard for me to believe that I'm still amazed by this book. Just everything about this book makes me love it. It's fast-paced and Tris was so Dauntless...!

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Across the Universe has one of the best dual perspectives I have seen in a long time. The setting was intense, the characters great and the mystery? Well, that was just a little heart-stopping.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Shatter Me is totally amazing! This book makes me want to jump out and down it was SO good. The characters, the supernatural elements all were combined with the most gorgeous writing.

Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Virtuosity is a stunning tale that shocked me. I never thought that I'd have so much love for a contemporary that dealt with issues. But this one is truly a stand out in the contemporary genre.

Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Demonglass is an amazing sequel to Hex Hall. Demonglass is so filled with twists and turns that everything is a surprise. Plus the love interest(s) aren't too shabby.

The Eternal Sea by Angie Frazier
The Eternal Sea is a gem in a sea of historical fantasy. I love the writing, I love all the characters and I just love the historical setting.
Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
Haunting Violet managed to surprise me with its lovable characters and mystery. Not to mention the historical setting and the ghosts. It's a must read for mystery fans.

That's my list! What are some of your favorite books?


Wendy G. Ewurum: Blog Author said...

Katie I've really enjoyed your blog. I wish you well for the new year.

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

Haven't read the last two (I'll have to add those to my list) but I totally agree all the rest of them. So many great books in 2011 -- and so many more in 2012! Yay!

Lauren M said...

I guess I need to read The Eternal Sea! (It was on your list for best heroines, too, right?) Great list, Katie! I completely agree with your choices. :)

Lisa said...

I can't wait to read Shatter Me. I've heard such amazing things about it. I completely agree with the books I've read (all but 4). They were wonderful!

Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

Great list! I have a few of the same books on my list as well!! I still need Across the Universe and Divergent. Hopefully i can get to them soon!

azahumensky said...

I really lvoe your blog! ive just started a blog and i hope one day mine will be as good as yours :) also i love your wal paper! it reminds me of the book shiver great book!

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