Saturday, December 31, 2011

Favorite Books of 2011

I so planned on finishing up all reviews this week and starting 2012 all fresh and free.  But then I got a flu bug and could not focus on review writing.  So anyway, my best of 2011:

While I read a lot of books this year, I didn't have nearly as many "OMG this book is awesome" moments as last year.  I think it's just the books I chose to read.  A lot that I read last year had been on my list for ages and ages and I was really excited to read them.  This year, I read all books I wanted to read (except for school, heh..), and really liked a lot of them, but there were fewer that I loved a whole super duper lot.  Here is my list of favorite books that I read in 2011:

Biographie de la faim (A Life of Hunger) by Amelie Nothomb

Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Beneath the Wheel by Herman Hesse

The House on Tradd Street by Karen White

South of Superior by Ellen Airgood

13, rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

Flight by Sherman Alexie

A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware

Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto

The Pope's Daughter by Caroline P. Murphy

Leaving India by Minal Hajratwala

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche

I read a total of 38 books and 3 single short stories (for school..).  I'm hoping to do much better next year because I have more free time now :)


  1. Before Ever After is sitting on my to-read-and-review pile... knowing it's great will propel me to read it sooner! Glad you had a good year of books. :)

  2. This is a great list of books, I've added a few to my wishlist.

    Happy New Year, and happy reading in 2012 :)

  3. And yet more books to add to my list:)

  4. There are so many on here that I've been meaning to read! The Pope's Daughter just sounds like an interesting book based on the title alone, so I'm really going to have to check that one out!

  5. I haven't heard of most of these books...will have to add some of them to my TBR list.

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