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Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Favorite Reads of 2011

As I prepare to say a fond farewell to 2011 and a cheery howdy to
I've been looking back at ALL the books I've read this year and realized I've had the pleasure and joy of reading some flippin' awesome and fantabulous books this year!
And, as I sit here trying to come up with a top ten list of my favorite reads I've realized that that is an almost impossible task O_O
But, I did it...sorta. I did come up with a top ten list, but I kinda cheated by only counting certain series as one book :P
Oh and I had to do two list: one for YA and one for MG.
But hey, I did do it! So here they are...

Top 10 YA Reads of 2011
*these are books I've read in 2011 but may not have been published in 2011*
In absolutely no particular order:

1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
4. Whirl by Emma Raveling
5. Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
6. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

7. Warm Delicacy Series by Megan Duncan
8. The Protectors Saga by P.M. Dooling

9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
10. A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin

Top MG/KidsLit Reads
in no particular order

Scary School by Derek the Ghost
Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Honorable Mentions
(Did I mention I've read A LOT of great books this year?!)

The Waking Grove by E.S. Lark
Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn

So, what do ya think of my lists? What were your favorite reads of 2011?! 
I can't wait to do this again a year from now...ya know, unless that whole 2012 Apocalypse, end of the world thingie happens ;)


Sarahbotbonkers said...

I love your list! I keep seeing Shatter Me and Liesl and Po on everyone's best reads this year. I really should start reading them. And The Son of Neptune and Daughter of Smoke and Bone are there, too! I lovelovelove those books! Anyway, Happy New Year! May we all have a fun year of blogging and reading ahead. :D

Sarah @ Smitten over Books

Kathy Ann Coleman said...

Daughter of Smoke and Bone was so amazing! And my brother went crazy reading The Son of Neptune, so I really need to get going on all the Rick Riordan books we have here. As for Shatter Me, it's sitting on my shelf and will have to wait its turn, but I am very excited!

Awesome list. And hey, I just noticed we're both on the Destiny's Fire tour. :) You looking forward to that?

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

@Sarah- YES! Shatter Me and Liesl and Po are wonderful, must reads!

@Kathy- I LOVE Rick Riordan's MG work! Definite must reads! I haven't read Destiny's Fire yet, but I've seen that people seem to be enjoying it. I look forward to your stop on the tour :)

Janie said...

Most of these books are on my to-read list for 2012. I can't wait!