Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Top Ten Books of 2011


   So, we raked in a lot of pretty choice diamonds this year in our reading!  Before I began this blog, I gave myself a challenge on Goodreads to read 225 books this year - and I started in February.  The last ten months have given me 221 so far, and I am still moving toward the finish with less than a week to complete my goal.  I have a LOT of books to choose my top ten from.  But there are ones that I have never even seen mentioned in the blogosphere that some of you might find interesting.  So I will make a link for the Goodreads page of each book after the title and author is listed.  Here comes my heartbreaking work of making a list and checking it twice, only to be left with my definite favorites:

My Top 10 Books of 2011

10.  Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher (Goodreads)

9.  Wildefire by Karsten Knight (Goodreads)

8.  Nightspell by Leah Cypess (Goodreads)

7.  Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando (Goodreads)

6.  Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury (Goodreads)

5.  So Shelly by Ty Roth (Goodreads)

4.  A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan (Goodreads)

3.  Rippler by Cidney Swanson (Goodreads)

2.  My Life As a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland (Goodreads)

1.  Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber (Goodreads)

Well peeps, what do you think of my top 10 books of 2011?  I know there are some you probably think deserve to be on here which is why I have a bonus feature: Top 10 Books That Didn't Quite Make the List.  Thought you'd want to be reassured that I don't quite live under a rock!

Top 10 Books That Didn't Quite Make the List (Not In Any Particular Order)

1.  Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Goodreads)

2.  Forgotten by Cat Patrick (Goodreads)

3.  Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Goodreads)

4.  The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner (Goodreads)

5.  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Goodreads)

6.  Chime by Franny Billingsley (Goodreads)

7.  Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Goodreads)

8.  Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa M. Klein (Goodreads)

9.  Timeless by Alexandra Monir (Goodreads)

10.  Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann (Goodreads)

   There they are, the diamonds of 2011 that are at the top of the bunch.  Y'all should definitely take a look at some of the ones you might not have read, they are all great books, even if they're not as extremely well known as some to be published this year.  What books made your lists?


  1. Hi Anna new follower! Great list, I'm definitely intrigued by My Life as a White Trash Zombie.

  2. It was an awesome read! You should check out my review here:


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