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Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2011
Kinda self-explanatory. These are the best books I read this year! They are in no particular order because it was hard enough to choose just 10 and organizing them would be even harder.
1. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken – 2011
Simply awesome fantasy with a headstrong heroine and an equally strong-willed, sexy magician. My review is here.
2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – 2011
This book is enthralling and action-packed, yet manages to have a sweet romance at the same time. I haven’t posted my review yet but keep an eye out for it because it’s definitely a rave review!
3. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh – 2010
A dark and spooky romance with a twist. This one shattered my expectations and I loved it. Read my review.
4. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty – 2001 (Jessica Darling book 1)
I can’t believe I didn’t read this book until now! Jessica’s life is exactly like my life was in high school, but I didn’t have a Marcus Flutey. I’m reviewing this one soon and reading Second Helpings as soon as I can.
5. Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger – started 2009
A soulless woman who investigates all things paranormal in a steampunk setting? Yes please. This is the most entertained I’ve ever been while reading a paranormal book. Reviews: Changeless (book 2), Blameless (3), Heartless (4)
6. Divergent by Veronica Roth – 2011
This book got a little tense at times, but it made me care about every one of the characters. Four and Tris, despite having stupid names, are awesome. Review is here.
7. Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness – 2008-2010
I don’t think I’ve ever read a dystopian series quite like this one. There are so many moral complications in these books full of mind-reading and battle-waging. Reviews: The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer (book 2), Monsters of Men (3)
8. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa – 2011 (Iron Fey book 3)
Team Ash all the way. This book made me tear up at the end, and I never cry when I read books (not counting Harry Potter). Review is here.
9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver – 2011
Very interesting concept about love being a disease. Not a rave review or a perfect book, but awesome all the same. Review is here.
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – 2007
If you haven’t read anything by Markus Zusak yet, do it now! I’ve seen this book around forever but finally read it and I’m so glad I did. Read my review here.