Saturday, December 31, 2011

Favorite Books of 2011

Today's the last day of 2011! I can't believe how fast it has gone by. Tonight my plans to ring in the New Year are simple. I'll be hanging out at home with my favorite people: my husband, two daughters, and my son. We'll stay up late, eat yummy food, be silly, take a little time to be grateful for our wonderful lives, and watch the ball drop together. I hope that whatever plans you have for tonight you have fun and stay safe.

This year I set a goal for myself to read 98 books and on goodreads my challenge says I have read 108. I actually read a few more than that, some of them yet to be published so they weren't on goodreads. I was pretty amazed when I hit my goal back in October. Out of those 108 books some of them made me laugh, cry, tense up with suspense, and some of them outraged me (my family can attest to that last one).

In no particular order here are my favorite young adult books of 2011!

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Divergent by Veronica Roth

 Going Underground by Susan Vaught

Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Red by Kait Nolan

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst

Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett

Boyfriend From Hell by E.Van Lowe

Earth Angel by E.Van Lowe

Want to Go Private by Sarah Darer Littman

Don't Stop Now by Julie Halpern

The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

Darwin's Children by Natasha Larry

Unnatural Law (Darwin's Children bk. 2) by Natasha Larry

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Crossroads and Between by Mary Ting

and of course I am still loving the Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

WOW! That's a lot of books. Maybe that's why I was able to read over 100 books this year, because I read so many awesome books! I'm dying to know if you liked any of the same books that I liked. Drop me a comment with a few of your favorites this year or leave me a link to your favorites of 2011.



  1. Delirium made my list as well! Quite a few of those that you have listed are ones I'm wanting to read. :D


  2. This is the perfect thing to see at the end of the year

  3. Delirium was definitely on my list as well! I loved that book :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  4. This is a great list. I want to read Delirium and Going Underground. Quite a few of the books you have listed have been favorites of mine. I really liked Want to Go Private and The Day Before.


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