27 Dec 2011

My favourite books of 2011

Here are my favourite reads of 2011!
I was going to post this on the last day of the year in case i read something fabulous in this last week but since this weeks Top ten Tuesday is Top ten favourite reads this year I thought I would incorporate the two and post today.
It's not a top ten though or in any particular order, other than the one I thought of them, it's just all the books I loved so much they made my 'Team awesome' shelf on Goodreads!

Out of the 113 books I read this year, here's the ones that made the cut.

Note: Book links go to my review where there is also book info, if I haven't reviewed it the link will take you to Goodreads instead

Firespell by Chloe Neill - A great start to a new series!
The Scorch trials and The death cure by James Dashner - I loooooooved this series so much so it was bittersweet to get to the last book but super exciting when Mr Dashner annouced he would be writing a prequel to the series, I cam't wait to read that!
These first four books in the soul screamers were all released here in and (obviously) I read them all and loved them. My soul to take was one of my very first reads of the year and my first ever review and post on the blog!!

And whilst we're talking about Rachel Vincent...
Bloodbound by Rachel Vincent - Yup, this really was the year I discovered Rachel Vincent! I read all of her books that are available to me and loved them all so much! She's a very talented author and I'm looking forward to her new releases next year.
I am number four and The power of six by Pittacus Lore - Here's another great series I discovered this year, I think I might die soon if I don't get me hands on The rise of nine! Tidbit: I also read and reviewed the short story The lost files: Six's legacy and it was my most viewed review this year!

Raised by wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - I enjoyed this one a lot more than I was expecting which is always a great surprise.

Entangled by Cat Clarke - Another surprise book but I did just like it, I loved it so much, I related to the character of Grace so much, and I cried so hard!

And my list wouldn't be complete without Maria V. Snyder
Outside in and Touch of power make the list - I did re-read Inside out and Poison study this year but I decided not to include re-reads. My review for touch of power is due o go up on the 10th Jan but I can tell you it is sooooo good.

Hex hall and Raising demons by Rachel Hawkins - This series is so funny, I'm so glad I choose it as my hospital read when I had a baby in May!
 Nightshade and Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer - Team Shay!!!!!
The throne of fire by Rick Riordan and Gone by Michael Grant - I also read Hunger, the second book in the Gone series and it was great, I'm just itching to get to the rest!
Divergent by Veronica Roth, Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan and Ashfall by Mike Mullin - I really had a dystopian obsession this year and these three in particular were brilliant! My review for Ashfall will be up this week.

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead - Loved, loved, loved it!! Can't wait for The golden lily.
Dark in side by Jeyn Roberts and Outpost by Adam Baker - Zombies anyone? Ones YA and the others adult but they're both equally chilling gore fests!
Daughter of smoke and bone by Laini Taylor - I really enjoyed the whimsical way this was written.
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay - This is my first book by this author but it won't be my last, the twist she put on the classic Romeo and Juliet was really different and the book was great.
The girl of fire and thorns by Rae Carson - Carson has created a great world with an equally great heroine in this book.
Well there it is, of the 113 books I read here's the 30 that made it to my favourites list, there were others that I really enjoyed to that didn't quite make it, like Forgive my fins and Oh. My. Gods by Tera Lynn childs and The Goddess test by Aimee Carter, there was also Variant by Robison Wells, Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien and Matched by Ally Condie that didn't quite make the cut because I didn't want this list to go on forever lol

Which books this year were your favourites?


  1. I am reading The Death Cure right now. I am glad that you liked it and thanks for letting me know that Dashner is publishing a prequel. Awesome!

    Please take a look at my new challenge to read the ALA YA Book Award winners for 2012.


  2. This is an insanely awesome list!!! I've either read and loved or have waiting to read pretty much all of these. I can't wait for Touch of Power, and I loved Hex Hall, Daughter of Smoke and Bone and the Werecats series. Matched missed out on my list too because I read it December 31 last year.

    My Top Ten is here if you'd like a look :)

  3. Wow! If you've read that many books, you ought to know the best!

    I'm off to visit every blog with a Top Ten of 2011 list and add all the intriguing titles to my (already very lengthy) wishlist at Amazon. Thanks for your list!

    Here's my Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2011.

  4. Love the list - quite a few are on my list of books to be read soon!

  5. I love you list. I haven't read most of these, but I've heard they're great.:D Most definitely picking them up now.


  6. Awesome picks Mist!!! Nice to see we agree on some of them :)

  7. Oh I love how many Rachel Vincent books you have on your list. And Nightshade and Wolfsbane were so awesome, too. Definitely in my top 25!

    I hope you get a chance to read book two in Chloe Neill's Firespell series. It's such a great series and I can't wait for the next book to come out.

    I have got to read James Dashner, he's on quite a few lists!

    GREAT "best of" list! Happy holidays, too! :)

  8. There are some AMAZING books on this list, and I've even added a few more for me to check out later on. I loved Divergent (it's my favorite read of the year) and Touch of Power (which I recently finished).

    And I Am Number Four was surprisingly good! I cried while I read it - and that means that it must have really struck a chord with me. I really should read the sequel.

  9. Awesome list! I loved Divergent, Ashfall, and Dark Inside! I need to read The Scorch Trials and the Death Cure.

    My Top Ten


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