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Listed: Favourite Reads of 2011

I can’t believe how quickly the year has flown by! Or that it’s time once again to post my “favourite books of the year” post. Goodness!

Once again this year, I haven’t read nearly as much as I would have liked to, but at this point I’m just 2-3 books shy of my goal, which I can hopefully reach… though, with the holidays, I’m not sure how much time I’ll actually have. Eep.

I did a pretty good job at reading books that had been on the TBR pile for a long time this year, and with a lot of those I ended up cursing the fact that I hadn’t read them previously. I also read a lot of previously undiscovered authors that I hadn’t known anything about before. And then there was a lot of Georgette Heyer, which is pretty damn awesome in my opinion… While there was a whole lot that I thoroughly enjoyed, today I wanted to share, in no particular order, what my ten favourite reads of the year were.

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Originally Published 2005. LT. My review
  2. The Dream Thief by Catherine Webb. Originally Published 2010. LT. My review
  3. Looking for Alaska by John Green. Originally Published 2005. LT. My review
  4. Wither by Lauren DeStefano. Originally Published 2011. LT. My review
  5. The Hunchback Assignments: Empire of Ruins by Arthur Slade. Originally Published 2011. LT. My review
  6. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning. Originally Published 2006. LT. My review
  7. Venetia by Georgette Heyer. Originally Published 1958. LT. My review
  8. Cotillion by Georgette Heyer. Originally Published 1953. LT. My review
  9. Shattered by Eric Walters. Originally Published 2009. LT. My review
  10. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre. Originally Published 1974. LT. (No review posted yet, as I just finished this yesterday!)

What were your favourite books from this year?


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Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 8:27 am December 19, 2011.
Category: Listed

  • http://myreadingbooks.blogspot.com Kailana

    Yay for Catherine Webb, John Green, and Arthur Slade!