Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Favorite Books of 2011

I was going to include ALL my favorite books I've read in 2011 in this post, but since there are simply too many, I'll stick to the ones published in 2011.

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

I'm a big fan of the Mortal Instruments series, and while I had doubts about this fifth book before reading, it didn't disappoint. I loved being back with all the characters, and the new villain was brilliant.

(full review here)

Huntress by Malinda Lo

Like with its companion Ash, I loved this book. The writing was gorgeous and the world-building was captivating. While I didn't like it more than I liked Ash, I can say that I was more attached to the characters here. The ending nearly had me crying!

(full review here)

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

I had high expectations for this book, and I was not disappointed. Lauren's writing is both lovely and suspenseful, and I loved the dynamics between the characters, especially among Rhine and her sister wives. Only two more months till Fever!

(full review here)

Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz

This gritty tale of a dysfunctional family was raw and compelling in every way. I can't guarantee happiness after you finish it, but it's certainly worth it.

(full review here)

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

To me this book was even darker than Sisters Red, which I mean in a positive way. And while reading this book, I experienced writer's envy for the first time. More than once I thought, "This is so well-written. Why can't I write this well?"

Cloaked by Alex Flinn

I think it's safe to say that this is my favorite of Alex Flinn's fairytale retellings (I've also read Beastly and A Kiss in Time). Aside from romance being a little too predictable, I liked everything about this book! Despite it being nearly 400 pages long, I read it in one sitting.

What were YOUR favorite books of 2011?
(if you leave a link to your post I'll check it out!)


  1. The only one that I've read of these is Wither, which I loved! I'm hoping to read Sweetly and City of Fallen Angels soon, they sound amazing.

  2. Wow, how is it possible that I haven't read ANY of the books on your list?! I just recently got City of Fallen Angels but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I seriously fail, and am going to add these books to my TBR list!

    Nerd Girls at Books to the Sky

  3. I'm with you on Huntress! I almost put it in my top five. Haven't read the other ones yet, but I think I've given up on the mortal instruments. Here's my top 5 for the year

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