2011 In Review: Books

Like so many of my goals this year, I even failed at meeting my reading goal. The only true thing I accomplished this year in regards to books was reducing the amount I acquired. Reading requires time and sadly time is something I had very little of this year. Also, I’m not a fan of reading a book that takes me a month of more to complete. If I can’t start and finish it in a week’s time (which is still pushing it honestly) then there’s no point in starting it at all for me.

However, despite not meeting my goal for the year, I did read quite a few awesome books. The list below reflects the order in which I’d rate them, the first being the best and the last being the worst (although none of them were actually horrible reads – picking a favorite was actually hard). At some point in the middle of the year I started writing mini reviews for all the books I was reading via GoodReads so if there is a review available for the book, I’ve made the title a link to my GoodReads page. Check them out, you might find a book worth reading. Feel free to ask me about any of the books that don’t have reviews. I’d be more than happy to share why I did or didn’t love it!

Books Read in 2011

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton

Rampant (Killer Unicorns, Book 1) by Diana Peterfreund

Invincible (Chronicles of Nick, Book 2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel

The Mortal Instruments Series (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, & City of Fallen Angels) by Cassandra Clare

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Daughters of the Moon Vol. 1 & 2 (Goddess of the Night, Into the Cold Fire, Night Shade, The Secret Scroll, The Sacrifice, & The Lost One) by Lynne Ewing

Forever (Wolves at Mercy Falls, Book 3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Demonglass (Hex Hall, Book 2) by Rachel Hawkins

Trapped by Michael Northrop

Fins Series (Forgive my Fins, Fins are Forever) by Tera Lynn Childs

Other Series (Other, Bloodborn) by Karen Kincy

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Beastly by Alex Finn

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Retribution (Dark-Hunter, Book 20) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Passion (Fallen Series, Book 3) by Lauren Kate

Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance by Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin

Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

Indigo Blues by Danielle Joseph

Miscellaneous Other

For the Love of Gods by H.R. Holden (Unpublished)

Dark-Hunter Vol. 4 by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Manga)

School Bites Vol. 1 & 2 by Holly G! (Manga)

Archie’s Christmas Stocking (Comic book)

Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter, Book 3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Re-read)

Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, Book 1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Re-read)

What did your reading list look like in 2011?

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  1. edgyauthor

    January 1, 2012 at 5:18 am

    You may think you “failed” your reading goal, but I’m impressed by this list, especially since quite a few of them are biggies, like The Mortal Instruments series. Be proud about what you read this year! :)

    After hearing you rave about Warm Bodies the past couple days, I can’t wait to check it out myself sometime. It sounds amazing!

    I’m so happy to see DOTM so high on your list! My inner fangirl is squeeing right now, haha. So glad you liked it and weren’t all, “WTF?! Why does Heather like this?!”

    Some of the books in your list are currently in my TBR pile, so I can’t wait to see what I think of them myself!

    And whoo, FLG! So fun to see my own book listed here! *hee*

    You already know what my 2011 reading list looks like, so I won’t reiterate that here. 😉

    • SarahWhisted

      January 2, 2012 at 1:25 am

      Yeah TMI Series are monster sized books. I still have the two Infernal Device books in that world to read, but they’re just as big and therefore intimidating me.

      I really hope you do get to read Warm Bodies and sooner rather than later, but knowing that your TBR pile is over 100 books makes me think it will probably be a while. Whenever you do get to it though, I hope you enjoy it like I did!

      I really, really hope another DOTM volume is released soon. I definitely see why you love this series so much and Lynne as writer overall!

      Also, I can’t wait til I can add FLG to my reading list again — when it’s actually published! Such an awesome book! :)

      • edgyauthor

        January 3, 2012 at 9:33 am

        Ever since you started raving to me about Warm Bodies, I’ve been seeing so many others from my Flist gush about it, too. Not sure how soon I’ll read it, but I may cave and buy it sooner rather than later since it seems to be getting so much love, haha. I’m so curious to see if I’ll feel the same about it!

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