December 31, 2011

My Favourite Reads of 2011

With 2011 coming to a close, I thought that it would be a good time to reflect on the books I read this past year. I'm happy to have met my reading goal of 60 books on Goodreads; I no longer need to stress about the message telling me I'm 2% behind. I read incredible books this past year. 
Books that made me laugh, and cry, books I wish I could live inside. Here's my list in no particular order:

The Night Circus

Oh how I love this book. I want to be a character inside. I've read it 4 times already and I know it will be one that I read over and over and over again.

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Divergent was all I hoped it would be and much much more. As fast paced as The Hunger Games, it lived up to the hype and quickly became one of my favourites to recommend.

The Scorpio Races

Delirium (Delirium, #1)

Delirium swept me away. The story line, the characters and Lauren Oliver's incredible ability to turn a phrase into something beautiful and memorable.

Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1)

I credit reading this one with the blogosphere completely. I wouldn't have picked it up without the recommendations of 3 blogs I regularly visit. Without it I would have missed out on the fabulous Jessica and even fabulouser (is that a word?) Marcus.

Unwind (Unwind, #1)

Neal Shusterman is a genius and never ever disappoints me. 
Unwind was deeply disturbing and wonderful and heart-wrenching.

Liesl and Po

Liesl and Po was a beautiful exceptional read.

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress Series #1)

Ok, so not a literary read but definitely adult escapism at its best. I read through the series in a week. 
Le sigh.... Bones.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Classic coming of age story. So many wonderful moments in this one. I can't wait to see it on the big screen.


I picked up Chime because Gayle Forman highly praised it and she was right. I related to Briony in many ways. Dark, magical and reads differently than so many books out there.

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

My favourite genre done exceptionally well + Adam ( my new book boyfriend) = amazing read

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

One of my first reads of 2011, was also one of my favourites.

There you have it, my top 12 for 2011. I can not wait for what 2012 has in store. 


  1. Great list. Hopefully I'll get to read these in 2012, the ones I didn't in 2011. Happy new years!

  2. Totally agree with you about The Night Circus, but I'm afraid Delirium would probably have made my Top Ten Books I was Disappointed In list, had I created one. (I liked the sequel better--Pandemonium)

    Here's hoping that 2012 will be another great year for books!