Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 favorites and such

I keep a running list of favorite reads throughout the year so that I can do a list for Bookbitch.com. I cut a few just for the sake of keeping the list varied, but here is my complete list of 2011 favorites (all released in 2011), in order of having read them:

  1. The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly (mystery/thriller)
  2. The Sworn by Gail Z. Martin (fantasy)
  3. Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch (urban fantasy)
  4. Learning the Swim by Sara J. Henry (mystery/thriller)
  5. Summer of Night by Dan Simmons (reissue) (horror)
  6. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens (paranormal thriller)
  7. Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward (comedic mystery/thriller)
  8. The President's Vampire by Christopher Farnsworth (paranormal thriller)
  9. Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder (dark thriller)
  10. Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon (mystery/thriller)
  11. Graveminder by Melissa Marr (paranormal)
  12. The White Devil by Justin Evans (mystery/thriller)
  13. Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson (sci-fi/thriller)
  14. Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson (mystery/thriller)
  15. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (teen/paranormal)
  16. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (sci-fi/thriller)
  17. The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver (teen/urban fantasy)
  18. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (mystery/thriller)
  19. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (teen/urban fantasy)
  20. 11/22/63 by Stephen King (sci-fi/thriller)
And the books I wish I'd gotten to in 2011 because I'm sure they would have made the list:

  1. Lev Grossman's The Magician King (the first is in my TBR now)
  2. Alma Katsu's The Taker
  3. Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus
  4. Hillary Jordan's When She Woke
  5. Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood
  6. Michelle Hodkin's The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
  7. Christopher Buehlman's Those Across the River
  8. Rosamund Lupton's The Sister
  9. Daniel Polansky's Low Town
  10. David Liss's The Twelfth Enchantment
  11. Felix J. Palma's The Map of Time
  12. Thomas Mullen's The Revisionists
And here's to more fabulous reads in 2012!


Vickie said...

Heartily concurring on the ones I read, too, and adding several titles to the WWBL of the ones I didn't.

Becky LeJeune said...

Right, Vickie? And now it's time to start adding 2012 titles to the TBR!