2011 has not been a very good reading year for me. With a lot of things going on in my personal/family life I found myself with little time to read and sometimes I just didn’t want to read. I went a whole month without reading or blogging which is very unlike me. However the past is the past and I am looking forward to 2012. I am going to get my blog back on track and I have a long list of books that I would like to read in 2012.
Here follows, my favourite books of 2011 (I was unable to pick just one favourite)
Lodestone Book Three – The Cruicable of the Dawn – Mark Whiteway
Back when I started my blog over on blogspot, Mark was one of the first authors to contact me asking me to review his book. I jumped at the chance and have fallen in love with his series. Lodestone Book three: The Cruicable of the Dawn is one of my favourite books of the series so far. My review can be found here.
Divergent – Veronica Roth
In 2011 I began to read more YA which is a genre I have to admit I had avoided. However I am glad that I decided to read YA in 2011 as some of my favourite books of the year were books that would be classed as YA. Divergent had me sucked in from the very start and I finished it in one day. It had been a long time since I had stayed up most of the night, as I could not put a book down. A review of this book will be up on the site in the next few weeks.
Snowdrops – A.D.Miller
I read this book in preparation for seeing A.D.Miller at the Edinburgh book festival. I found it to be an excellent debut novel full of unique character and beautiful writing. I am looking forward to see what A.D.Miller comes up with next. My review can be read here.
When God was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman
I have had this book on my tbr pile since it came out and when I got a ticket to see Sarah Winman at the Edinburgh book festival, I decided I better read the book before I go see her speak. This book turned out to be one of my favourite books of the year and I am kicking myself that I allowed it to sit on my shelfs unread for such a long time. I even got comments of Sarah as my copy was full of post its sticking out full of my thoughts of the books. My review can be seen here.
Hunger Games Trilogy – Suzanne Collins
I jumped on the Hunger Games trilogy rather late however I found it to be a wonderful trilogy that sucked me right in. I have not reviewed these books on my blog as I do not believe I could do them justice as I loved them so much.
Fall of Giants – Ken Follett
Ken Follett is one of my favourite authors and I have not read a book of his that I have not enjoyed. I found Fall of Giants to be an interesting read and Ken Follett is one of the master writers of this genre. My review can be seen here.
The Surgeon – Tess Gerritsen
2011 introduced me to Tess Gerritsen and I am so glad that I have found her writing. She is one of the master writers of her genre and every book I read, I love her writing even more. My review can be found here.
Heartstone – C.J.Sansom
C.J.Sansom is another one of my favourite authors and I am yet to read something by him that I do not love. This is another book that I have not properly reviewed as I loved this book so much that I don’t think my work can do it justice. I can not recommend this book more highly, a must read for historical fiction fans.
The Lady Elizabeth – Alison Weir
It is always a pleasure to read anything written by Alison Weir. Everything she writes is so well researched that you feel like you are stepping into the exact period she is writing about. The Lady Elizabeth was a interesting and well thought out novel. My review can be seen here.
The Red Queen – Philippa Gregory
The Red Queen is the second book in the cousins’ war trilogy and is my favourite so far. It follows Margaret Beaufort who is a lesser known character from Tudor times. Philippa Gregory’s novels are well researched and a pleasure to read. My review can be seen here.
I am hoping that 2012 is going to be a great reading year for me and there is several books that I have pre-ordered and can not wait till they come out.
Do you agree with my choices or think that I have lost my mind? Are their books I have read that you feel like I should have included in my list?