Saturday, January 7, 2012

2011 Round-Up

I read a total of 90 books in 2011. YAY!

Because I started the blog in February-ish, I didn’t get to review all of those, and neither do I have clear records of them, but as far as I can figure, I read 90.

Here’s the final 2011 list by month (with links!).

January/February 2011:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

The Amaranth Enchantment – Julie Berry

Inside OUT – Maria V. Snyder

Skeleton Key – Anthony Horowitz

Wildwing – Emily Whitman

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

Outside IN – Maria V. Snyder

Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer


March 2011:

Impossible - Nancy Werlin

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Artichoke's Heart - Suzanne Supplee

Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins

The Adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary E. Pearson


April 2011:

The False Princess - Eilis O'Neal

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

Enthusiasm - Polly Shulman

Climbing the Stairs - Padma Venkatraman

REREAD - Aurelia - Anne Osterlund

Girl in the Arena - Lise Haines 


May 2011:

Leviathan - Scott Westerfeld

Behemoth - Scott Westerfeld

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment - James Patterson

The Season - Sarah MacLean

Maximum Ride: School’s Out - Forever - James Patterson

A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports - James Patterson

Defying the Diva - D. Anne Love

REREAD - To Catch a Pirate - Jade Parker

Extraordinary – Nancy Werlin

The Miles Between – Mary E. Pearson

Enclave – Ann Aguirre

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Exile – Anne Osterlund

Eagle Strike - Anthony Horowitz


June 2011:

Maximum Ride: The Final Warning - James Patterson

Maximum Ride: Max – James Patterson

Sorcery & Cecelia (or) The Enchanted Chocolate Pot - Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

Maximum Ride: Fang – James Patterson

Maximum Ride: Angel – James Patterson

Restoring Harmony - Joelle Anthony

Pirates! – Celia Rees

Demonglass – Rachel Hawkins

Incarceron – Catherine Fisher

Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys

Flawless – Lara Chapman

How to Build a House – Dana Reinhardt

Once A Witch – Carolyn MacCullough

Reincarnation – Suzanne Weyn

Uncommon Criminals – Ally Carter


July 2011:

Tiger’s Curse – Colleen Houck

Blood Red Road – Moira Young

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – E. Lockhart

Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins

Princess of the Midnight Ball – Jessica Day George

Starcrossed – Josephine Angelini

Hourglass – Myra McEntire

Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver


August 2011:

Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty – Jody Gehrman

Life of Pi - Yann Martel

Withering Tights – Louise Rennison

Beauty Queens – Libba Bray

The Boyfriend List – E. Lockhart

Awaken – Katie Kacvinsky

Wrapped – Jennifer Bradbury

Delirium – Lauren Oliver


September 2011:

Steel – Carrie Vaughn

Always A Witch – Carolyn MacCullough

Wither – Lauren DeStefano

The Magnolia League – Katie Crouch


October 2011:

There You’ll Find Me – Jenny B. Jones

A Need So Beautiful – Suzanne Young

Waterfall – Lisa T. Bergren

All These Things I’ve Done – Gabrielle Zevin

Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins

One Night That Changes Everything – Lauren Barnholdt


November 2011:

Cascade – Lisa T. Bergren

Dark Mirror – M. J. Putney

Pride & Popularity – Jenni James

Goliath – Scott Westerfeld

Suite Scarlett - Maureen Johnson

The Son of Neptune - Rick Riordan

Across the Universe - Beth Revis

Scarlett Fever - Maureen Johnson


December 2011:

Girl of Fire and Thorns - Rae Carson

Entwined - Heather Dixon

Unwind - Neal Shusterman

Miss Match - Erynn Mangum

Rematch - Erynn Mangum

Match Point - Erynn Mangum

Torrent - Lisa T. Bergren

The Agency: A Spy in the House - Y.S. Lee


Some Favorites:
Not in order of love…just order of random.


Inside OUT and Outside IN – Maria V. Snyder
I loved this dystopian series! I loved the claustrophobic feeling, the characters, the plot, everything!



Hex Hall and Demonglass – Rachel Hawkins
This series is completely hilarious and fun, and I can’t wait for the next installment, Spell Bound, coming out this year!


Climbing the Stairs – Padma Venkatraman
Such a revealing view into the time period and the culture. Amazing characters, and great ending!


Leviathan, Behemoth, and Goliath – Scott Westerfeld
Another completely amazing series by Mr. Westerfeld! I loved the growth in the characters and the fun plot.


Divergent – Veronica Roth
I, along with everyone else, completely adored this debut novel. With the strong female lead, Tris, the mysterious Four, and the crazy ending, this series is shaping up to be rather incredible. I can’t wait for Insurgent, due out in May!


Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys
I will NEVER forget this book. It’s so powerful and moving.


Blood Red Road – Moira Young
Such a fantastically insane story with strong characters and a promising future as a series! I CANNOT WAIT FOR REBEL HEART THIS YEAR!!!


Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
Lauren Oliver made all of her readers depressed (in a good way?) with this beautifully heart-breaking story.


Wither – Lauren DeStefano
This was DEFINITELY one of the most memorable, incredible books I read this year. The suspense, creepiness, and open ending, promises an excellent sequel in Fever, coming out in February.


There You’ll Find Me – Jenny B. Jones
The first book I ever received from Booksneeze was amazing! I fell in love with Christian fiction all over again.


Waterfall, Cascade, and Torrent – Lisa T. Bergren
With the crazy never-ending adventure, beautiful romance, realistic characters, and satisfying ending, Lisa creating an unforgettable series.


Girl of Fire and Thorns – Rae Carson
This just might be my favorite book of 2011. I loved watching Elisa mature and become the hero she was meant to be. I loved the brutality of the author, to kill off people I love. I loved the completely craziness of the adventure, the setting, the desert, the forest, EVERYTHING. I NEED the sequel, The Crown of Embers, out now instead of Fall 2012!


Unwind – Neal Shusterman
I put off reading this for so long. I CAN’T BELIEVE I DID THAT! THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AMAZING!!! It’s so intense, horrible, thought-provoking, wonderful, fascinating, and terrifying. Holy Crap. Read this. Now.

That’s the year in review! :)
Now the little “Books by Month” part in my side-bar will be refreshed for 2012!

I hope everyone else has amazing books to look back on as read in 2011. For me it was completely excellent year in many ways.

I hope 2012 brings you a fantastic year in books!

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