Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Favorite Books of 2011

As promised, I've narrowed down my reading list for 2011 to a few favorites. Sorry it took so long. I kept going back over it and changing my mind. This year it was a real chore. Seriously. There were so many books that I absolutely loved, sat in awe at the talent of, and/or can't get out of my mind. There's really no criteria for this favorites list, some just applied so well to things I was going though this year, some just gave me that swirly feeling in my belly that comes back every time I look at the book.

These are in no particular order. It was hard enough narrowing them down--I had to go through my list like ten times--there's no way I could order them further. I'd love to know if you share any of my favorites! 

Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers
Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick
Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

Unraveling Isobel by  Eileen Cook
Past Perfect by Leila Sales
Anna and the French Kiss by  Stephanie Perkins

3 comments:

  1. Oh man...excellent list of reading. Have not read Eileens' latest yet, but am soooo looking forward to it. Doing a Oh MG YA Canada read-a-thon in March...hmmm, maybe yours and hers as a prize back (provided by me, not you guys!).

    Happy New Year...glad to be finally catching up with the blog reading!

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  2. Great list *heads to library site to check out the ones I've missed*

    Loved Where She Went and Lola is in my TBListenedTo pile right now.

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  3. Of your list, I really enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss - Save the Cat is indispensable, and I also really enjoyed I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin.

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