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