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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


  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!

  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.

  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.