Friday, January 20, 2012

Books of 2011.

I love to read. I read a lot more than I used to think I had time for. I read everyday, or the day feels off. I'm always looking forward to the next book I'm going to read, because I almost always know what I'm going to read next. So I thought I'd share what I read last year, and highlight the best reads of the bunch. In no particular order:

Sarah's Key
Turtle in Paradis
In Zanesville
Bigger Than a Breadbox
*Okay For Now
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Bossy Pants
Secret Daughter
*Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
One Day
One Crazy Summer
Maine
Junonia
The Wednesday Wars
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
15 Minutes Outside
*These Is My words
*My Father's Dragon (trilogy)
*The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
*Cutting for Stone
*Moon Over Manifest
You Know When The Men Are Gone
Let's Take The Long Way Home
Vice
The Art of Racing In The Rain
Belong to Me
*Penny Dreadful
Organized Simplicity
Love Walked In
Zeitoun
NurtureShock
*The Passage
Left Neglected

And, of those titles, these nine stood out (also starred above). Here's to a great year of reading!


3 comments:

pakosta said...

I am SHOCKED you didn't love Sarah's Key as one of your top loves! that was one of my all time favorite books EVER!!! xoxo

have you read:

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society?
The Wives of Henry Oades?
THe Soldiers Wife. all 3 are awesome!!!

oh and The Kommandants Girl was GREAT too!

tara

jody said...

You might be one of the only other people i know that gets as excited about reading as me. That is why I love talking books with you!
Also, I feel like The Passage is the "one of these books is not like the others" kind of thing...ha! Weird choice for you, kinda!

Katie Rose said...

Thanks for sharing this list! I've gotten some great books from reading your blog. My favorite was Cutting For Stone.