Dec 4, 2011

My Top Reads for 2011

By Wendy A. Jones

After years of thinking I should keep track of what I read, I actually kept a list this year. Well, it's a partial list, anyway. I forgot about it for about three months. Since the next time I post I'll probably want to write something Christmas-related, I thought I'd cull from the eighty titles I recorded the books I liked best.

I don't stick with one genre or one age category--I just love good books. And these are all ones I consider great.

In no particular order, they are:

The Limit by Kristen Landon
Pegasus by Robin McKinley
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Being Sixteen by Allyson Braithwaite Condie
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Matched by Ally Condie
My Unfair Godmother by Janette Rallison
Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Princess for Hire by Lindsey  Leavitt
Supernaturally by Kiersten White
Cold River by Liz Adair
Cross My Heart by Julie Wright
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (also The Penderwicks on Gardam Street and The Penderwicks at Point Mouette--it's a great series)
Slayers by CJ Hill
Cotillion by Georgette Heyer
The List by Melanie Jacobson
Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
Dining With Joy by Rachel Hauck

I hope during the busy holiday season you have a little time to relax and read.


  1. Gosh my list isn't anything like yours. What'd I miss?! Ha.

  2. What's on your list, Terri? Do tell.

  3. I just finished reading The List. I really enjoyed it! I've also been reading some Amish novels. Thanks for the list, there are several I haven't read yet! hugs~

  4. I need to keep a list I am sure. My to read list is very long. I have trouble remembering to update my Goodreads account. I see some of my reads and to reads on your list so will have to add some of your others to my to read list. Thanks for sharing.


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