December 31st, 2011

2011 Favorite Reads

Just a quick post to highlight some of my favorite reads this past year.

If you’ve done a post too please link me to it in the comments!

In no particular order here are a few of my favorite books this year. I’ll link to my review, if I’ve written one and I’ll take my “Overall” thought from each review so you don’t “have” to read the whole review if you don’t want to! :)

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

352 pages, Candlewick Press, (2011-08-09)

$12.40 (Amazon.com)

My Review

Overall

An emotionally charged sci-fi of a young girl traumatized by her unfit parents who left her in stasis for 62 years; awoken to a new, unknown world full of technology and unending traumatic stress.

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

272 pages, Knopf Books for Young Readers, (2012-02-14)

(Amazon.com)

My Review: Coming 02/13/2012

Overall

So much swoon I nearly died by heart bursting! An epic tale of finding love, acceptance, painting, and broken noses.

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

501 pages, HarperTeen, (2011-05-31)

(Amazon.com)

My Review

Overall

Action packed romance with teenaged, flying Greek demigods trying to cheat the Gods of their prophecy.

Legend by Marie Lu

pages, Putnam Juvenile, (2011-11-29)

(Amazon.com)

My Review

Overall

Action packed dystopia of a corrupted government uncovered by two strong willed teens who overcome it all together in both body and soul.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

357 pages, HarperCollins, (2011-11-15)

(Amazon.com)

I’m a bad blogger and haven’t reviewed this yet!

Overall

A beautifully written story of one strong willed girl and a boy who gives her the only helping hand she can accept.

Birthmarked

(2010-04-01)and Prized

(2011-11-08)   by Caragh M. O’Brien

No review yet!

Overall

One of the best dystopias I’ve read! Gaia and Leon make one hell of a pair. The premise of turning over babies to the government was shocking. I loved the second book just as much as the first and can’t wait for the next book!

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

384 pages, HarperCollins, (2012-01-03)

$11.98 (Amazon.com)

My review is to come!

Overall

Another great dystopia. I LOVED these characters so much! Perry was  hunk of a male and Aria was thrust into his world with no life jacket to keep her afloat but she is super strong willed. The setting of this book was just amazing.

Touch of Power (Healer) by Maria V. Snyder

396 pages, Mira, (2012-01-01)

(Amazon.com)

My Review

Overall

An amazing epic journey of one girl and several young men, all with the intent to save one King’s life, by Kerrick’s forceful hand at least.

Stats

Books Read: 60 (2010: 61 | 2009: 58)

Pages Read: 19,655 (2010: 21,420 | 2009: 20,265)

These are according to Goodreads. I’m wondering if I have some editions set as Kindle and if they convert into pages. Not sure.

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I hope 2011 was a good reading year for you! I’m looking forward to many more great reads in 2012!


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