1.01.2012

books read in 2011

  • 1. Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese ****
  • 2. Kindred by Octavia Butler ***
  • 3. Love, Lust & Faking It by Jenny McCarthy **
  • 4. Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli **
  • 5. Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill **
  • 6. A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal ****
  • 7. Decoded by Jay-Z **
  • 8. House Rules by Jodi Picoult ***
  • 9. Matched by Ally Condie ****
  • 10. Pioneer Woman Black Heels to Tracker Wheels by Ree Drummond ***
  • 11. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams ***
  • 12. The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt ***
  • 13. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier ***
  • 14. The Actor and The Housewife by Shannon Hale ***
  • 15. Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland ***
  • 16. Bumped by Megan McCafferty ***
  • 17. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe ***
  • 18. I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak *****
  • 19. Bossypants by Tina Fey ****
  • 20. Everlost by Neal Shusterman ***
  • 21. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling *****
  • 22. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling *****
  • 23. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling *****
  • 24: A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard ***
  • 25. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling *****
  • 26. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling *****
  • 27. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling *****
  • 28. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling *****
  • 29. The Underdog by Markus Zusak **
  • 30. Fighting Ruben Wolfe by Markus Zusak **
  • 31. Getting the Girl by Markus Zusak **
  • 32. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles ****
  • 33. Room by Emma Donoghue ****
  • 34. Divergent by Veronica Roth ****
  • 35. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs **
  • 36. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom *****
  • 37. Seriously... I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres **
  • 38. Letters in the Jade Dragon Box by Gale Sears *
  • 39. Crossed b y Ally Condie ****
like in years past, i am going to re-rate them based on my memory of them today. they might be different from the rating i gave them on goodreads.  i'm ok with that. if you're not, tough. :) 

looking back, aside from re-reading favorites like harry potter, i'd have to say that my top 3 favorite books from 2011 were: the kitchen house, rules of civility, and cutting for stone. if i had a fourth, i'd say a lucky child. my top three youth fiction: divergent, matched [and crossed, which is #2] and i am the messenger.

here are links to other years: 2010, 2009

happy new year!!!

2 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

i had matched out from the library, never read it, returned it. guess i'll grab it again because i love me some hayley recommendations. and i love me some youth fiction because i'm half illiterate.

Holly O. said...

I bookmarked your list. FYI.