Saturday, 31 December 2011

Favourite books of 2011!

As I'm typing this, 2011 is coming to a close; only 7 hours to go. As the last day of the year, Kerrie and I thought it'd be a good idea to post our favourite books for 2011. There were a lot to pick from and it's tough narrowing it down to just a few. We've picked the Top 10 for YA and Top 10 adult books, so here they are (in no particular order).

Top 10 YA
1. Forsaken - Jana Oliver
2. Bloodlines - Richelle Mead
3. Divergent - Veronica Roth
4. Emblaze - Jessica Shirvington
5. Last Breath - Rachel Caine

6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor
7. Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare
8. Silence - Becca Fitzpatrick
9. Unearthly - Cynthia Hand
10. Shift - Jeri Smith-Ready

Honourable mentions also go out to books I read this year that weren't actually published in 2011 as well as a few that I wanted to add to the list above but were bumped for things I loved a bit more:
Shade - Jeri Smith-Ready, the first 3 Soul Screamers books - Rachel Vincent, Delirium - Lauren Oliver, Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi, Along for the Ride/The Truth About Forever/Just Listen - Sarah Dessen, Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins, Wither - Lauren DeStefano

Top 10 Adult

1. Archangel's Consort - Nalini Singh
2. Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
3. Blood Bound - Rachel Vincent
4. Magic Slays - Ilona Andrews
5. One Grave at a Time - Jeaniene Frost

6. The Shadow Reader - Sandy Williams
7. Working Stiff - Rachel Caine
8. Archangel's Blade - Nalini Singh
9. Iron Crowned - Richelle Mead
10. Eternal Rider - Larissa Ione

Honourable mentions:
Guild Hunter series - Nalini Singh, the entire Shifters series - Rachel Vincent, the rest of the Night Huntress series - Jeaniene Frost, all Kate Daniels books - Ilona Andrews, Mightnight's Daughter/Death's Mistress - Karne Chance, Working Stiff - Rachel Caine, Thorn Queen - Richelle Mead

Looking forward to a fabulous reading year in 2012.
Happy New Year!

Kerrie & Kim


  1. I love the list!

    I see there are a few books I have yet to read. However, since we always enjoy the same books... I'm putting the ones I haven't read on my tbr right now.

  2. @hungrycookiemonster88 The list was harder to work out than it looks. I definitely recommend everything on the list (even the few I haven't read, because if Kerrie loved them I know I will too)


  3. I had never read anything from Karen Moning and just took s chance with the first book from this series, and I'm so glad I did. She is a brilliant author and she had me from the very first page of book one and couldn't put it down until I finished all 5 books. The story line keeps you guessing and just when you think you figured it out, it takes another turn, especially "Shadowfever" awesome.

    1. I know! It's an amazing series and I'm so glad we'll get more in that world at the end of the year.