Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday: Best of 2011

Are you guys sick of me talking about my favorite books of 2011 yet? I hope not, because not only are there still two days left of the Class of 2011 blogfest, but I'm participating in today's Road Trip Wednesday, a blog carnival hosted by the lovely ladies of YA Highway.

This week's question:

What were your five favorite books of 2011?

Well, I like to break the rules a little bit. I have four major standouts, and then a few favorites that you might not have read. (I feel like my very favorites are the ones you see on every blog, but there are some smaller books out there I want to make sure you all know about.)

My four absolute favorites this year...

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Shine by Lauren Myracle

Divergent by Veronica Roth

And then some books I loved that you might not have read

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

I hope 2011 was full of good books for you! What were some of your favorites?


  1. Loved Divergent too... it was about all i could pick for certain. My list did not want to stay pinned down. Have seen Daughter of Smoke and Bone on a few lists so far... another added to my TBR pile!

  2. I just finished LEGEND by Marie Lu. Another very good Dystopian. Neat, because it's in alternating POV. Ironically it has many similarities to the work that I am currently querying, so I get to use it as one of my 'comparison titles' :)

  3. Clarity, Sean Griswold, and Shine are all on my list of books I most regret having missed this year (aka, the TBR pile…). Glad to see them make your top five!

  4. On this road trip I'm learning that I am the only person who has not read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Your whole list is on my TBR list for 2012.

  5. I have DoSaB on my TBR list for next year. And DIVERGENT... well, of course! :)

  6. I just finished reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Such a great book. Great list!

  7. Your choices are VERY similar to mine, Jess. I still need to read SHINE, and now I *really* want to knowing that it's one of your top books of the year. And I adored MOONGLASS too. :)

  8. My five favorite books of 2011: Lola and the Boy Next Door, Never Have I Ever (Lying Game #2), Divergent, Moonglass and Where She Went.