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Here are my picks!
1. favourite book read so far in 2011
This is harder than I thought it was going to be. The two I have selected are not my all time faves but that are two really good reads that I have enjoyed this year.
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White and Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Review of Nightshade here
2. most powerful book
I was surpised just how much I enjoyed reading a book by an Australian author. Contemporary isn't normally my thing but this one is so beautiful I would definitely read it again. ( Just realised I read this book last year... whoops. I really was a powerful book because I can remember is so clearly) You can see my original review here.
This is Shyness by Leanne Hall
3. brilliantly funny
Emma by Jane Austen
4. best ache-y, heart-breaking, tear-jerker read
Lament by Maddie Stiefvater
The ending was not at all what I was expecting!
5. most beautiful story
Wither by Lauren DeStefano and Matched by Ally Condie
And the most beautiful covers to match. Review of Wither here and Matched here.
6. delicious rainy day comfort read
Jessica's Guide to Dating the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this book. It is defiantly for a rainy day. Hot boys, beautiful dresses, mystery and a bit action what more could you want?
7. adrenalin-fuelled, unputdownable award
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
8. the beautiful prose award
The Other Countess and The Queen's Lady by Eve Edwards
I have linked the book featurettes here.
9. most atmospheric and vivid setting
The Luxe, Rumours, and Envy by Anna Godberson
The Luxe review here.
10. i-so-want-to-go-there award
This is way to hard to answer. How about everywhere! Narnia!
11. most original and imaginative
Tortall and Other Lands by Tamora Pierce
12. best under-appreciated, hidden gem book
An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters
Seriously. The. Best. Book. Ever.
13. i-had-no-idea-i-would-love this-so award
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Not really my thing but it didn't turn at to be anything like I expected! See review here.
14. most haunting story
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
15. outside my comfort zone but gosh how i loved it
Fallen by Lauren Kate
16. series that i’m loving
The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan
17. most memorable voice award
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
18 would make the best movie
Delirium by Lauren Oliver and The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones