Friday, June 24, 2011

Fave reads of 2011 (so far) The Books

Hosted by Nomes at Inkcrush. To participate click here and for Nomes list of faves of 2011 'The Books' click here.

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


  1. The Forest of Hand and Teeth is one of my favorites from last year. Fallen, Wither and The Luxe have been lying on my shelf for quite a while now - I must read them!

  2. Although I didn't love Matched, I can agree that it had beautiful writing and a beautiful story and cover to match.

    Loved Delirium. It would undoubtedly make a great movie. I have to ask, have you read Divergent yet? I'm assuming that because you haven't added it to your list at all you haven't. Forgive me if you have and just didn't like it (like Nomes).

  3. No I haven't read Divergent. I keep hearing really good thing about it and am beginning to wonder what I am missing out on.

  4. I loved Paranormalcy! Definitely a new favorite series. I still have to read Delirium, but I've heard it's brilliant. :)

  5. I was surprised how good it was and now am waiting not-so-patiently for the second book.

  6. Hi Misty,

    I think your choice for the hidden gem, An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters, is perfect because I can honestly say, I've never heard of it before.

    Matched and Nightshades were a few of my faves from last year. And yes, Stiefvater knows how to write achey stories.

    I still have yet to read Delirium, but I keep hearing great things about it.

    Great choices. Thanks for listing books I didn't know about.

  7. i love your picks

    *hi five8 for both loving the forest of hands and teeth

    and i LOVED this is shyness as well

    PLUS i really want to get to INSIDE OUT

    thanks so much for joining in misty

    xx Nomes

  8. No problems Nomes. It was a really good idea of yours *happy face* Hopefully I will be able to participate in Mondays challenge as well!

  9. Great list. This Is Shyness and Paranormalcy are some of my favourite books :)

  10. I'm still haven't read Paranormalcy or Nightshade but I've heard good things. I also really want to read This is Shyness.

    Great list, hope you can join in on Monday :)

  11. Ive read all of these LOL, Delirium was good :)
    New Follower

  12. This is Shyness looks very intriguing. I'll have to check it out.

    Also, I have a love/hate relationship with the FOREST series. I keep telling myeslf that i'm not going read more, but then I do, and then I'm mad when the book is over. boo.

  13. Wither made my list as well! I loved Delirium too! :) Many of the books that made your list I read last year! :)

  14. Oh I loved Matched so much. Although Fallen just didn't work for me. i must get to Lament as I love her Wolves of Mercy Falls series

  15. Awesome choices. I loved Nightshade and I want to get This is Shyness. Try a few more of those Aussie authors. They are superb!

  16. I totally need to get my nose into Inside Out, it looks awesome!

    I can totally agree with Paranormalcy and Delirium's placings, they look are both epic books. :)

    Matched does have a beautiful cover, I must agree!

    And I really want to read This is Shyness! All I've heard is raving. ^-^


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