Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2011

top ten week of 2011

Welcome to the official start of the Top 10 of 2011 week! For more information about this event, please check out my post with all the details here.

The end of the year is upon us, and with it comes a whole slew of  recap lists! As a future librarian, a lover of list-making, and an employee of a review magazine for books, I’ve been thinking about this list for quite some time now.

Without further ado, it is with great pleasure that I present you with my,

Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2011 (in no particular order):

 Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (my review)

A wonderful fantasy novel about a girl raised by devils who falls in love in a warring angel.

√ Divergent by Veronica Roth (my review)

 A sci-fi story about a future society that’s split into five factions and the girl who refuses to be defined by these boundaries. 

√ All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin 

 Another great futuristic book where chocolate and coffee are illegal and a girl, the daughter of a chocolate mobster, must deal with aftermath of her family’s issues.  

Delirium by Lauren Oliver (my review)

In a society where love is illegal, one girl must make hard decisions when she accidentally falls in love with a mysterious boy.  

Crossed by Allie Condie

In this exciting sequel to Matched, the adventure continues (and gets more complicated) as the characters try to find each other, and themselves.

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

In this eagerly awaited sequel to If I Stay, readers get a glimpse into the respective lives of the former couple. A real tear and heart jerker!

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

A captivating and gorgeous picture/word marriage in this story about two kids each on a journey to find something that’s missing.

Stay With Me by Paul Griffin

A well-told and heart-wrenching tale of two teens from a bad neighborhood whose love only lasts 102 days.

Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson 

The follow-up story to Chains, this book follows one boys journey from being an escaped slave to joining the Revolutionary war on the side of the rebels.  

The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen 

 This adult book is about two spinster sisters and explores the life decisions that lead them to where they are now. Amazingly well-written and sure to make you both laugh and cry out loud!

**What were some of your favorite reads of 2011?** 

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5 comments on “Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2011

  1. Patricia on said:

    Heheh. I’ve just been checking the post from back then, because I was curious if there already were some posts. I like your list – Some books I’ve had on my wishlist for quite some time, so I might check them out in 2012! : )

    And Divergent, yes. Wasn’t it brilliant? Aw.

    Happy Holidays! (And since you’ve asked, here are mine.)

  2. roro @roro is reading[rogier] on said:

    gr8 list i’m so liking this event

    my top ten

  3. Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic on said:

    I see that many of your faves are dystopia. I’ll be giving these a try next year.

  4. Stephanie on said:

    Bah, Delirium is one I definitely missed on my list. :( It was amazing. I love so many of these – great list!

    My Top Ten

  5. Jennifer Messerschmidt on said:

    Great picks! I loved Delirium, Divergent, Where She Went, and I am reading Crossed now. I have been dying to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone!
    My Top 10 of 2011

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