Top Ten Books Read in 2011

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish featuring a new top ten list each week. Everyone can participate- head on over to their blog and sign up.

This is the time of year to reflect on the favorite books of the year. I’ve been putting off making the list as long as possible just in case some more favorites sneak in. And, what do you know- one of the books on the list I just finished yesterday.  Making the list I noticed more contemporary titles at the top of the list. Last year was the year I was hooked on paranormal and dystopian, but now contemporary is becoming one of my favorite genres.

These are my top 10 favorite reads of the year, listed in reverse reading order:

5. Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park Smart, witty, surprising, romantic and charming. Read it!

6. Forbidden by Tabitha SuzumaI know this book is not for everyone, but I found the story very gripping and powerful. Couldn’t put it down.

7. Blood Red Road by Moira Young – A unique voice, original, fast paced and action packed.

8. Divergent by Veronica Roth  – Great story and characters. One I enjoyed so much I read the book, and later listened to the audiobook (also excellent).

9. Chime by Franny Billingsley – Magical, unique and funny. I loved all the quirky characters, the beautiful writing and the inventive story.

10. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab  – Gorgeous, eerie, and captivating. Loved this suspenseful fairytale-like story.

Did any of these books make your list? Any books you recommend I check out?


23 thoughts on “Top Ten Books Read in 2011

  1. Anne Bennett says:

    I haven’t head of the Probability of Miracles before but I am now going to look into it. Thank you.

    Please take a look at my new challenge to read the ALA YA Book Award winners for 2012.


  2. Nimue says:

    None of these books made my list, but Lola made it on onto the honorary mentions. Great list, most of these books are on my TBR pile. There are just too many good books available and not enough time.

    My Top10 books of 2011

  3. bookchilla says:

    i love these books as well!

    Graffiti Moon
    Daughter of Smoke and Bone
    Blood Red Road

    Great list, Lucy 😉

  4. readerbuzz says:

    Probability of Miracles…New to me! I’m off to visit every blog with a Top Ten of 2011 list and add all the intriguing titles to my (already very lengthy) wishlist at Amazon. Thanks for your list!

    Here’s my Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2011.

  5. Pepca says:

    I loved Forbidden, too, and most of the rest is on my TBR list. Great list! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

  6. Lori says:

    We have a few in common! Chime, Lola and Forbidden are on my list. I loved them so much. I just finished Probability a couple of days ago and adored it. It was fantastic.
    My Top Ten Favorites

  7. Miss Anderson says:

    I must read Chime! If only because I’m the librarian and I have the library copy and I’m keeping it from my students 🙂 I’m waiting on Daughter of Smoke and Bone from the public library, too, and I need to look in to Probability of Miracles because I’ve been seeing it a lot…and I love the cover.

    My List!

  8. This is an insanely awesome list!!! I’ve either read and loved or have waiting to read pretty much all of these.

  9. I’m listening to The Probability of Miracles right now and it is so good so far, they have just stopped to see Lily.

    I’m glad to see Graffiti Moon make the cut because that’s near the top of my TBR list.

    ALSO high five for Divergent and Chime and Daughter Of Smoke And Bone, those books although different absolutely captivated me as well.

    Here’s to a wonderful 2012!

  10. Okay, okay. I need NEEEEEED to read Divergent and Daughter of Smoke & Bone! LOL! Those two books are so consistent on everyone’s lists! 😛 I’m actually gonna go buy Daughter of Smoke & Bone this afternoon! haha..

    Great list! 🙂 I’ll make sure to bump some of these up on my to-read list 😉

    Michele | Top 10

  11. Sandra says:

    We only share one favorite book. But most of yours are on my tbr. Too many books, not enough time to read.

  12. I loved Graffiti Moon, Lola & The Boy Next Door and Divergent, all of which lived up to the preceding hype. They were all different kinds of books and I loved the characters, the stories, the writing!

  13. Great list Lucy. Divergent is one I’ve been meaning to read forever and never got around to it. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is one of my favorites and made my list too:)

  14. Hannah says:

    Oooh, you have several books listed that I own but have yet to read. Definitely bumping them up the list!

    Here’s my Top 10:

  15. tinalinatime says:

    You definitely will enjoy Clockwork Angel
    And Clockwork Prince; supernatural fiction plus Victorian England equals awesome! I have both Lola and Daughter of Smoke and Bone on my to reads for 2012. :). Happy New Year!

  16. I also had Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Forbidden – loved them both! I had Anna instead of Lola but really I liked them pretty much the same, I chose Anna because it was first so fresher to me. I’ve been meaning to read Graffiti Moon for so long, so I must get to it in 2012. Nice list!

  17. Michael says:

    Divergent makes my list as well. I still need to read the Near Witch and can’t wait to. =] Awesome list. =]
    My Top Ten

  18. toni d. says:

    I totally loved Divergent! Looks like I must check out Daughter of Smoke and Bone soon. I keep seeing it on everyone’s list!

  19. Graffiti Moon, Flat-Out Love, Blood Red Road, & Divergent would totally be in my Top 10 as well.

  20. Laura @ The Traveling Owl says:

    Fun list. Divergent was fabulous. Haven’t read Lola, but am dying to! It’s on everyone’s list.

    Here’s my Top Ten

  21. Kelsey says:

    Near witch was on my list too, I still have divergent, and daughter of smoke and bone to read next.

  22. bookgoonie says:

    Chime is on my shelf. I need to give it a try. It received a lot of mix reviews. Amen on The Daughter of Smoke & Bones & Near Witch. 2 of my absolute faves of the year.

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