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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Favorite Books of 2011

I'm copying Elana Johnson's post today. Pop over and say hi to her than come on back.
Reading her list made me wonder what my favorite books were this year so here it is, all nine (I'm saving the tenth spot just in case I read a favorite over Christmas break...).

FORGOTTEN by Cat Patrick
Every morning the main characters memories resets at 4:33. She leaves notes for herself every night so she doesn't wear the same outfit or needs to study for a test. Loved the unique story.

Loved. This. Book. Full of what? Opposites? A fat princess, scared prince and an assassinating nurse maid. Everywhere Rae Carson sent the princess I FELT like I was there. In the hot desert or lush forest, I pictured everything without realizing I was there.

 FALLEN GRACE by Mary Hooper
I was tense from the very first page of this page and didn't relax until the very end.

GEEK GIRL by Cindy Bennett
Great, sweet, clean teen read. 

 THE IRON KNIGHT by Julie Kagawa
Another favorite read this year. I want to reread this whole series now that Iron Knight is out.


ENTWINED by Heather Dixon
Another retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses fairytale. Loved it.

THE HEALING SPELL by Kimberly Little
Beautiful story of faith, family and forgiveness. Set in the Bayou, I often wondered of an alligator was going to get me. :)

Beautiful picture book about Fredrick Douglas and his mother

CARVING ANGELS by Diane Tolley
Sweet Christmas story.

(I reviewed all of these books on The Book Addict if you're interested. I have a search box so it's easier to find the review.)


Jenna Cooper said...

I'm glad to see Entwined on your list of favorites, I just got this book yesterday and can't wait to read it.

Donna said...

I really enjoyed Entwined. Thought it was a lot of fun. I've read a few on your list and enjoyed them immensely. Just wish I had more time to read.

Taffy said...

Sometimes it's hard to find time to read! And good books to read.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Forgotten was one of my favorite books too!!!!!
I'm doing my 2011 post tomorrow (Sunday).

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