Sunday, December 25, 2011

Top 10 of 2011

Top 10 of 2011
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Monday 12/26 – Top 10 Books I’ve read in 2011
Tuesday 12/27 – Top 10 Book Covers of 2011
Wednesday 12/28 – Top 10 Book Boyfriends in 2011
Thursday 12/29 – Top 10 Characters in 2011 (This can be anything you’d like to make it for characters. You can post your favorite Villains, etc. Just be sure that this post is character based.)
Friday 12/30 – Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2012 (Also on this day, we’ll each be adding some kind of a recap of the total number of books read, pages read, etc. This part of the post is optional. Feel free to add any stats you’d like to share with everyone. So, if you’d like to also include some end of year stats, feel free to join us!)

Monday December 26th

Top 10 Books I've Read In 2011

So far I have read 178 Books in 2011
Some really really hard choices
I decided to make an entire series count as one book
These are in no real order. I tried but failed. Each book was amazing
in such a different way for so many different reasons.
Also you can click on any of the pictures to take you to the goodreads page 
for more info and to add the book to-read

 Best of YA

Same author so I will cheat and count them as one. 
Both were amazing and had me crying so hard I was hyperventilating! LOL
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Truly amazing book. Unique concept with so much action. And of course Four was hot!
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
 I loved this. Amy and Elder were adorable and I loved the ship. 
Also the shock about Elder at the end was not expected.

I don't think much needs to be said about these. Awesome.
My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2) My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3) My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4) If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)
I was so happy I finally tried this series. The fifth book blew me away.
I would have never found this book on my own. It was a group read on one of my goodreads clubs so I gave it a try. Surprisingly amazing. Not something I would normally read but was shockingly into it.

These books were just so emotional. Again not something I would normally pick for myself so when I read them and balled, I knew I found a winner. I think Where She Went was even better.
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6)
I was put off by the covers. What an idiot I was! My all time favorite character, Adrian Ivashkov, resides here so they are forever a favorite.

                                 Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)Torn (Trylle Trilogy, #2)   Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3)  

I read these before they got a publisher. They were truly amazing and I stayed up for three nights in a row finishing them all. They have gorgeous covers now but these are the covers they had when I read them. 
At first I didn't think I would like this series. Then I met Jem! 
Now I like it better than the Mortal Instruments.

Honorable Mentions!
I am never one to stay in my boundaries
I just finished this one a few weeks ago and it blew me away. 
A very honest and relatable look at the journey of moving on after losing a loved one.
This one was scary and fun! I love it!
Awesome werewolf book! I love Shay and Ren! Literally I still can't choose. 
I think my Team button is for Shay but I would take Ren for myself!
One word. Tucker.

                                     Reign or Shine (Demon Princess, #1)  Reign Check (Demon Princess, #2) Reign Fall  
Last but definitely not least one of my favorite author's very cute and fun YA series!
I read the first two before 2011 but I did re-read them again this year. 
I also just finished an eARC of the third book not out until January.
It was so fantastic I have to include it.

Adult Top 10
Living In Eden series by Michelle Rowen
Nightshade series by Michelle Rowen
The Spellman Files series by Lisa Lutz
Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead
Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
Anita Blake series up to book 8 by Laurell K. Hamilton
Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
Fifty Shades series by E.L. James

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  1. Looooads of awesome books! Thanks for the comment and the follow! I shall follow back. :D <3

  2. Wow you convinced me to read Rachel Vincent series. Nice choice of books!

  3. I should be finishing Catching Fire today (for the Wrapping Up 2011 Read-a-thon).

    From your adult list -- started the Mercy Thompson series and Night Huntress -- and I'm definitely continuing those. :D

    Christina's list

  4. So many books to discover ^^;; at least we have some series in common.
    i've nightshade but i still haven't read it and i really would like to try rachel vincent ( i haven't read anything by her)

    Oh i'm also starting JR Ward ^^;;

    all the best

  5. That's a lot of great books! THG trilogy is an all-time favorite of mine, so is Divergent and Infernal Devices series. Great list!

    Teen Readers' Diary

  6. Awesome picks, Jennifer! I still have some of these on the TBR list, but I'm looking forward to getting to them. :)

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  7. Ahh there are so many awesome picks here!

    I've really been wanting to read the Infernal Devices series, Delirium, and Across the Universe! I'm also dying to read the Trylle Trilogy as well :D

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post :)


  8. Great list of books! I'm jealous you managed to read all of them, because almost all of them are on my tbr list or wishlist, and I've read only The Hunger Games trilogy, Vampire Academy #1 & Halfway to the Grave (it almost made on my list). I did pre-order Switched with the new gorgeous cover & I'm looking forward to getting it (and reading) in January :D

  9. Oh so many amazing picks here! I love The Hunger Games, Divergent & Adrian is my favourite character from VA too! Love that boy ;-)

    I'm a BIG Black Dagger Brotherhood fan & I'm so glad you enjoyed them! I also just got the Sookie Stackhouse box set for Christmas so I can't wait to read that! I absolutely adore True Blood & hope I like the books just as much.

    Thank you for saying hi & following! Followed back :-D

  10. Arggghh I can't believe I left If I Stay and Where She Went off my list, what was I thinking? Saving June was another favourite of mine too. Great choices.

  11. DIVERGENT on another list. I really must read it!

    I'm very leery of Amanda Hocking. I read a random page in one of her to-be-published titles (I received an ARC) and was not impress with the language.

    I just put ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD on hold. Looks good!

  12. ONgosh such a great pile of books! I have just bought the first of the Rachel Vincent books, I have been seeing them everywhere and thought I needed to catch up by reading them! Thank you so much for visiting our blog and following us..I have repaid the favor and I hope we get to have some amazing talks in the future!

  13. I have Divergent in my TBR pile. It's time to pick it up!!!
    Great list! :D

  14. Thanks for stopping by. Great list. I am so on the lookout for the Soul Screamers series & checked out the 1st VA book to read over the break. Can't wait to see your other lists.

    Amy @

  15. Great list! Love so many of these <3 Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Great list u got there!! I was greatly disappointed in BloodRose...Im curious to what you will think of it since you loved Nightshade! I still havent read soulscreamers yet! Eventhough I loved Rachel Vincents others....BloodBound and of course shifter series. Thanks for stopping by:))

  17. Awesome list!! So much yummy stuff, and love how you broke it down into top 10 ya, top 10 adult!

  18. I love top ten lists! And this one is great! I did love Anna Dressed in Blood and I agree about Tucker!! Wow. I also agree about Lauren Oliver's books - brilliant.

    Some of these I haven't read, but after reading your post, I'm looking them up (Clockwork Angel)

    I have a top five on my blog, not as pretty as your post though!

  19. Ha, how I love your list! I tried to chose 10 books, and I actually managed it - sort of - but I've read quite a lot as well (400 books) so I absolutely get why it was hard for you. Cheating as okay here, right? XD

    I need to get my hands on Lauren Oliver's novels. I actually HAVE them already, but I didn't manage to pick them up.

    Divergent is on my list as well. I love it!! Love seems to be a word that doesn't match my feelings towards this novel at all. I usually dislike YA novels, but this one was sooo good! Same goes for the Soul Screamers series.

    I also loved the Vampire Academy and Hunger Games novels, and Unearthly was a really good read.. Ffu, your list is epic! : D

    And your Adult list! (What the, you know how to cheat LOL)

    I read the Nightshade novels just a few days ago and enjoyed them so much! Hmm, it's weird - I have you on my Goodreads list, but I've never noticed that you like the Georgina Kincaid, Night Huntress, Mercy Thompson and Black Dagger Brotherhood series.. Or I already forgot? *scratches head* Well, I love this list as well! : D

    Happy Holidays,

  20. Great choices! I really need to read the rest of the Soul Screamers series myself!

  21. oh wow! I don't even know where to start! You have so many awesome books and series on here that I still need to try. I really want to read the soulscreamers series, infernal devices, and vampire academy series and divergent. I loved the amanda hocking series too, and I read it when it was self published too :)

    Im a new blog follower, email subscriber and twitter follower. I am loving your blog! Thanks for stopping by my top 10 list :)

  22. Wow! Amazing list! We had many of the same the favorites in our lists. I really want to read the Soul Screamer series and Anna Dressed in Blood.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  23. Great list! I loved Delirium, Divergent and Across the Universe. Of course The Hunger Games trilogy is awesome as well. I really loved If I Stay too (still need to read Where She Went.) I have read Vampire Academy and I have Frostbite on my shelf but I have yet to read it, I really need to get on that. Clockwork Angel is awesome as well, and I bought Clockwork Prince recently so I really need to read that one too :)

  24. Wow, awesome picks! I really need to read a bunch of those though, haha!

    I really want to read the Soul Screamer series along with Divergent and Delirium and Unearthly and Anna Dressed in Blood and oh man, so many books!

  25. Fantastic list! I've already got Stolen and Divergent lined up for 2012. And I'm thinking I need to pick up a Lauren Oliver book too!

    Looking forward to the rest of your Top 10 posts!

  26. Hey there! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your link. Love your choices. I've read many, and will add some of the others to try. Here's the link to my blog for you

  27. Looks like a lot of the same books from my list made it onto yours :) I've got Stolen and Across the Universe on my wishlist and need to read the second and third book on The Hunger Games trilogy.

  28. Ahh... the Trylle trilogy. I contemplated putting Ascend on my list, but it is on one of the other lists. Loki makes one of my lists too.. mmm..

  29. Awesome list! Divergent, Saving June, Across the Universe, and the VA series are all on my TBR list, I just never seem to have time to get to them! And I'm actually rereading Clockwork Angel right now and I'm soooo excited to read CP next.

    Thanks for visiting! :)

  30. Delirium definitely brought tears to my eyes too and Divergent and Across the Universe were amazing! Soul Screamers is unbelievable. I NEED to read If I Die. Your list is great and so is reading 178 books! I thought I was doing good!

  31. I am so using your list for my TBR b/c you've got so many that are already on my pile. And I just found the Soul Screamers out in 2 book compilations at Target the other day so I can start that one soon (yippee!). Amanda Hocking's series sounds awesome, too, so I'm waiting for the "paper" version b/c I love books better than e-books :)

    Too funny how you listed Anita Blake until book 8... doesn't everyone feel that way?! hee, hee!!

    Kristin @myparahangover

  32. Great List!! I agree with you in a lot of series in your YA list, LOVE Vampire Academy,The Hunger Games, Divergent and If I Stay duo (I cry, cry, cry and cry some more with this books).
    I´m big fan of The BDB series, great that make your list!.
    My Top Ten

  33. aaah this whole list ison my wishlist/int so books r hard 2 get here
    my top ten

  34. haha I'm such a rule-follower I didn't even think to count a series or author as one!

    Vampire Academy FOREVER!!!

    Thanks for coming by! Following back

  35. I totally love your list of YA!! All awesome books Jennifer :) ;)

  36. So many great books here! The Hunger Games are especially a bright spot because they are simply amazing. Gah, so good.

    Excellent list!

  37. Great picks! I adored SAVING JUNE and am so pumped to see it on your list!

  38. A lot of awesome books on this list that are not only on my top ten list of this year, but just my favourite books/series in general! I will have to check out the ones I haven't read, especially Saving June which I have heard really great things about! :)

  39. We have a similiar tastes in books...I love the VA series, Immortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, Hunger Games, and am now reading the Soul Screamers Series.
    LOVE your blog and am now following--thanks for following my blog too :)

  40. I cried so much with both Delirium and Before i Fall! Lauren is an amazing writer! Also loved Divergent and Anna Dressed in Blood! I totally need to read the Vampire Academy and Soul Savers series, I keep seeing them, and they sound really good! Awesome list!

  41. ARGH!! All your choices are on my TBR pile and I can't really say much because I haven't read them yet lol But great picks though! and since you have them as your favs I'm sure I'll enjoy them too =)

  42. Awesome list, so many awesome YA books you have up. I completely forgot to make an adult genre list. I love the Mercy Thompson series, those are so freaking awesome!
    Thanks for stopping by.

  43. You definitely have an extensive list! I love your Dystopian picks, I admire Divergent, AtU and The Hunger Games though have you read Legend and Shatter Me? definitely love thos, I have yet to read the soul screamer series maybe this 2012 ill start it lol i've read frostbite from the VA series and I got a lot more to go before I end it, I love CP definitely, but I need to read CP soon! my copy hasn't arrive yet!

    Here' s my Top 10 Books of 2011

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  44. I have a number of those and just haven't gotten to them yet. Great list!

  45. Perfect list<3 I loved,LOVED Delirium and Divergent!! AND VAMPIRE ACADEMY!!! Fab series <3 I loved Clockwork Angel too; can't wait to read Clockwork Prince :D
    Thanks for stopping by!

  46. Great list! I have read many of those, all of which are good.

    On my TBR list/pile: Before I Fall, Divergent, Rachel Vincent's series, If I Stay & Where She Went, Vampire Academy series, Clockwork Prince ...

    And that's just from the YA list! LOL

    I'm not leaving a link, b/c You've already seen my post! ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

  47. Clockwork Prince. Divergent. Yay! I LOVE your list! Quite a few of these made my top ten list too! :)

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton

  48. I loved Before I Fall and If I Stay. They're two of the most emotional books I've ever read.

  49. Wow alot of books you've read. Haha
    Nice picks. How are you liking the Anita Blake books?


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