Top Ten Books I’ve Read in 2011

26 Dec

Top 10 of 2011

Lisa at A Life Bound by Books, Jessica from Confessions of Bookaholic, Rachel from Fiktshun, and Jaime and Patricia from Two Chicks on Books are hosting a week of looking back and looking forward through the Top 10 of 2011 series. Each day I will be posting a new Top 10 list. I love making lists so it will be nice to recap this year’s books with these Top 10 lists.

Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2011
This is a tough one for me. I’ve read a ton of books this year – I might top 500 by December 31st. It’s been a very good reading year for me and I’m finding it hard to just pick 10 favorites. So, I decided to pick 10 in the following categories: mysteries, young adult, adult, picture books and children’s chapter books.
Here are my top ten picks (in no particular order.)

Top Ten Mysteries

  1. Murder Your Darlings – J. J. Murphy
  2. You Might As Well Die – J. J. Murphy
  3. Books Can Be Deceiving by Jennifer McKinlay
  4. Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle
  5. Cookie Dough or Die by Virginia Lowell
  6. Night of the Living Deed by E.J. Copperman
  7. Grace Interrupted by Julie Hyzy
  8. A Deadly Cliché by Ellery Adams
  9. A Crafty Killing by Lorraine Bartlett
  10.  A Parfait Murder by Wendy Watson



Top Ten Young Adult

  1. Virals by Kathy Reichs
  2. Eve by Anne Carey
  3. Matched by Ali Condie
  4. Falling For Hamlet by Michelle Ray
  5. The Warlock by Michael Scott
  6. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  7. Hour Glass by Myra McIntire
  8. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  9. Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling
  10. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
  11. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (Ok, so I had 11 for YA)


Top Five Adult Books

  1. The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott
  2. Friendship Bread by Darien Gee
  3. The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Clayton
  4. Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
  5. Blood Fever by Karen Marie Moning


Top Ten Picture Books

  1. Press Here by Herve Tullett
  2. The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers by Lisa Campbell Ernst
  3. Strega Nona’s Gift by Tomie DePaola
  4. Home for Christmas by Jan Brett
  5. The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diessen
  6. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  7. Night Flight by Robert Burleigh
  8. Artful Reading by Bob Raczka
  9. Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
  10. The Pencil by Allen Ahlberg


Top Ten Children’s Chapter Books

  1. Guy’s Read: Thriller by Jon Scieszka
  2. Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
  3. ARC of Winterling by Sarah Prineas (to be released January 2012)
  4. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  5. The Mother Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick
  6. You’ll Like Here It – Everybody Does by Ruth White
  7. The Apothecary by Maile Maloy
  8. The Shadows by Jacqueline Woodson
  9. Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sarah Pennypacker
  10. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

What were your top reads in 2011?

1 Comment

Posted by on December 26, 2011 in Uncategorized


One response to “Top Ten Books I’ve Read in 2011

  1. Joanna

    December 30, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Seriously? 500 books? That’s amazing, way to go! The only book I’ve read off your list is Matched, which you gave me. Looks like you read some fabulous books this year, hope 2012 is just as good!


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