2011 Top Ten


Please note that there has been absolutely no attempt to balance this list by age, gender or genre. These are just my “from-the-gut” favorites of the books I read this year. (While I love all my Top Ten books the same, I just might love WHERE THINGS COME BACK a tiny bit more:) Click on the title to go right to the review.

Bray, Libba. Beauty Queens.

Griffin, Adele. Tighter.

King, A.S. Everybody Sees the Ants.

Oppel, Kenneth. This Dark Endeavor.

Reeve, Philip. A Web of Air.

Scieszka, Casey & Steven Weinberg. To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story.

Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races.

Taylor, Laini. Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Whaley, John Corey. Where Things Come Back.

Yancey, Rick. The Monstrumologist: Isle of Blood.

9 Responses to “2011 Top Ten”

  1. Genna Sarnak says:

    Great list, Jen! I’ve unfortunately only read Daughter of Smoke and Bone (which I just learned has already been acquired by Universal Pictures!). I am going to add the others to my TBR list now! Thanks. 🙂

  2. A.S. King says:

    Thank you Jen! I love so many of these books, and will now buy the ones I haven’t read. 🙂

  3. Hmm, I’ve read 4 of these so far. ::reorganizes holiday reading list:: Think I can fit in a few more!

  4. bj neary says:

    I loved Scorpio Races and I have Everybody Sees the Ants on my night stand. I can’t wait to read all of these, thanks for your favs, I know I will love them too!
    Have a great 2012!

  5. Lisa says:

    JUST finished Where Things Come Back and loved it. it really got me near the end.

    good variety on this list, too. the tbr grows again!

  6. CLM says:

    Wow, I haven’t read any of these! Thanks for the recommendations. I have been turned off some lists recently because too paranormal but this appears to be a wide variety of books.

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  8. Shawn Bird says:

    Wow- ten teen novels I haven’t read! Thanks for this. I’ll check these out!

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