Friday, January 6, 2012

Fav Books of 2011

Thank God for Good Reads, or I would have no idea what I read last year. I'm a voracious reader and go through books quickly, which is a blessing or a curse, depending on how good the book is and how much you pay for books.

In 2011 it looks like I read about 50 books. This was largely due to the fact that I found an amazing Goodwill near my house that has the best collection of used books for only $1.50 each. Since a lot of you are putting together 2012 reading lists, I wanted to list some of my favorites from last year.

Game of Thrones series
Hunger Games trilogy (will be a movie soon, better read up!)
A Reliable Wife
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
And, there were a lot of trashy, chick-lit books in there. Some too embarrassing to list in Good Reads...

I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas and just finished Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children, which I was hoping would be a bit better. So far I'm still a bigger fan of real books than eBooks, but the concept of taking a bunch of books with me on trips instead of 50 lbs of books is pretty neat.

Some of the books already on deck for this year:
World War Z
What is the What
The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Do you have any reading goals for this year? What are you looking forward to reading?


  1. I read Mrs. Peregrine's too, and I was a little disappointed. They left it open for a sequel, but I'm not even sure if I would be interested in reading it

  2. I love finding new books, thanks for your suggestions!

  3. Whitney - I thought the pictures were neat, but the story was just lacking. I'm not sure I'd read a sequel either.

    Emily - Glad you liked the suggestions! I've loved reading everyone's reading challenge posts for 2012!

  4. I love to read! I need to pick up some of those books. :)

  5. i NEED to do better keeping up with my goodreads list. but i LOOOOOVE all things hunger games. and the game of thrones series is on my "to-read" list =)

    also, divergent = awesome.