It's hard to believe that another year is almost over! I've had a great year with the number of books that really touched me in some manner. My favorite book list comprises of books that made me laugh, smile, cry, freak out, become enlightened and at times I kept the characters in my heart for days.
Favorite Books read in 2011 in order that the book was read:
- Little Princes- moving memoir (Emotional Read)
- The Lotus Eaters- fantastic fiction takes place in Vietnam during Vietnam War (Emotional Read)
- Saving CeeCee Honeycutt- I loved her writing and CeeCee (Emotional)
- The Devil's Star- first intro to Jo Nesbo..(Thriller)
- When We Were Strangers- fantastic historical fiction (Emotional and gripping)
- To Defy a King- British historical fiction (Fascinating)
- By Fire, By Water- one of the best historical fiction books I've read! (Fascinating)
- The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus- hysterical and very true (Emotional)
- Only Mr. Darcy Will Do- fantastic Austen variation (Romantic)
- Faith- beautifully written contemporary fiction (Emotional)
- The Violets of March- simply gorgeous! (Emotional)
- A Wife for Mr. Darcy- made me daydream of Mr. Darcy (Romantic)
- Never Knowing- kept me in the grips of fear for hours! (Thriller)
- Northwest Corner- I loved his writing...(Emotional)
- The Homecoming of Samuel Lake- fantastic characters! (Emotional)
- To the Moon and Back- British Chick lit at its finest (Romantic)
- The Rose Garden- wonderful time travel story (Romantic)
- Shadowfever- phenomenal paranormal- (Thriller/Romantic/Riveting)
- Cross Currents- wonderful author with a beautiful story (Emotional)
- The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt- loved everything about this gem! (Fun)
I would like to wish each and every one of you a Happy, Blessed and joyful New Year! May 2012 bring all of us peace, love, happiness, prosperity, and good health!
To Defy A King was fantastic read. My friend keeps telling me I should read The Violets of March. Just keep adding to me tbr list.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad Mr. Darcy made your list twice. I can't imagine my dismay had he not :-)ReplyDelete
I haven't read any of these but I do have an ARC of Never Knowing laying around here that I should get to someday.
Hope the new year continues to bring great books into your own, including more Mr. Darcy!
Sounds like you read lots of great books in 2011! Best wishes for the New Year :)ReplyDelete
Happy New Year :DReplyDelete
I have the CeeCee book now and can't wait to read it
I have two of yours on my best reads list this year, too and several more on my TBR list! Lotus, Nesbo (The Redbreast), Hunchback, Jio (currently reading The Bungalow and was bummed that it didn't making your list) and a Shors book are all waiting for me. If the Mansell book happens to appear before my eyes as an audiobook one day, I'll give it a try just because it made your list of 2011! :)ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
I loved CeeCee! And Frankie Pratt! And Hunchback!ReplyDelete
The books on my shelf (that I WILL read in 2012):
By Fire, By Water, To Defy a King, Violets of March, The Rose Garden. I added the Darcy books to my wish list.
Great list, Staci. Happy New Year!
Great list! I'm glad to see you loved the Nesbo book. I know that one is floating around here somewhere. I'll have to hunt it down.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you too, Tootsie!
I've only read 3 of those books and they made my favorites list too. (Saving CeeCee Honeycutt was on my list in an earlier year.) There are many on your list I'm anxious to get to. Happy New Year to you and your family, Staci!ReplyDelete
Wow, I'm so honored that my novel earned a place on your favorites list. CeeCee and all the gals of Savannah will be thrilled. Thank you so much, Staci!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoyed By Fire, By Water; I loved that book, and Mitchell James Kaplan is such a true gentleman with amazing talent.
Happy New Year to you and yours!
I love the category of "emotional"! I hope you and your family have a wonderful new year Staci!ReplyDelete
Loved By Fire, By Water. It made my top 10 last year :) You have a lot of interesting ones here I need to check out. Hope you have a wonderful new year full of awesome books!ReplyDelete
I was hoping the Homecoming one would make your list! Loved reading your recap! Happy New Year! :):):):):):):):):):):)ReplyDelete
Great list, a few of these books are at the top of my 2011 reading too.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful New Years!
I am reading Little Princes starting tomorrow. I loved both The Rose Garden and Frankie Pratt. I will check out some of the other books you listed.ReplyDelete
You are a reading machine!!! You've got some great book recommendations, and we share a few favorites, too. Happy, happy New Year, Staci!ReplyDelete
Love seeing The Lotus Eaters and Saving CeeCee on your list! Oh, and Cross Currents! I just bought When We Were Strangers with some birthday money to read in 2012. :) Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
I need to read Violets of March and By Fire, By Water. Everyone really seems to enjoy both of those books. This is a great list. I see a few more I need to add to my wish list!ReplyDelete
What a fantastic list! Wishing I'd added The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus to mine. The Lotus Eaters and Faith are on my audio list for 2012. Happy New Year, Staci!ReplyDelete
Ooooo, I agree with some of your favorites! There are a few that are on my TBRL because of Staci's recommendation that I hope to get to in 2012!ReplyDelete
I love the new look to your blog!ReplyDelete
What a great list! Faith, Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt and When We Were Strangers made my list too!
looks like you had some excellent reads this year. I loved Cross Currents and some of the others on that list. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
Cee Cee was my favorite from last year.Huchback seems to be showing up on quite a view favorite lists so I might have to check it out! I have Frankie Platt out of the library right now.ReplyDelete
An absolutely awesome list of faves. So many of yours are on my must read list for 2012 and many are ones I bought in 2011 based on your review ... Like John Shors :)ReplyDelete
I'm going to bookmark this post for future reference!! The only books I've read from your collection are Faith (loved it!!) and Saving CeeCee Honeycutt (disappointment). I see at least 10 that I'd like to try. Looks like you had a great year!ReplyDelete
Yet another best of list I need to take copious notes of! So many of your favorites are ones I want to read. You've given me some ideas for the Historical Fiction Challenge among other reading choices for the year!ReplyDelete
The Lotus Eaters is such an amazing book. It was my favorite the year before last.
Excellent list. Doesn't it feel so good when you look back at all those great books you've read. I'm glad it was a good year for you and hope 2012 will be even better.ReplyDelete