Dec 27, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (3)


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun!

This week is...
 
Top 10 Books of 2011!
 
 
1. Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz
I fell fast and hard for this heartpounding, romantic tale. Easily takes the #1 spot on this list. It has one of the best romances I have ever read in my life, and the sequel cannot arrive soon enough!
 
2. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
I never knew how much I loved the retelling of Greek mythologies until this book graced the screen of my Nook. And speaking of mythology retellings...
 
3. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
I know this was was hit or miss for a lot of people, but it was an intoxicating, heady story I became completely enthralled with.
 
4. Die For Me by Amy Plum
This was the first time I not only fell for a book and the characters, but also a city. Amy Plum did such a fantastic job describing Paris, I felt like I was there. I never wanted to visit France so badly.
 
5. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
I was admittedly skeptic about this series. I wasn't a fan of Adrian in the Vampire Academy series, and truth be told? I never cared much for Sydney. When I finally sat down and read this months after it came out, I felt like such an idiot. How could I ever doubt Richelle Mead's inherent awesomeness?
 
6. Shatter Me by Tahareh Mafi
Few books completely consumed me the way this one did. I couldn't stop reading if my life depending on it. I was late for work because I stayed up reading this book (but of course I blamed it on crazy traffic as any good blogger knows to do).
 
7. Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
I love The Body Finder series, and the second book in it was just everything a fan girl could dream out. I think Violet and Jay are my favorite book couple EVER.
 
 
8. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Maybe this is cheating since this book doesn't come out until 2012, but I techincally read it in 2011, and it was EPIC. If I have one regret it's swapping this book; I wish now I could re-read it.
 
9. Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Begren
Lisa Tawn Begren tapped into my closeted fascination with time travel with the sprawling romance about a girl who, along with her sister, go back to the 1400s and fall in love.
 
10. Last Breath by Rachel Caine
I am in total awe of the Morganville Vampire series. This latest book really upped the ante in Morganville, including a major death I could have never, ever predicted. I cried, I laughed, I cheered ... Awesome.
 
 
Honorable Mentions:
 
1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
2. Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff
3. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
4. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

8 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to Under the Never Sky and Shatter Me; I have heard great things! Here is my list http://wp.me/pzUn5-H4

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  2. I've read most of the books on your list and loved them all! Great picks :)

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  3. Awesome choices! This is my first Top Ten Tueday! If you want, check it out here:
    http://www.bookmarkyourthoughts.com/2011/12/top-ten-tuesday-december-27th-2011.html

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  4. I enjoyed Die for Me a lot too, as well as Last Breath and Shatter Me. Can't wait to read Under the Never Sky. I'm excited that it made your list! Have heard great things about Waterfall too.
    Hope 2012 is another great reading year for you!

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  5. Great list. I have several on my TBR list. I just finished the Vampire Academy series, and can't wait to dive into the Bloodlines one next.

    Here's my Top Ten

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