December 28, 2011

RTW: Best of 2011 Reads

Road Trip Wednesday is a 'Blog Carnival' where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week's topic: 
What were your top five favorite books of 2011?
This list literally took me a grand total of two minutes to compile. There are some books that are just SO good that they pop into your mind immediately when asked this question. Here's hoping 2012 has just as many awesome reads as 2011! Here's my list:
1)  Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
2)  Anna and the French Kiss* by Stephanie Perkins
3)  Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
4)  Divergent by Veronica Roth
5)  Across the Universe by Beth Revis
I cannot WAIT for the sequels to all of the above listed books! How about you? What were your favourite reads in 2011?

* I just remembered that this book didn't come out in 2011, but since I read it in 2011 (the day before Lola) I'm cheating a little. I'm sure I could come up with others, but I just love these books so much I couldn't resist.


  1. I want to read all of these, for sure! They ALL have sequels?

  2. DAUGHTER, DIVERGENT, and LOLA are among my 2011 faves as well! Also, THE SCORPIO RACES, CHIME, and WHERE SHE WENT. Great picks, Jaime!

  3. I've read 2 out of your 5, other 2 are on my kindle already, and I just didn't buy the fifth cause I need to read a whole lot of books already uploaded in my kindle before spending more lol
    Awesome list!

  4. Anna and the French Kiss is also one of my faves of the year. I need to buy Lola and the Boy Next Door asap. I own Divergent and Across the Universe and plan on reading them in the new year. And since Daughter of Smoke and Bone is on everybody's top five list I think I need to go buy it.

  5. Given that INSURGENT comes out next year, and I'll be reading GOLIATH next year (part 3 of the LEVIATHAN series), 2012 is already shaping up to be a great year for reading. I just hope I can get some writing done in between! :)

  6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was great. I just finished that. Guess I need to read Divergent next since so many people commented about that one. Great suggestion!

  7. I'm a bit behind on my YA reads for 2011! Soooo many to read! I've heard DIVERGENT is awesome...can't wait to get my hands on that ;)

  8. I have GOT to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Across the Universe already! Every time I see them on someone's favorite list, I kick myself for not being able to think, "I loved those books, too!"

  9. I totally have to agree with you about Divergent and LOLA (I just finished it - LOVE)

    Great picks!


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