I'm participating in the Top Ten Tuesday meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week is a freebie, so I get to create my top ten of anything! So, I've decided that I'll be post my top ten books of 2011 - that I've read so far. I've only read 41 books to date, but, while it's not a wide universe, I'm hoping that it gives you some books to look into - if you haven't read them before.
- Goliath by Scott Westerfeld.
I do believe that Scott Westerfeld is a genius. I am always in awe of his storytelling and world building and well, anything he's put on paper. I flew through his Goliath book this past weekend. I couldn't help myself. It was just that awesome. I can't wait for it to be released, I'll be first in line to buy it!
Goliath is the last in the Leviathan trilogy, which is a retelling of WW1.
- Between by Jessica Warman
It's been two months since I've read this book and I'm still haunted by the story. Jessica Warman did a WONDERFUL job with it.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I know that many people found death's narrative a bit grating, but I absolutely loved this story. I don't think any other book has made me cried as much as this book has this year. So many times I had to stop reading because I was on the train and didn't want to be that girl, crying in the corner. Great storytelling!
- White Cat by Holly Black
I've been a Holly Black fan for the longest while and consider her a faery lore guru. While White Cat isn't about faeries but crime, Holly still spins a lovely tale. I couldn't put it down!
- Shine by Lauren Myracle
This book is all kinds of awesome. I don't know where to begin. I think Lauren achieved perfect balance in the telling of this heartbreaking tale.
- Witch Song by Amber Argyle
Debut author Amber Argyle's alternate universe comes to life through the pages. I loved this tale and can't wait to see it in the bookstores so that I can put it on my bookshelves!
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I probably wouldn't have read this story if it wasn't for YASaves. After reading it, I couldn't understand why I wouldn't have read it in the first place. Heart-wrenching, but worth the read. This story is still with me today.
- 12 Little Blue Envelopes (and subsequently The Last Little Blue Envelope) by Maureen Johnson
After reading the Little Blue Envelopes books my desire to travel increased exponentially. I want to live in Paris for a month, to go to London, to visit Edinburgh and trek all over Ireland. Also, I have a yearning for scavenger hunts and letter writing.
- Warped by Maurissa Guibord
I haven't heard much of this story this year, but I thought it was great! Love story, historical fiction, mystery ... all of this wrapped into an awesome book! Why aren't you reading it now?
- The Iron King (and Iron Daughter) by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Fey series has been fast becoming one of my favourite series. I just love the world that Julie Kagawa builds. I'm in the middle of reading the Iron Queen. I can't wait to see where this series takes me!