2011 is finally leaving us, and although I can't really say that I'm sad it's ending or that it was a good year in general (it was more crappy actually on so many levels I can't even count...), bookwise, it was my busiest year!
I read 121 books in total and to be honest, I couldn't believe it myself that I was able to read so many books in a year alone. Surely, I always loved reading and definitely I did read quite a lot, but never that amount of books! And frankly, it's an achievement I'm not sure I can repeat! But who knows?
Among those 121 books I read some were quite fantastic but, in the end of day, what sums up this reading year is more a feeling of disappointment rather than amazement over what I read. And even more sadly, most of my blogger or Goodreads friends feel the same way about some of the most awaited publications of this year. I found myself frustrated with books that I died to read and came out to be nothing like what I expected.
But, I also found some jewels hidden where I didn't expect them. And that, makes up for me for everything!
So, as a tribute to the reading year that leaves us I want to share with everyone the best books I read in 2011! The list below isn't in order of preference, I just loved these books so, so much that I can't possibly pick one!
So, here we go:
Angelfall by Susan Ee
I couldn't believe it myself how much I loved this book! The best dystopian book I read this year! Just read it yourself if you haven't already!You don't know what you're missing!
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
This book is so well written and so well researched that trully amazed me.Another Dystopian title that you should really read!
Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Touch of Frost and its sequel Kiss of Frost are among my favorite YA titles for 2011. This series has everything. A good mix of various mythological elements, a strong heroine and swoon worthy romance!
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
Maria V. Snyder is back and with a Fantasy series that managed to grab my interest from the first until the very last page. I love everything about Snyder's writing style and the worlds she creates.
The False Princess by Eilis ONeill
The perfect fairy tale! What can I say about this book other than it totally bewitched me!
Half Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Half Blood filled the void I felt since Vampire Academy finished. What's not to love in this story? t just had everything I love in a YA book. I couldn't put this book down for no reason!
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Yeah, I know, Jennifer Armentrout is twice on this list, but really, Obsidian made me fall in love with aliens! And I didn't even liked them to begin with. That counts for something right?
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
The best contemporary title of the year for me! You either hate this story or fall in love with it. There's no other way. It was real, it was an emotional roller-coaster and a book you just have to read for yourself immediatelly!
The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
One of the surprises of the year. I haven't heard of this book before Giota from A Story Untold gave it to me insisting to read it immediately. What can I say? The girl knows how to pick her books :)
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
The 5th book of my all time favorite series couldn't possibly miss from list! Granted, it wasn't my favorite book in the series, but really? I don't care! Cause in the end of the day, Karen Marie Moning created a world and a set of characters that stick to your mind and her series is pure awesomeness!
Before I end this post, I just want to express my gratitude to each and everyone of you, who reads my blog and takes the time to comment and share his/her thoughts with me. It means the world to me and it's the biggest reward of all! Thank you guys for being with me for another year!