Sunday, December 25, 2011

Top 10 Books I've Read in 2011 (+1!)

Hey! This year, I'm participating in this event called Top 10 of 2011, hosted by Rachel from FiktshunJessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, and Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books. Basically, you just recap your favorite books, covers and characters.

So, for today, I got to list the Top 10 Books I've Read in 2011. But I kinda cheated and placed 11. ;)

11. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Yup, totally loved this book. Steampunk fan? Then read this! This book had so many cool gadgets and whatnots. Not convinced? I gave this book 5 stars here! And come on, the cover's totally drawing you in, right?

10. The Death Cure by James Dashner

A totally amazing conclusion to an epic dystopian trilogy. Do read the Maze Runner- you'll love it! It's totally action packed and filled with suspense. Heck, I even gave it 6 stars here!

9. Plague by Michael Grant

So this book is dystopian-ish, but not exactly one. But yeah, this book is filled with violence, death, blood and gore... And I totally enjoyed it. But so totally disturbing. (In a good way!)

8. Wildefire by Karsten Knight

So I totally cannot resist a good story about gods and goddesses. And this book had a totally diverse culture- you have a Polynesian and a Japanese goddess, and even a Norse god! Plus, Ashlyn is one tough chick!

7. Abandon by Meg Cabot

So how can I not include a book by Meg? I really loved Abandon as well- It was a really cool retelling of Persephone's myth, one that I really enjoyed!

6. White Cat by Holly Black

This series is so cool. Trust me. The whole curse workers thing in unbelievably amazing- plus, I love the MC, Cassel. I've always loved Holly's books, since I read the Spiderwick Chronicles- this though, is my absolute favorite.

5. Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Yet another good dystopian. This book isn't really the action/adventure type- more of romance and drama, yet it still creates a huge impact. I really loved this book!

4. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

I loved this book. So much. It's an epic mix of fantasy, romance, suspense, humor, action... A totally amazing read. But the ending? Talk about a killer cliffhanger!

3. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The best book about fairies out there! Fast paced, full of adventure, and an awesome romance. Totally lived up to its hype!

2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
Yup, yet another dystopian. Can you blame me for loving this series? This was mindblowingly amazing. Definitely my favorite dystopian book.

1. If I Die by Rachel Vincent

C'mon guys. Did you really think I was gonna forget about this book? I love this series so much, you guys have no idea. Like seriously- I don't think I can wait that long for the sixth book! Did you guys know that this was the very first book I reviewed on this blog? :)

Well that was fun! Yet really difficult. In a way, I'm glad that I haven't read some really hyped-up books out there yet- like Shatter Me, Delirium, VA, Clockwork Prince- or I don't think I could have stuck with 11!

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief


So what were your top 10 books of 2011? Leave a link if you also made a list and I'll check it out! :)


  1. Great pick with If I Die!!! It definitely made my list. Tod SWOON! I also loved Divergent, Iron King, and Nevermore. Wither was good but just upset me so much that I couldn't fully enjoy it. Some of the ones you mention you haven't read made my list. It was way too hard to stick to 10.
    My Top 10 of 2011

  2. I read 4 of the books on your list this year, too :D White Cat is on my top 10 list, also! I thought Wither was realy good, but I'm not as eager for the sequel as everyone else are & I enjoyed The Iron King & I'll definitely continue the series :D I won't mention the 4th book, because I hated it (yeah, I know, I'm one of the few). The rest are on my tbr list!

  3. I love Iron King and Divergent and If I die!! Those are really awesome books! :) Nice list Jen! :)

  4. White Cat is on my list too! I feel like not enough people love that series. Great selection!

    I'm a new follower. :)
    My Top Ten

  5. I kind of feel like an epic failure. I've only read the Iron Fey series. But I have too many of them on my shelf waiting to be read. Great List.

  6. WITHER!!! I can't believe I missed adding that to my list. :O It was really haunting and amazing. Great list!

    My Top Ten

  7. So I totally suck. I've read 2 books out of your list. I'm actually reading Wither right now so 3. I totally agree with Nevermore and Divergent though I loved those books to pieces.

    White cat and The Iron King are the only other two books I have on my shelf to read the others I really need to get. I have a few of the gone books, and the first 4 SS books so yeah. I need to get reading. I read half of wildefire on my computer, and I enjoyed it so I need to buy it and finish.

  8. Wither is definitely a must read no doubt that it's there. Divergent, The Iron King you have a great list! I detest Nevermore, It didn't do much to me!

    Here' s my Top 10 Books of 2011

    Jay @ We Fancy Books


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