I hope everyone had a fab Christmas and is having a relaxing Boxing Day. I'm playing with the kids toys and eating my entire body weight in Thorntons chocolates and eating the obligatory turkey sandwiches but I'm also looking back at my favourite books of 2011. This is the first year I've really counted how many books I've actually read (248!!!) so it was quite difficult to narrow it down to my top ten favourite books of 2011 but I had a go.
My absolute favourite books of 2011
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
Barrons. That is all.
Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
I love Nalini Singh's psy/changeling series it's one of my all time favs. I was literally counting down the days until Kiss of Snow's release and it was so worth it. Hawke in all his alpha male glory.
Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
Seriously. THE best kindle purchase I made all year. I feel in love with Fifty and haven't stopped going on about this ever since.
Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent
Blood Bound kinda blew me away, I loved Vincent's shifters series but this is even better. Brilliant start to a new series.
My favourite YA books of 2011
Divergent by Veronica Roth
It lived up to all of the hype and then some. I loved Tris to bits and Four *fans self* had book boyfriend written all over him.
Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Jennifer Estep is an auto buy for me, I loved the mix of modern day and mythology in her new YA series.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I kind of enjoyed Lola but it wasn't a patch on Anna, my copy on right on my all time favs shelf on my bookcase.2011 was the year I discovered Aussie YA- here's my top 3
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
I couldn't believe Graffiti Moon was on net galley and I still remember the Sunday afternoon I read it. It's the kind of book that reminds you why you love reading in the first place.
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
My first Melina Marchetta book. It's just heart stoppingly brilliant.
On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
I'll admit I was confused at first. I had no idea where the hell On the Jellicoe Road was going but it all magically comes together. I never actually wrote a review for this because I honestly couldn't put into words how amazingly fantastic this book it. Daft I know.