Friday, December 23, 2011

J: Books of 2011

So I turned 28 this year and my 10-year high school reunion was this fall (I skipped it) but for some reason I read more young adult novels than ever. I'm not quite sure what this says about me? I think this was kind of the year of easy reading, so maybe next year my book-related resolution will be to actually read the classics that I own but have never finished, i.e. Atlas Shrugged, Anna Karenina, Middlemarch...

Favorite Book, overall
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Favorite "serious" novel
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

Favorite Audiobook
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Favorite Young Adult book
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Favorite Fantasy book
The Magicians/The Magician King by Lev Grossman
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Favorite Non-fiction
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

Check out my complete list (ordered by date finished) after the jump.
  1. Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
  2. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
  3. The Tin Princess by Philip Pullman
  4. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
  5. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  6. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  7. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
  8. Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  9. Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron
  10. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  11. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  12. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
  13. Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  14. One Day by David Nicholls
  15. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
  16. Jane and the Man of the Cloth by Stephanie Barron
  17. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
  18. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  19. Paper Towns by John Green
  20. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  21. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  22. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  23. The Likeness by Tana French
  24. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  25. Austenland by Shannon Hale
  26. Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr 
  27. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  28. Faithful Place by Tana French
  29. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  30. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
  31. Locke & Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill
  32. Room by Emma Donoghue
  33. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  34. The Magician King by Lev Grossman
  35. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
  36. Blankets by Craig Thompson
  37. Matched by Ally Condie
  38. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  39. *1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  2. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
  3. Hoot by Carl Hiassen
  4. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  5. Slam by Nick Hornby
  6. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  7. *How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
*Expecting to finish by the end of the year!

1 comment:

burkie said...

"Super Sad True Love Story" sounds like the name of a Korean drama!