Books read in 2011

Top 5

The Girl who Played with Fire – Stieg Larsson(9/10 stars)

Attachments – Rainbow Rowell (9/10 stars)

Family and Other non returnable gifts – Claire Lazebnik (8/10 stars)

Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen (8/10 stars)  

Divergent – Veronica Roth (8/10 stars)

YA phase

I went thru a huge YA phase this year.  There was about a month (after I read Divergent) that all I was looking for was YA dystopian novels.  None were as good as Divergent or The Hunger Games but some were good reads – and others were disappointing.

Dystopian

Birthmarked – Caragh O’Brien (7/10 stars)

Prized – Caragh O’Brien (8/10 stars)

Delirium – Lauren Oliver (7/10 stars)

Matched – Ally Condie (6/10 stars)

Crossed – Ally Condie (7/10 starts)

The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater (7/10 stars)

Uglies – Scott Westerfield (5/10 stars)

Pretties – Scott Westerfield (3/10 stars)

Non Dystopian

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak  (8/10 stars)

Shelter – Harlan Coben (7/10 stars)

Epic Fail – Claire Lazebnik (6/10 stars)

Songs for a Teenage Nomad – Kim Culbertson (6/10 stars)

The Summer I Turned Pretty – Jenny Han (6/10 stars)

It’s Not Summer Without You – Jenny Han (6/10 stars)

We’ll always have Summer – Jenny Han(6/10 stars)

Abandon – Meg Cabot (6/10 stars)

When Lightning Strikes – Meg Cabot (5/10 stars)

Shattered: A Daughters Regret – Melody Carlson (4/10 stars)

Chick Lit

Wildflower Hill – Kimberley Freeman (8/10 stars)

Stupid and Contagious – Caprice Crane (7/10 stars)

Forget About it – Caprice Crane (6/10 stars)

The Host – Stephanie Meyer (7/10 stars)

My Name is Memory – Anne Brashears (6/10 stars)

How to Bake a Perfect Life – Barbara O’Neal (8/10 stars)

There’s Cake in My Future – Kim Gruenenfelder (6/10 stars)

Misery Loves Cabernet – Kim Gruenenfelder (4/10 stars)

Goodnight, Beautiful – Dorothy Koomson (7/10 stars)

Romantically Challenged – Beth Orsoff (I don’t even remember it well enough to give a rating)

Easily Amused – Karen McQuestion (4/10 stars)

Good Enough to Eat – Stacy Ballis (3/10 stars – kind of surprised I finished it)

Series I’m addicted to

Live Wire – Harlan Coben  (8/10 stars)

Buried Prey – John Sandford (8/10 stars)

Shockwave – John Sandford  (8/10 stars)

Defy Classification

Cane River – Lalita Tademy (8/10 stars)

Little Bee – Chris Cleave (7/10 stars)

Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand (7/10 stars)

ROOM – Emma Donoghue (6/10 stars)

Persuasion – Jane Austen (6/10 stars)

The Boy who came back from Heaven – Kevin Malarkey (5/10 stars)

The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein (6/10 stars)

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy (4/10 stars)

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