Archive | March, 2012

Best Books of 2011

13 Mar

Sorry to be so late on this post! I can’t believe I haven’t already posted this! I swear I thought I did. I don’t know what’s up with the formatting for this by the way. I did NOT type everything in italics, and even going back trying to change it, it stays like this!

1. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle- Definitely the best of the Sherlock Holmes novels- no long flashback scenes like the others.

2. The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer- Hilarious combination of romance and mystery. Loved the characters.
 
3. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini- Not enough tears to cry. Even better than The Kite Runner.
 
4.Eon/Eona by Alison Goodman- Action-packed fantasy/dragon series that I couldn’t put down.
 
5. Divergent by Veronica Roth- Finally found a dystopian I liked just as much or even more than The Hunger Games!
 
6. Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers- Mystery not involving a murder. Excellent Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey scenes.
 
7. Champagne for One- by Rex Stout- By far my favorite Nero Wolfe mystery so far.
 
8. A Game of Thrones– by George R. R. Martin. Action-packed and addicting.
 
9. Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie- One of many great Agatha Christie novels. Loved how she did something different with only four murder suspects.
 
10. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan- Great to see Percy Jackson again.
 
RUNNERS UP!
 
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder- Not your typical YA fantasy.
 
Across the Universe by Beth Revis- A sci-fi/murdery mystery/dystopian. Covers a lot of great genres!
 
If I Stay by Gayle Forman- One of the few contemporary novels I enjoyed, and even this has a hint of the supernatural.
 
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte- This gets better with every reread!