2011 In Review: Books Read, Favorites and Challenges

I started 2011 with a goal of reading 50 (full-length) books but when Goodreads informed me that I am 7 books ahead in early fall of my goal I knew I can read more so I increased my goal to 85. I did complete my goal and I'm pretty darn proud of myself. This is the first time I've read this many books in a year.

Here are ALL the books Michelle read in 2011:
1. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
2. Good Girls by Laura Ruby
3. Choker by Elizabeth Woods
4. Heart With Joy by Steve Cushman
5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
6. Deadly Heat by Cynthia Eden
7. Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
8. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
9. Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
10. All That's True by Jackie Lee Miles
11. Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors
12. How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
13. A Lot Like Love by Julie James (Favorite Contemporary Romance Read)
14. The Liberation of Alice Love by Abby McDonald
15. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
16. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
17. Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt
18. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
19. The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
20. The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
21. Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler
22. Where She Went by Gayle Forman (Favorite YA Series)
23. The Night Season by Chelsea Cain
24. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
25. Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh (Favorite Series Romance)
26. The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
27. The Guardian by Margaret Mallory
28. Huntress by Malinda Lo
29. OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy
30. Exposure by Therese Fowler
31. Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
32. Divergent by Veronica Roth
33. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah Maclean
34. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
35. The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
36. As You Wish by Gabi Stevens
37. Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden
38. Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh
39. Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby
40. A Lady's Lesson in Scandal by Meredith Duran
41. Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
42. Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt
43. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
44. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
45. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
46. How to Seduce a Scoundrel by Vicky Dreiling
47. The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley (Favorite Historical Romance)
48. The Fire Lord's Lover by Kathryne Kennedy
49. Love Story by Jennifer Echols
50. Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh (Favorite Paranormal Romance)
51. She's So Dead To Us by Kieran Scott
52. Tout Sweet by Karen Wheeler
53. Confessions of an Improper Bride by Jennifer Haymore
54. Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath
55. The Lady of the Storm by Kathryne Kennedy
56. More Than Words Vol. 7 by Carly Phillips, Donna Hill and Jill Shalvis
57. Between by Jessica Warman
58. Frost by Marianna Baer
59. Snapped by Laura Griffin (Favorite Romantic Suspense)
60. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Favorite YA 2011 Debut: Paranormal)
61. Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh
62. Tempted by Elisabeth Naughton
63. Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh
64. After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel
65. Merciless by Diana Palmer
66. Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis
67. Reasons to be Happy by Katrina Kittle
68. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
69. Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
70. Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen
71. The Next Always by Nora Roberts
72. Dark Eden by Patrick Carman
73. The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson
74. If I Tell by Janet Gurtler
75. Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis
76. A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant
77. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
78. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
79. Drink Slay Love by Sarah Beth Durst
80. Twisted by Laura Griffin
81. Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas
82. Trial by Desire by Courtney Milan
83. The Liar Society by Lisa & Laura Roecker
84. Legend by Marie Lu (Favorite YA 2011 Debut: Dystopian)
85. The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty (Favorite YA Contemporary)

debutauthorchallenge2011Leslie and I also signed up for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge and our goal was to read 12 books each for this challenge and... we both completed this challenge and then some. Leslie and I both read 14 books each.

Michelle's Debut Challenge Books:
1. Choker by Elizabeth Woods
2. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
3. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
4. The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
5. OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy
6. Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
7. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
8. Divergent by Veronica Roth
9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
10. Frost by Marianna Baer
11. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Michelle's Favorite 2011 YA Debut: Paranormal)
12. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
13. The Liar Society by Lisa & Laura Roecker
14. Legend by Marie Lu (Michelle's Favorite 2011 YA Debut: Dystopian)
**Because I can't pick just one.

Leslie's Debut Challenge Books:
1. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
2. Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
3. Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell
4. Entwined by Heather Dixon (Leslie's Favorite 2011 YA Debut)
5. Flawless by Lara Chapman
6. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
7. Popular by Alissa Grosso
8. Forgotten by Cat Patrick
9. Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin
10. Wildefire by Karsten Knight
11. The Near Witch by Victorial Schwab
12. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
13. Damage by Anya Parrish
14. Bunheads by Sophie Flack

We read a lot of good books in 2011 but some books stood out to us more than others. The books we highlighted, we all highly recommend--if you didn't get a chance to read them in 2011, you should all check them out in 2012.

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all a wonderful, prosperous 2012 with filled with great reads!! :D

1 comment

  1. WOW! Great job on all those books!! Divergent was definitely a good one, and I'm really looking forward to reading Legend!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration


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