Well it’s been a pretty good year for me and books. There have been new releases from favourite authors and I’ve been introduced to new authors that have become favourites. There have also been a couple of books that I consider to be outstanding and I would shout from the rooftops for people to buy and read them, whether print or e-book.
Speaking of e-books, my lovely husband bought me a Kindle earlier on in the year and I honestly didn’t think I would take to it as well as I have. My love for paperbacks is as strong as ever but storing them does become a problem and that is where the Kindle is perfect.
Anyway, on to the books of 2011!
I could list all the books I’ve loved this year but I think that would make for a very long post so I’m going to highlight the ones I’ve found most special.
|Sister by Rosamund Lupton||Sister is a fascinating and enjoyable book that will pull you in and refuse to let you go until you know the truth.|
|Germline by T. C. McCarthy||A gripping close up of a futuristic war in all it’s gritty, brutal, dark and horrific glory.|
|In Her Name: Empire by Michael R. Hicks||In Her Name: Empire is a book that has heart, emotion, sacrifice, and courage and I can’t recommend it highly enough!|
|Angel’s Blood by Nalini Singh||By the end I was firmly in love with Singh’s world and her characters, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I wholeheartedly pass on the recommendation that this is an author to love!|
|Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey||An amazingly exciting space opera, and I absolutely can’t wait to see what happens in the next book!|
|Vampire Academy: A Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead, Emma Vieceli, Leigh Dragoon||Whether a fan of graphic novels or just love the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, this adaptation is a must.|
|Bloodlines by Richelle Mead||A wonderful start to the new series and a book to be enjoyed by teenagers and adults alike.|
|Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen||A very entertaining zombie rom-com, that I think a lot of fans of different genres will enjoy.|
|Ghost Story by Jim Butcher||The Dresden Files is a series that just gets better and better, and I honestly think this is the best one so far. So much so, I worry where it goes from here, can it actually get any better? Does it need to? I don’t have an answer to that other than, I need the next one now! Jim Butcher is the absolute ruler and master of Urban Fantasy and long may he reign!|
|Before I go to Sleep by S. J. Watson||As a book, it’s brilliant. As a debut novel for S. J. Watson, it’s just amazing.|
|Avenger’s Angel by Heather Killough-Walden||A great read and I look forward to the next book in this charming series!|
|Lover Unleashed by J. R. Ward||The Black Dagger Brotherhood is a firm favourite and J. R. Ward is simply a genius in the genre.|
|You Belong to Me by Karen Rose||You Belong to Me has now become one of my favourite books from Karen Rose and is quite possibly the best one she has written… so far!|
|Hellhole by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert||If you like great science fiction on an epic scale, you have to read Hellhole.. really!|
We’ve also said a sad farewell to two amazing fantasy and science fiction authors.
Dianna Wynne Jones and Anne McCaffrey; thank you both for the immense amount of joy you have brought to mine and others lives.