2011 Roundup

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.


Author: Grete

I'm a complete bookaholic and never want a cure... more shelf space maybe. The only things I love more than reading is my husband and my cats!