Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Fav 5 for 2011 + GIVEAWAY reminder

So I completed my reading challenge for 2011 and then some.  Originally, I wanted to read 100 books but then increased it to 125.  I still went past that with more than 135 books read.  Not sure what I'm gonna choose for 2012 yet.

As I went through the books that I read this year, I choose 5 that were my favorites because they are FABULOUS! 
When deciding on only 5 favorites for the whole year I looked at my pleasure of reading the book.  There are some books missing form this list that were fabulous reads but they stressed me or made me sad.  By far the most obvious missing  books is Clockwork Prince.  I didn't include it because while Cassie's writing is brilliant I was so sad reading that book.  I'm team Will and my heart broke for him.  It just wasn't what I wanted at all.  So while I loved that book it didn't make my favorites list for the year cause well, it wasn't a favorite to read.  
So here are my favorites for 2011, my FAB 5 for 2011 in publication order. 
(Note that I only chose from books that have publication dates in 2011)


Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

See my review here.
What did I love about Starcrossed?  I've started really liking the Greek Myth stories and this book has that.  I also really loved the relationship between  Helen & Lucas.  It's not the instant love thing - it is instant though.  I really liked how the hate/love key was played.  It's a nice change.

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon 

See my Review here
What did I love about Carrier of the Mark?  Well, I think that was Adam.  I fell for that boy and that's pretty much the reason.

Half-Blood by Jenifer l Armentrout

Read my review here
So can I say it's Aiden that causes me to love this book?  Well he's part of it.  Really, Alex is the big reason I love this book.  She is kick-butt tough and funny as anything.  

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Read my review here
So you may see the pattern here, Ash is the reason I love this book.  I have loved this whole series and this book was the perfect ending.  I really like reading from a male POV and this was a whole book of it.  Incredible. 

Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout

Read my review here
Yes, Daemon does it for me but I also really love Katy.  She's a book blogger and I just get her.  Love this book.  You may have noticed that Jennifer L Armentrout got two spots in my fav 5.  Yeah, well I'd wait in line to read anything she writes.  

These are the same 5 books I'm offering in my New Year's Blog Hop Giveaway!  So if you haven't entered, you should.

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