Wednesday, December 28, 2011

on books :: the best of 2011

Somehow I don't think I'll make it this year, do you ? I guess I was little too ambitious (after all I read 71 last year, and will probably read about the same this year), but as in most things quality is better than quantity, so I'll leave you with my list of best reads for 2011.

Fiction/Historical:
- Major Pettigrew's last stand, by Helen Simonson
- Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett
- Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland
- The Priory, by Dorothy Whipple
- Mariana, by Monica Dickens
- The Shuttle, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- The Diary of a provincial lady, by E.M. Delafield
- Cold comfort farm, by Stella Gibbons
- Between shades of gray, by Ruta Sepetys

Comfort reading:
- Daddy long legs, by  Jean Webster
- The girl who chased the moon, by Sarah Addion Allen

Young adult:
- The Penderwicks series, by Jeanne Birdsall
- What happened to goodbye, by Sarah Dessen

Fantasy:
- Twilight robbery, by Frances Hardinge
- Fire, by Kristin Cashore
- The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas under red skies, by Scott Lynch
- The cloud roads and The serpent seas, by Martha Wells
- Troubled waters, by Sharon Shinn

Now, on a side note, 2011 was the year I converted to electronic reading. I never thought this would happen, but there you go ... out of the 68 books read, 51 were e-books.

What about you ? Any good reads this year you would like to share ?

5 comments:

sónia said...

Infelizmente o meu tempo p/ a leitura é cada vez mais reduzido, só consegui ler 2 livros e estou a ler o último do jose rodrigo dos santos...
bjs
Sónia

Alex (The Sleepless Reader) said...

I want to read Twilight Robbery, but loved listening to Fly by Night so much in audiobook that I think I'll wait until it comes out.

Looking forward to The Shuttle - it's already on the TBR ;)

Flor said...

Também não terminei o meu challenge, e era muito mais baixo :(

Maria Nunes said...

eu também menos em 2011; fiquei-me pelos 48 livros...
quanto a e-books, (ainda) não me atraem - só li 3 e-books, mas apenas porque eram "free downloads"
Boas leituras em 2012!
Bom Ano!
Boas viagens também :-)
bjos!

Maria Nunes said...

ó linda, eu já não trabalho na zona do Saldanha :-((((
Agora estou no Parque das Nações (Norte)...
eu vou sempre seguindo as tuas novidades no "chocolate..." e a tua Sara está cada dia mais linda! E tu também estás linda! :-)
e adorei a nova peça que tricotaste - para os dias de frio é óptimo e a cor até que é gira...

um grande abraço!