Hey guys! I’ve been seeing bloggers top ten books of 2011 pop up so I decided to join them and share with you my ten favorite books of 2011. It was incredibly hard to narrow down the list since 2011 has been an awesome year of YA book!! I’m not going to list these books in any particular order because I honestly don’t think I could rank the awesomeness of these books. Well, let’s get started!
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Words cannot describe my utter and undying love for this book. The characters come to life off the pages and I feel like I know the infamous Mara Dyer. I would definitely love to be in her place, if only for Noah. If you haven’t read this book, you are so missing out!
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Oh, Stephanie, how you know how to draw readers in with your stories! I love love love everything about this book: the cover, the characters (ahem, Cricket), and the enchanting story line. If only this wasn’t a standalone! I need more!!
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Dystopians have been popping up all over the place this year, but Divergent is one of my favorites! Full of action, excitement, and budding romance, it is the perfect YA read! And of course, there is Four. *sigh*
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Yet another wonderful dystopian of 2011! This is one of the darker dystopians that I read this year, but it still comes out as one of my favorites. Everything comes to life and I cannot get over this one still!!!!!
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
One of the few straggler YAs of 2011, Every Other Day may barely be a 2011 release but it still makes my Top Ten list!! I love each and everything about this novel and I am amazed at all of the lore that Barnes included.
Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready
The sequel to Shade, Shift packs quite a punch! This is one of my favorite follow ups to a first book in a series. I find that book two is usually much slower than book one and I was pleasantly surprised but what Smith-Ready doled out!! Aura, Zach, and Logan are some of my favorite characters in YA.
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Unlike any YA novel I have read before, Hourglass sure is one of my favorites! I wasn’t expecting anything in this book and the love triangle that blossomed is a toughie! I am so glad I took a chance on this one.
Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Everything that Estep writes is beyond amazing so it is no surprise that it is in my Top Ten. Full of fascinating mythology and hot guys galore, Touch of Frost is awesome!! I am going to have to include Kiss of Frost, the sequel along with this one since they are one and the same for me. =) Love this series!
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
My thoughts after finishing this one were not at all complete. I was stunned by the sheer amazingness of this one! I was expecting your average contemporary novel, but what I got was so much more than that. Jordan is one of my favorite heroines and the guys in this one are scrumptious! I love this one sooooooo much!
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
Last but certainly not least is Shattered Souls!!!! You have just got to read this if you haven’t. All I really want to do is hug and cuddle this book to death!! The cover is beyond gorgeous and the storyline is haunting and compelling. There’s also a super cute dog (and guy of course)!