Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Favorites of 2011

Tis the season for doing their lists of their favorites. I'm not doing just ones published this year, since I didn't read a whole lot that were published this year.

In no particular order:

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
A Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
Game of Thrones by GRR Martin

My disappointments for the year are:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Help by Katheryn Stockett
Doc by Mary Doria Russell

These three were all super hyped up (nearly everyone loved them to bits), but they were all lacking to me. They have good parts, but I wasn't getting what caused the universal adoration. It might be they were so hyped up before hand that it would have to be unicorn crapping rainbows kinds of fantastic to live up to the hype for me.

And the worse book I read this year:

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

Oh the perils of book club reads. One of the pixel art forums I visit started a book club and this was the first one. I'm not a chick lit person, nor am I a fan of certain kinds of high school students, and this was chock full of both. And that was the start of it. Unfortunately, I think I was the only one on the forum who read it, so couldn't even commiserate with anyone.


Mystica said...

I like your top ten though all are new reads for me. I know what you say about the disappointing reads. There have been many like that for me as well.

Jessica Allison said...

Half of your faves are on my TBR so now I have an extra push to actually read them. I'm sad about your disappointments, I hate it when there is so much hype it is ruined.