Top Eleven of 2011

Top Eleven Books of 2011

I have read a lot of books this year and I thought it would be cool to compile a list and my favorites with you all. The first six are not ranked, they were all just amazing and I loved them all, however the last five are. Those are the five books that I felt my heart twisting the most during and mostly I want you to all take away Book #1. It is an amazing story that I really honestly think that every one should read.

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Chilling YA fairy tale focused on two strangers, one who just arrived in the town, and one who has lived there her whole life. What happens when the children start disappearing?

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Very unique tale about a society that believed love is a disease and must be cured but what happened when the protagonist falls in love right before she is supposed to be cured?

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Amazing tale that shows the beauty in wolfs (not werewolves) and the trials that a teenager must face as the weight of three different worlds is put on her shoulders.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Captivating tale about a group of boy who wakes up in a Maze and must work together with the other boys to find their way out. This book has a shocking ending.

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

An endearing tale about a girl, given a purpose in life, but in the end must choose between love and the life that has been set out for her.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

A mysterious tale about the sole survivor of a building collapse and is plagued by hallucinations afterwards and is left to wonder what really caused the tragedy.

5) The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

An amazing conclusion to the epic Iron Fey series that will leave you on the edge of your seat from page one to the very end.

4) Where She Went by Gayle Forman

A heartbreaking journey about a boy as he goes through life after the tragic end of the relationship with the women he loved. Can fate bring them back together?

3) Divergent by Veronica Roth

An epic book about a girl who leaves everything behind to start a new life in a society she knows nothing about besides the need to fight for survival.

2) The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

A heart-wrenching tale about a girl who looses everything and then regains it just in time for the end of the world.

1) Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

A stunning tale about a Lithuanian teenager on Stalin’s extermination list during World War II, this is an absolute must read.

Of course I read lots of other amazing books this year but those are the ones that popped into my head when I thought of the list. Feel free to comment on what your favorite books are.

I am also very exited to say that Ruta Sepetys is really awesome and agreed to let me host a blog tour for the paperback release of Between Shades of Gray, I am planning some really cool stuff for it so if you would like to participate then let me know!

Hannah
@Hannah_TBV