Friday, January 13, 2012

Books I read in 2011

Generally I post reviews or ratings so if you're interested you can see what I think over on my goodreads account Debbie Cranberryfries. But for a quick glance here's a list of books I read last year with my favorites bolded.

1. A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
2. The Entitlement Trap by Richard and Linda Eyre
3. Howls Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones*
4. Crossed by Ally Condie
5. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
6. Variant by Robison Wells

7. Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson
8. That Summer by Sarah Dessen
9. The Help by Kathryn Stockett*
10. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
11. Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
12. Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale*

13. After Obsession by Carrie Jones
14. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare*
15. Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande
16. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
17. I'd Tell You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter*
18. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

19. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith*
20. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
21. A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
22. A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck
23. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
24. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly*

25. Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
26. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie*
27. The Kiss of a Stranger by Sarah M. Eden
28. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Annie Barrows
29. Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot*
30. Demon Glass by Rachel Hawkins

31. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
32. Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
33. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
34. Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride
35. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
36. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick*

37. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
38. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
39. I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
40. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
41. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
42. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen*

43. Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
44. Amy and Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (My favorite of the year)
45. How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison
46. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares*
47. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury*
48. Iron King by Julie Kagawa

49. Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen*
50. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
51. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
52. Wake Me When It's Over by Robison E. Wells*
53. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
54. Frogs and French Kisses by Sarah Mlynowski*

55. Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
56. Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen*
57. Peeled by Joan Bauer
58. The Shy Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson*
59. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen*
60. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen*

61. The Summer of Cotton Candy by Debbie Viguie
62. Bossypants by Tina Fey*
63. A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
64. Heist Society by Ally Carter*
65. Possession by Elana Johnson
66. Intrinsical by Lani Woodland

67. The Crazy Daze of Motherhood by Jane Still
68. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
69. The Boxcar Children Surprise Island by Gertrude Chandler Warner
70. Back When You Were Easier To Love by Emily Wing Smith
71. Jimmy Stone's Ghost Town by Scott Neumyer
72. The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

73. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
74. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) by Rick Riordan
75. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
76. Bumpy Landings by Donald J. Carey
77. Disney War by James B. Stewart*
78. Miss Delecourt Has Her Day by Heidi Ashworth
79. The Xanadu Adventure by Lloyd Alexander (somehow left off my picture list)

*Books I listened to on audiobook

Have you read any of these books?
What did you think?
What was your favorite read of 2011?


Jenni Elyse said...

I've read many of the books you've listed (as you know). My top five favorites of last year are:

1. Clockwork Prince
2. City of Fallen Angels
3. Everneath
4. Anna and the French Kiss
5. Anna Dressed in Blood

Barbaloot said...

Ooh-this gives me such a great list. I've been needing new books so thanks!!

I have read a few of those---like Kiss of a Stranger (which I liked, but I like her other books even better) and Variant which I thought was really great. Except I'm bummed it's a sequel and I have to wait forever to get it. I wasn't crazy about Crossed.
Love the Boxcar children and Diary of a Wimpy Kid!!

My favorite read this year was The Lost Son---it's part of Riordan's Percy Jackson series which is tied for my all-time favorite series. They're amazing. If you haven't read them, please do! Start with The Lightening Thief.

Barbaloot said...

Ooh, and Melanie Jacobson's a fun author: Not My Type and The List are good reads.

And it's The Lost Hero---not son. Sorry.

Cranberryfries said...

@Jenni I need to read Anna Dressed in Blood. I've heard so many good things about that one.

@Barbaloot I added your recommendations to my list. I love hearing about good books! :) I read Lightning Thief this year and wanted to keep going with the series but got distracted. I should pick that one up again.

Unknown said...

Wow, girl. You rocked all those words. I read some of them last year. Pretty great books. Look forward to seeing your 2012 list. :)

Greg and Kimberly ... said...

I am in awe! You must be a fast reader. I'm curious, were you exercising when you listened to the audiobooks? Whenever I check them out the kids are always talking or yelling if I try and listen while I'm cleaning, etc.

Olivia Carter said...

Lovely list, my friend!

alisonwonderland said...

Looks of good books in 2011! I just picked up Amy and Roger's Epic Detour from the library today. I'm glad to see that you liked it so much.

Cranberryfries said...

@kimberly I can't work out and listen to audio books. They're way to slow. I mostly listen to them on drives from here to my moms or sisters place since that gives me a large chunk of time or while I'm doing marathon cleaning days (and yes when the kids are otherwise occupied). Sometimes I'll try to listen while I'm making dinner but 95% of the time I have someone in the kitchen with me so that hasn't happened in a while. There was a time, earlier last year when I listened to like 4 in one month I think because I basically just kept the headphones around my neck and would pop it in any spare second I had (while blow drying my hair, while making lunch, driving the 8 minutes to pick up carpool, etc).