Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 The Year That Was :)

Wow another wonderful year of blogging has come to an end. I'm sure as I get older the years are moving faster! In matters of health 2010 has been another challenging year but I'm looking forward to all that 2012 has to offer with hope and happiness :))

To my family and friends; may 2012 be all that you wish for. Be kind and stay safe!

I read 70 books in 2011; a very sad effort lol but it was some of the best YA fiction around and some brilliant historical fiction and general fiction.

My favourites ** are linked to their book review so just click on the title to see what I thought. I've been quite stingy with my 5 star reviews this year but the select few have been bolded :)

I Am The Chosen King by Helen Hollick**
The Tudor Secret by C W Gortner**
Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar**
The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney
A Race To Splendor by Ciji Ware
The Last Letter by Kathleen Shoop**
Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray**

Young Adult:
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand**
Pink by Lili Wilkinson
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
The Fiddler's Gun by A.S. Peterson**
Heart With Joy by Steve Cushman**
Stay by Deb Caletti**
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Die For Me by Amy Plum**
Mercy by Rebecca Lim**
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Radiance by Alyson Noel
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess**
The Taste Of Apple by James Laidler
Initiation by Rebecca Royce
Abithica by Susan Goldsmith
Love Story by Jennifer Echols
Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson**
Clean by Amy Reed
Nanberry by Jackie French**
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
My Soul To Save by Rachel Vincent
My Soul To Keep by Rachel Vincent
My Soul To Steal by Rachel Vincent
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh**
Without Tess by Marcella Pixley**
If I Tell by Janet Gurtler
You Are My Only by Beth Kephart
Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart**
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
Mom & Dad Aren't Getting Along (Now that Mom's a Zombie) by Garry McNulty
Saving June by Hannah Harrington**
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes** (review in 2012)
Flyaway by Helen Landalf

The Restorer by Amanda Stevens**

Romance: Paranormal, Historical, Contemporary
The Touch of a Thief by Mia Marlowe
The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

General Fiction:
These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf**
Best Kept Secret by Amy Hatvany**
The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain**
Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda
The Coffeeholic and the Cafe by Elizabeth Martin
The Kingdom of Childhood by Rebecca Coleman**
Roam by Alan Lazar
Sister Pact by Ali Ahearn & Ros Baxter

Indefensible by Pamela Callow
Violent Exposure by Katherine Howell**

How To Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber
Living With It by Bev Aisbett
Bonjour 40 by Karen A Chase**
Junior's Dessert Cookbook by Alan Rosen
Surviving Maggie by John Fingleton

Children's Fiction:
A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg
I See Savannah by Kirsten Graham
Feet and Other Silly Poems by Mitch Fairchild
Franklin's Christmas Gift by Paulette Bourgeois**

Short Story:
Again by Lance Zarimba


  1. You've got some fabulous books on here that I've been meaning to read for quite some time! Argh, I need to make sure I get on with it. I plan to read more YA in 2012, and I especially would like to read The Language of Flowers.

    Have a safe and Happy New Year!

  2. You have read some awesome books this year! Happy New Year! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. I haven't read any of these, but see a few I want to read in the new year.

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  4. Happy New Year to you too! A couple of your favorites are on my list as well and a few are on my want to read in 2012 list.

  5. happy new year!!! Oh my goodness, what a list! More books to add on my to-read pile! eeek! :)

  6. Looks like you had a great reading year. I did not read near 70. Sigh.

    Happy New Year to you Sheree. I wish you a fabulous 2012 .

  7. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2012! Looks like you had an excellent reading year :)

  8. I think you did great with the reading you accomplished! Let's hope that 2012 is off the charts for you most especially on the health front!

  9. I'm very honored. And I have to pick up some of these books you've recommended here!

  10. Looks like you read lots of great books last year!

  11. Looks like a great reading year!


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