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Top 10 Books I've read in 2011

26 Dec 2011

Top 10 of 2011 is an awesome event hosted by Lisa from A Life Bound by Books and Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic and co-hosted by Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books and Rachel from Fiktshun.

There will be a different 'Top 10 of 2011' topic each day until the end of the year! Check out the topics :

Monday 12/26 - Top 10 Books Iíve read in 2011

Tuesday 12/27 - Top 10 Book Covers of 2011

Wednesday 12/28 - Top 10 Book Boyfriends in 2011
Thursday 12/29 - Top 10 Characters in 2011 (This can be anything you'd like to make it for characters. You can post your favorite Villains, etc. Just be sure that this post is character based.)

Friday 12/30 - Top 10 Books Iím looking forward to in 2012 (also on this day, we'll each be adding something of a recap of the total number of books read, pages read, etc. This part of the post is optional. Feel free to add any stats you'd like to share with everyone. So, if you'd like to also include some end of year stats, feel free to join us!)

Top 10 Books I've Read in 2011
[I'm going to have to say, this is in no particular order, since I truly loved each and every one of these books and putting them in order from 1-10 is just..well...impossible!]

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth

2. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

3. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

5. The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

6. Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson

7. Vampire Academy Series (Okayy, this isn't ONE book, but 6 books! But umm...I'm just going to break the rules here and add the entire series :) I don't know why I waited till 2011 to read this series - I should've read it years ago! Definitely one of my favourite series ever!!)

8. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins 

9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

10. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

What were your Top 10 books of 2011? :D


  1. I really need to read the Iron Knight. I'm so far behind. Only read Iron King so far in the series.

  2. Jennifer Messerschmidt7 September 2012 at 19:01

    Great picks! I also include the entire Vampire Academy series! I don't know why I waited either! I also included The Hunger Games, Clockwork Angel, and Delirium. But I have Shatter Me and Under The Never Sky on my TBR list. I also did enjoy Lola and the Boy Next Door as well and The Iron Knight.
    My Top 10 of 2011

  3. So I'm screaming YESSSSSSSS!!! to every book on your list (except Clockwork Angel, don't kill me!). And want to gush about each individual title and spam your comment section like crazy haha. But I shall resist. I LOVED these books, 2011 was such an incredible reading year.... and 2012 looks set to rise the bar ten times freaking higher.

    I think Divergent is the book I have most recommending to people this year <3 And UTNS may be the one I most recommend when it comes out in the US :D

  4. Perfect List! Completely agree with everything! 2 books I haven't read from your list : Under the Never Sky and Hunting Lila! Must read it soon! :)

  5. Lesley @ My keeper shelf7 September 2012 at 19:01

    Divergent is on my list too, I think it's probably on everyone's list this year!

    My top ten

  6. Great list! I've read only Lola & VA#1 this year & The Hunger Games before 2011, but the rest are on my tbr list!

  7. Great list! I need to read Divergent still lol.

    Nerd Girls at Books to the Sky

  8. Lesley LOL I wanted to say the same thing! XD Divergent seems to be loved by almost everyone. (In fact, I've only met one person who didn't love it, but gave it 2 stars! *gasp*) I can only agree with your list. Well, I don't know why all you people pick Clockwork Prince, but with this exception, I love your list! : D

    Happy Holidays,

  9. Great list! Every single one of these I've either read or I'm DYING to read. I've owned Divergent for a while but haven't read it yet, and according to pretty everyone I talk to I really need to get on that! Haha. Hunting Lila also looks amazing.

    I'm a new follower! :)
    My Top Ten

  10. OH what a GREAT LIST!! Vampire Academy is my favourite serie ever! I loved the Iron Knight and Divergent and Clockwork Angel! :)

  11. Oh dear!! Amazing Top Ten!! =D I just ordered Hunting Lila at bookdepository! I cant wait to get it! my top ten will come up on the 31 I guess! XD It's such a hard choice...I guess I'll do a tip 40 XD too many awesome books this year =D

    Wish you a happy holidays! =) muah!

    Dazzling Reads


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