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2011 was full of great books. Among my favorites were The Near Witch, Shine, and Wither.

This is definitely not a complete list of the books I loved this year. I was lucky to have had a great year of reading — discovering many great authors (some brand new, some just new to me), and exploring a variety of genres.

My “To Be Read” pile keeps growing, and I have high hopes for 2012. To end this epic year of reading, I’m giving a $20 gift card to one lucky person who will hopefully discover one of their new favorite books. ¬†All you have to do to enter is follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget below. Anyone aged 17+ in the US, Canada, or the UK can enter. Good luck and happy reading :)

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237 thoughts on “Best Books of 2011

  1. Annabell says:

    My favorite book was Wither by Lauren DeStefano!


  2. Ellie says:

    I've read some great books this year, but I think one of my favourites was probably 'Long Lankin' by Lindsey Barraclough. It was so creepy and exciting, I loved it!

    Happy New Year!


  3. Definitely Hushed by Kelley York


  4. Jennifer says:

    One of my favs was bloodlines.

    jennifer k


  5. Nimue says:

    My favourite read in 2011? I enjoyed massively the Vampire Academy series, Rose is just to cool for school ;)


  6. Michele says:

    My favorite reads were Delirium by Lauren Oliver and Crossroads by Mary Ting


  7. Melissa Paz says:

    I enjoyed Naamah's Blessing by Jacqueline Carey


  8. Nikki says:

    I did not read any newly released books this year- for shame! One book I did enjoy, though, was Lady Q: The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen by Reymundo Sanchez.


  9. The Scorpio Races was great!


  10. Proserpine says:

    Hi! I really liked Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall! Thanks for this giveaway!


  11. Kulsuma says:

    Long Lankin was great!


  12. Cathy M says:

    One of my favorite books was Vampire Instinct by Joey W Hill.


  13. Stacy says:

    My favorite was Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

    the imagine tree at aol dot com


  14. Chi Kittie says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. One of my fave book this year is The Iron King.

    - Beckie


  15. My favorite new book of this year is Found (Brides of the Kindred) by Evangeline Anderson.


  16. Alivia says:

    I really enjoyed the Help!

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  17. ferretvamp14 says:

    My favorite reads were Unleashed and Where She Went. Thanks for the giveaway.


  18. Divergent by veronica roth!
    Great Giveaway! Thanks!


  19. I LOVED the hunger games!!!
    amymccarty at hotmail dot com


  20. My favourite reads of 2011 were The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia.


  21. Megan says:

    It's so hard to pick just one! I'll go with Goliath by Scott Westerfeld.


  22. Anonymous says:

    in bed with a highlander
    fb name rochelle johnson


  23. Kandee Kane says:

    Hmmmmmm, that would have to be Amy and Roger's Epic Detour. It was great.:)


  24. Thanks for a chance to win! All 3 are on my TBR pile!
    Nikki Oz


  25. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to read Wither. My favorite book of 2011 was The Queen Bee of Bridgeton by Leslie DuBois.


  26. BlackWolf says:

    on the edge by ilona andrews


  27. I loved Rosanne Cash's “Composed.” Thanks for the giveaway!



  28. Kristi says:

    The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly


  29. Anonymous says:

    I would love to win the Near witch!
    Thank you fot this giveaway!!



  30. The Sleepwalkers by J. Gabriel Gates!



  31. roro says:

    My favourite book is rapture by phillip w simpson

    happy new year


  32. Darlene says:

    Hard to choose just one!

    Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
    Matched by Ally Condie
    Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward


  33. The only books I read were the twilight saga. Loved them.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com


  34. Laura H. says:

    My favorite read of 2011 was “Clockwork Angel”.


  35. Tara says:

    My favorite read was probably Delirium by Lauren Oliver. It was the first book I read in 2011!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com


  36. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Divergent was a close second. Both were so good for very different reasons.


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