Here are my Top Reads of 2011. These are books that I read and loved and could read again.
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison (my review | buy the book) – I wasn’t going to read this book. I wasn’t. But the buzz surrounding this paranormal romance novel was too incredibly loud, it was utterly impossible to ignore. One thing that still stands out for me was the ‘take a penny, leave a penny’ scene. That was hilarious! And I love how possessive and obsessed Dragos is about Pia. They are one of my favorite couples. I loved this book so much, I had to get my very own copy (I had originally gotten the book from the library).
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (my review | buy the book) – I loved Hex Hall (my review) and loved Demonglass even more. I didn’t think I would like reading about a witch protagonist but Rachel Hawkins proved me wrong.
Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey (my review | buy the book) – I love this contemporary romance trilogy and the first book is my favorite. It’s funny and there’s lots of playful banter going on. And I like the Kowalski family dynamic.
Enclave by Ann Aguirre (my review | buy the book) – A dark, bleak YA Dystopian novel. Utterly eerie and yet I still had a bit of hope for Deuce and Fade. Amazing world building. Cinematic feel. Strong, fierce, loyal protagonist. Think I Am Legend (the movie) geared towards the young adult audience (minus the dog).
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler (my review | buy the book) – EPIC. These authors took a simple, yet brilliant concept and created a fun read. Great read for the young adult audience and the young at heart.
Sweet as Sin by Inez Kelley (my review | buy the book ) – Emotional novel involving a hero with a tormented past. John is nothing but complex. He also happens to be an author and his YA series was incorporated into the main storyline seamlessly.
Turn It Up by Inez Kelley (my review | buy the book ) – Hilarious and scintillating. The chemistry between Charlie and Bastian was off the hook. Friends to lovers with a twist – she’s the one who wants casual sex, he wants the whole package. And the on-air antics had me LOLing. Loads of sexual tension. Second book by this author that made my list. Definitely need to read more by her.
What were some of your favorite reads this year?