Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde- This is only the 2nd book that I've read by Fforde but I am hooked. Dystopian society that is completely color based...all I have to say is thank goodness there are more books to come in this series!
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder- This book has been all over the blogsphere and I finally read it. Thanks goodness that I finally did because I loved it and cannot wait to read the next book. This was a wonderful fantasy read that I couldn't get enough of...highly recommened!
The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells- 2nd book in a trilogy and my favorite urban fantasy read of the year. Sabina is a kick-ass heroine and I loved that this book showed a different side of her character. Green-Eyed Demon is one of my most anticipated reads of 2011 and I cannot wait!
Hunted by the Others by Jess Haines- Urban fantasy is one of my favorite genres and this debut was one of my favorites. Strong world building combined with some awesome characters made for a great read. I can't wait for the next book to come out and this is another series I am anticipating in 2011.
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane- Absolutely best thriller I read this year. This book made me an instant fan of Lehane and I cannot wait to read more of this author. And the movie...oh I have nothing but good things to say about this book.
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell- I feel like I keep saying this but after reading this book I felt like I have to read everything that this author ever writes. Deeply engrossing novel with a hint of mystery to it...I loved everything about this book.
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton- This was the first book that I read in 2010 and it was a wonderful read! I loved the way the two stories came together and the historical feel of the novel pulled me in instantly. I have another book by this author on my shelves and am looking forward to reading it in 2011.
Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman- This was my first read by this author but definitely not my last. The gothic feel of this novel was captivating and I found myself immersed until the last page. I can't wait to read more by her and already have another of her books checked out from the library.
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest- I heart this novel. Seriously, with zombies, air pirates, and a deadly blight gas, can you really ask for more? This book was an awesome read...I can't wait to read the next two books and now I plan to read absolutely everything that the author has written as well.
Changeless by Gail Carriger- This is my new favorite series. If I wanted to cheat then I would choose all three of the books in this series but out of the 3 this is the winner. Love, love, love these books and I can't say enough good things. In fact, I am now a huge fangirl of Gail Carriger (that is how much I love this series)!
Okay folks, all of these books are reads that I would most definitely recommend. Hopefully 2011 will be an even better reading year and we'll see if I can't up that reading number a bit. I've joined a bunch of challenges again that will hopefully keep my reading diverse and interesting. Here is to hoping that everyone else has a wonderful 2011 as well!!
Great post, Samantha! Several of the books you mention are in my TBR pile waiting their turn. I may have to dig them out and read them sooner than later!ReplyDelete
I hope you have a wonderful 2011 and may you read many great books!
It looks like you had a great reading year. I think its the quality of reading, not the quantity.ReplyDelete
I've had the Esme Lennox in my TBR pile for ages. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I do want to read Shutter Island as well.
Happy New Year!
Great post Sam! There's so many of those books I want to read!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year Sam and I wish you all the best in 2011!
changeless is the one series that I swear i will read this year!! I swear it!!! Great list and I think you did a wonderful job with reading!!!ReplyDelete
Oh yes, I remember your review for Arcadia Falls! Looks like such a good one. Also I've been wanting to read more Fforde after reading The Eyre Affair a few years ago--I love the literary bits in his writing!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! I think 64 books is still a heck of a lot more than most people. The important thing is you enjoy what you read!ReplyDelete
Literary Feline- I hope you have a wonderful 2011 as well. And maybe this year you will get a chance to read a few of these :)ReplyDelete
Naida- You should most definitely read The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox this year. In fact, I just checked this author's newest book out from the library.
Darlene- I wish you a happy 2011 as well!!
Staci- I hope you do get a chance to read the Gail Carriger series this year. I CANNOT wait until Heartless comes out this summer.
Trish- Fforde is a very talented author in my opinion and I love the literary bits that he includes as well. I plan on reading the 2nd book in the Thursday Next series at some point this year.
Amy- 64 was definitely a good number for me this year all things considered. And I had some good reads so it all worked itself out!
House at Riverton almost made it to my favorite list but I can't wait to read more by Kate Morton!ReplyDelete
Hope you're reading is great in 2011!
Iliana- I can't wait to read more by her as well and I actually have her newest book on my shelf. Hope you have a great reading year as well!ReplyDelete
Arcadia Falls made my top 15 in 2010. I really liked it & I'm hoping to try some more of the author's other books. :)ReplyDelete
Great list! I recognize some of these titles as definitely on my tbr list! Glad to hear you liked them so much! :)ReplyDelete