Your Best Reads Of 2011
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No rules. Post as many as or as few as you like. Non-fiction, fiction, graphic, or whatever genre you found them in. Some of our paths didn't cross often in this challenge; this thread might catch some of us up on each others favorites.
Start now or wait until the end of the year is nearer.
I'll bite even though I have one book left.. My 1212 Challenge is meant to use the top 12 books from this as categories so this time it's my fav book is 11 genres
Best fantasy: Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
Best Sci-fi: The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
Best Western Lonesome Dove
Best Romance: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (well it's sort of a romance)
Best Horror: Dark Matter by Michellle Paver
Best YA A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Best comic/graphic novel: Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan
Best Non-Fiction: The BldgBlog Book by Geoff Manuagh
Best new weird: The Troika by Stepanakert Chapman
Best Short Story Collection: The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
Best Series: The Jerusalem Quartet by Edward
Worst: The Drinker by Hans Fallada.
Ok still missed out loads. Sigh, such a great year!
The majority of my reading are mysteries, and I usually make them fit into whatever my categories are somehow.
Most of the list below would, I think be categorized in the mystery genre, with the exception of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Five Quarters of the Orange.
My favorite reads for 2011 are:
Five Quarters of the Orange
In the Bleak Midwinter
Tess of the D'urbervilles
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Tenant of Wildfell Hall
The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers
Here are my favorites for the year, not including my bonus reads.
The Sisters of Sinai by Janet Soskice
The Fish Can Sing by Halldor Laxness
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
4 1/2 stars:
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
St. Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie
Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
The Wooden Overcoat by Pamela Jean Branch
The Leper of St. Giles by Ellis Peters
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
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