Answer: What better way to close out 2011 than reviewing our favorites of the year. With 126 books read since January this will require some serious reflection...
- The Well of Lost Plots (Jasper Fforde) – The Thursday Next series is one of our favorite science fiction / alternate history series of all time. Book 3 was another gem and our favorite of the series.
- A Town Like Alice (Nevil Shute) – A great love story and a great novel about perseverance. Have we mentioned before that we love Joe Harman?!
- Shutter Island (Dennis Lehane) – Delightfully Disturbing. Had us guessing until the last 10 pages.
- Les Misérables (Victor Hugo) – Jean Jaljean won the Two Bibliomaniacs Man of the Year award in 2011. We apologize for complete lack of clout tied to this award. Anyway, great story, a little long, but great story!
- The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) – It took us a while to finally give this series a try, but once we started it barely took a weekend to finish! Can’t wait for the upcoming movie.
- Mort (Terry Pratchett) – This is the novel that single handedly redeemed the Discworld series. Now we’re fully drinking the Kool-Aid.
- The Waste Lands (Stephen King) – We started The Dark Tower series in 2011 and book 3 was momentous. Can’t wait to find out what else lies ahead for Roland.
- Three Men in a Boat (Jerome K. Jerome) – There wasn’t another book in 2011 that produced so many laughs. Classic literature at its funniest!
- The Help (Kathryn Stockett) – The cast made this novel so memorable and several characters were nominated for the Two Bibliomaniacs Woman of the Year award in 2011. Who won? Considering this award didn’t exist five minutes ago, the judges are still deliberating....
Good luck closing out those last few 2011 reads and be sure to head on over to The Broke and the Bookish to join this week’s fun!