Jul 11, 2011

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Question – What Are Some of Your Favorite Reads of 2011?

Even though I mentioned these awesome books in my vlog, I thought I would show them here too in case you guys don’t have time to watch me flash you my favorite reads (so far) of 2011.

Yeah…so far I am placing 13 books in my favorite reads of the year pile.  So much for a 2011 end-of-the-year Top 10 list.  Oh well…  I couldn’t narrow it down to 10 last year either.  (By the way, these are in no particular order)

My question to you this week:  What are some of your favorite reads of 2011?

Thanks again to Ally from Swept Away Again for letting me steal for doing this first and allowing me to copy her for allowing me to borrow her post and bringing it to my blog.  *muah*

  1. Great list, Julie! I have read most of those or have plans to soon! (almost through with Kindling the Moon!)

    My list would include (these are my top books that I have read in 2011, not just new releases):
    Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
    Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare
    Something About You by Julie James
    Wild Card by Lora Leigh
    Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis
    Shadowfever by KMM
    Blood Law by Karin Tabke
    Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey
    Under Fire by Jo Davis

  2. Oh I have read so many! Like
    Delirium by lauren Oliver
    The Way of kings by Brandon Sanderson
    Room by Emma Dongohue
    The iron duke by Meljean Brook

    and so many more 😀

  3. My list would include:

    Provoke Me/Cari Quinn
    Out of the Blue/Annamarie Hartnett
    Keeping Pace/Dee Carney
    Long Time Coming/Scarlett Parrish
    Sweet Possession/Maya Banks
    A Lot Like Love/Julie James
    Backstage Pass/Olivia Cunning
    Liberating Lacey/Anne Calhoun
    Deadly Lies/Cynthia Eden
    Skin Dive/Ava Gray
    The Summer Garden/Paullina Simons

    Those are my top picks and I have several off your list Julie that I have yet to read. So far I’ve succeeded in more winners than losers for 2011!

  4. Christi – Lora Leigh and Jill Shalvis. I really need to read them.

    blodeuedd – I’ve only read one of your choices! Must check out the others. 🙂

    Amy – Skin Dive was very close to making my list. And Backstage Pass made my list last year! Totally deserves to be there. I would have to say that, like you, I’ve had more winners than losers this year so far. Let’s just hope it continues. lol

  5. *whispers* I skipped the vlog post, but I am glad you included a picto-list as well!

    My top of 2011 so far is:

    Magic Slays (Ilona Andrews)
    Taken By Fire (Sydney Croft)
    Phoenix Rising (Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris)
    Shadow Walker (Allyson James)
    My Fair Succubus (Jill Myles)

  6. Oh I have bunches.

    Contemporary/Category

    The Mogul’s Maybe Marriage – Mindy Klasky
    The Inherited Bride – Maisey Yates
    Sweet As Sin – Inez Kelley

    Romantic Suspense

    Inside – Brenda Novak
    Ideal Man – Julie Garwood
    Deadly Lies – Cynthia Eden

    YA

    Ward Against Death – Melanie Card

    PNR/UF/Sci-fi/Fantasy

    Kiss of Snow – Nalini Singh
    Kisri – Moira Rogers
    Break Out – Nina Croft
    Children of Scarabeaus – Sara Creasy
    Malakh – Sharon Gerlach
    Rush of Darkness – Rhyannon Byrd
    Spice ‘N’ Solace – K.C. Burn (m/m)
    The Restorer – Amanda Stevens
    Green Eyed Demon – Jaye Wells
    The Last Warrior – Susan Grant

    Historical

    Unlocked – Courtney Milan
    Midnight’s Wild Passion – Anna Campbell
    Seduction and Scandal – Charlotte Featherstone
    The Mad Baron – Summer Devon
    One Night Is Never Enough – Anne Mallory

    Thanks to everyone for their lists — my TBR pile just got bigger lol!

  7. Great list Julie. I’ve read one of them, 4 of them are sitting on my bookshelf waiting for me to read, 2 of them are series that I have the first book sitting on my shelf to readand I think the other 7 might be on my TBR list on goodreads. LOL. I’ll have to make sure on that. For me, my favorite books of 2011…

    The Perfect Scandal by Delilah Marvelle
    Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
    Catch a Mate by Gena Showalter
    The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter

    Those aren’t in any particular order they are just in the order read. 😀

  8. Nice list, Julie. I’ve read two on your list but have cravings for many more. Her’s my list of fave romantic reads in 2011 although most have been published in earlier years, I only read them this year:

    Historicals:
    Libertine’s Kiss by Judith James
    The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullany
    The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
    Like No Other Lover by Julie Anne Long

    Paranormals:
    The Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason
    Sophia by D.B. Reynolds

    Contemporary:
    Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

  9. Magic Slays, River Marked, Larissa Ione!! YES! totally agree!

    I also loved Hard Bitten, Touch of Frost and Heartless =D

  10. twimom – I really have to read Sydney Croft and Allison James.

    Jess – That is a very organized list! I have to check out Moira Rogers books. I hear only wonderful things about them!

    Deanna – Nice list! I have some of those on lists from a couple of years ago!

    Dot – Oh man! I REALLY have to get that book out and read it! lol

  11. An enjoyable post! It’s nice to see that we both liked some of the same books! And that we have different covers for some of them as well. I am sad though, been trying to get a copy of hounded for aaaaages but now I have to wait until September to get it 🙁 which makes me sad as on amazon.co.uk it’s going for £60! How sick is that?! I plan to read Kindling the Moon and Sweet as Sin soon though so I can’t wait to see if our opinions are the same on those.

  12. Ok, so this question I’m going to have to think about for a while! You have defiantly given me a lot of books to read. I have only read Shadowfever, I agree it is a great finish and a wrap up for her Highland series too. I really like Sherrilyn Kenyon but I have not made it to Seize The Night yet!

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