Books Read 2011

Looking back, I think my very favorites were Dust Girl, Extraordinary, The Shattering, and Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Also Anne of Green Gables and Pride and Prejudice (but those seem like they fall into a different category, somehow). And also … and also … but I’ll stop there. There are several on this list I’ve been meaning to give longer posts to for ages, though.

1. The Princess and the Bear, Mette Ivie Harrison
2. Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis (reread)
3. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, E. Lockhart
4. Radiant Darkness, Emily Whitman
5. Exposed, Kimberly Marcus
6. Welcome to Bordertown, Holly Black and Ellen Kushner, eds
7. We Are Not Eaten by Yaks, C. Alexander London
8. Tris and Izzie, Metter Ivie Harrison (loved what it had to say about destined love, among other things)
9. The Memory Bank, Carolyn Coman and Rob Shepperson
10. This Means War, Ellen Wittlinger
11. Extraordinary, Nancy Werling (thinky thoughts about this book here and here)
12. House of the Night, P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
13. Enchanted Glass, Diana Wynne Jones
14. Matched, Ally Condie
15. Carbon Diaries 2017, Saci Lloyd
16. I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets, Six Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obsure, Smith Magazine, ed
17. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little, Peggy Gifford
18. Cryer’s Cross, Lisa McMann
19. Red Glove, Holly Black (loved what this one had to say about destined love, too)
21. Forge, Laurie Halse Anderson
22. OyMG, Amy Dominy
23. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank You Notes
24. Huntress, Malinda Lo (yet another good take on destined love–you’d think we writers were all in conversation, or something)
25. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing Piano, Peggy Giffords
26. Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montogomery (first read; surprised by how utterly charmed I was by it)
27. Chime, Franny Billingsley
28. Rosemary and Rue, Seanan McGuire
29. Second Fiddle, Roseanne Parry (about the importance of the arts in the lives of young people, among other things)
30. Kat, Incorrigible
31. The Unwanteds, Lisa McMann
32. Drought, Pam Bachorz
33. Dust Girl, Sara Zettel (due out early 2012; made me feel the way I felt when first discovering urban fantasy)
34. The Demon’s Lexicon, Sarah Rees Brennan
35. Illusions, Aprilynne Pike
36. Cold Cereal, Adam Rex (due out early 2012)
37. The Shattering, Karen Healey
38. Silver Phoenix, Cindy Pon
39. Give Up the Ghost, Megan Crewe
40. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (also a first read; went down easy after a week of mainlining YA novels)
41. Luz Sees the Light, Claudia Davila
42. Hex Hall, Rachel Hawkins
43. Divergent, Veronica Roth
44. Silence, Michelle Sagara (due out 2012; haunting story about ghosts and necromancers, high school and loss)
45. Plain Kate, Erin Bow
46. Dear Bully, Megan Kelly Hall and Carrie Jones, eds
47. Demonglass, Rachel Hawkins
48. Drink Slay Love, Sarah Beth Durst (now this is what vampires who go to high school should look like)
49. The Lost Daughters of China, Karin Evans
50. Farmer in the Sky, Robert A. Heinlein
51. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor (hit my contemporary mythic fantasy buttons in the best way)
In progress–Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Marc Reisner

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