Top Ten Tuesday-Favorite Books I Read in 2011

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and the Bookish, with a different top ten book list each week. Feel free to go to their blog and join in on the fun!

This week: Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2011 (in no particular order)

  1. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake– I’m not usually the type to read a scarier book, especially concerning ghosts, as the idea creeps me out, but this book was definitely worth it!
  2. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White– The humour, as well as a new kind of paranormal adventure made me fall for this series, the first one my favourite.
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins-This was my first dystopian book, and I loved reading it, I couldn’t put it down at all.
  4. Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa– This includes all the books. I read all of them this year, and I can’t choose which one is my favourite, so I vote for them all! I just loved reading them, and will definitely re-read them at some point.
  5. Possess Gretchen McNeil-A stand-alone book, which is nice once in a while, and it was written very well so I wasn’t left hanging at the end of it.
  6. Mastiff by Tamora Pierce– The conclusion of her Beka Cooper trilogy, that I bought as soon as I could since I missed the characters adventures.
  7. Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick– Just an amazing book, zombie survival mixed with surviving in the wilderness.
  8. Firelight by Sophie Jordan– Dragons! Enough said.
  9. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong– Not only one of my favourite authors, but this is a new YA series she started, I’m so excited to read the next one!
  10. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab Another great stand-alone book, I just absorbed it, I loved the mystery of the new comer to the town,and the tale of the witch.

Bout of Books 2.0-Wrap up

This read-a-thon was hosted by Amanda @ On a Book Bender, and was so much fun to participate in!

I was able to reach my goal of 4 books, which is more than I had in the last read-a-thon, and what’s better I had a lot of fun doing it. I even met quite a few new people, and followed them on Twitter and their blogs.

I’m hoping to read more the next time, but will have to see how busy I get when the time comes. I haven’t listened to an audio book before, so that may be an option as well the next time.

Below is a re-cap of my goals & the updates for the entire week.

My goal: To Read 4 books-Completed!

Available time: On the bus to and from work, during lunch break, and in the evenings.

Books Read:

Updates:

10/24
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Today #insixwords: A zombie apocalypse could definitely happen.
Currently reading: Anna Dressed in Blood

10/25
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Today #insixwords: I never want to hunt ghosts.
Currently reading: Anna Dressed in Blood- 91% Done

10/26
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Today #insixwords: So much reading, so much fun!
Currently reading: The Near Witch- 69% Done

10/27
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Today #insixwords: Dear headache, please go away now.
Currently reading: Possess- 37% Done

10/28
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Today #insixwords: Weekend starts now, more reading yay!
Currently reading: Possess- 77% Done

10/29
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 4
Today #insixwords: Completed my goal of 4 books!!
Currently reading: Wither (Just started)

10/30
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 4
Today #insixwords: Didn’t read much at all today.
Currently reading: Wither

Bout of Books 2.0-Day 6 & 7

This read-a-thon is hosted by Amanda @ On a Book Bender. I have used her template to post my own updates, and will update with a new blog everyday, instead of one. Visit her blog to sign up!

My goal: To Read 4 books

Available time: On the bus to and from work, during lunch break, and in the evenings.

Books to Read (in no particular order):

Updates:

10/24
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Today #insixwords: A zombie apocalypse could definitely happen.
Currently reading: Anna Dressed in Blood

10/25
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Today #insixwords: I never want to hunt ghosts.
Currently reading: Anna Dressed in Blood- 91% Done

10/26
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Today #insixwords: So much reading, so much fun!
Currently reading: The Near Witch- 69% Done

10/27
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Today #insixwords: Dear headache, please go away now.
Currently reading: Possess- 37% Done

10/28
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Today #insixwords: Weekend starts now, more reading yay!
Currently reading: Possess- 77% Done

10/29
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 4
Today #insixwords: Completed my goal of 4 books!!
Currently reading: Wither (Just started)

10/30
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 4
Today #insixwords: Didn’t read much at all today.
Currently reading: Wither

Comments:

The last two days are combined, since my boyfriend finally got home, so I spent most of yesterday evening and most of today with him. It was awesome, and since I already met my goal for the week I’m not behind on anything. Last night while I waiting for him, I decided to start a different book instead of one on my list, I haven’t yet read Wither by Lauren Destafano, but have been meaning to soon anyway.

Happy reading and Happy Halloween!!

Bout of Books 2.0-Day 5

This read-a-thon is hosted by Amanda @ On a Book Bender. I have used her template to post my own updates, and will update with a new blog everyday, instead of one. Visit her blog to sign up!

My goal: To Read 4 books

Available time: On the bus to and from work, during lunch break, and in the evenings.

Books to Read (in no particular order):

Updates:

10/24
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Today #insixwords: A zombie apocalypse could definitely happen.
Currently reading: Anna Dressed in Blood

10/25
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Today #insixwords: I never want to hunt ghosts.
Currently reading: Anna Dressed in Blood- 91% Done

10/26
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Today #insixwords: So much reading, so much fun!
Currently reading: The Near Witch- 69% Done

10/27
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Today #insixwords: Dear headache, please go away now.
Currently reading: Possess- 37% Done

10/28
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Today #insixwords: Weekend starts now, more reading yay!
Currently reading: Possess- 77% Done

Comments:

My headache is pretty much all gone, I got a bit of reading done today, and I plan to finish this book by tomorrow, which would make me meet my goals if I can do it! I will probably be busy on Sunday, my bf is finally coming back from a tasking he was doing in another province. So will see how the weekend goes!

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Bout of Books 2.0-Day 4

This read-a-thon is hosted by Amanda @ On a Book Bender. I have used her template to post my own updates, and will update with a new blog everyday, instead of one. Visit her blog to sign up!

My goal: To Read 4 books

Available time: On the bus to and from work, during lunch break, and in the evenings.

Books to Read (in no particular order):

Updates:

10/24
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Today #insixwords: A zombie apocalypse could definitely happen.
Currently reading: Anna Dressed in Blood

10/25
Number of books I’ve read today: 0
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Today #insixwords: I never want to hunt ghosts.
Currently reading: Anna Dressed in Blood- 91% Done

10/26
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 2
Today #insixwords: So much reading, so much fun!
Currently reading: The Near Witch- 69% Done

10/27
Number of books I’ve read today: 1
Total number of books I’ve read: 3
Today #insixwords: Dear headache, please go away now.
Currently reading: Possess- 37% Done

Comments:

I’ve had a headache most of the day, so haven’t read too much as I had planned to. Finished the Near Witch, I really enjoyed reading it, and I also like that it was a stand-alone book, not a part of a series, haven’t read too many of those recently.

Happy Reading!