2011: A year in book reviews

Well, it’s been a big year for yours truly.  I have read 317 books this year, and I’ve shared many of those with you here.  Like many other bloggers, I’m taking the time today to revisit the books I’ve read this year and choose my favorites (a task more difficult than you might imagine).  I’ve decided to break things up into months, and I’ll give my top ten of the year at the end of this post.

January

Top pick for January 2011: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

February

Top pick for February 2011:  Delirium by Lauren Oliver

March

Top pick for March 2011:  Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

April

Top pick for April 2011:  City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

May

Top pick for May 2011:  Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

June

Top pick for June 2011:  Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

July

Top pick for July 2011:  Divergent by Veronica Roth

August

Top pick for August 2011:  Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

September

Top pick for September 2011:  Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

October

Top pick for October 2011:  Goliath by Scott Westerfeld

November

Top pick for November 2011:  Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

December

Top pick for December 2011:  Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

And the top ten of the year here at Knight Reader are:

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  3. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  4. The Leviathan trilogy (Leviathan, Behemoth, Goliath) by Scott Westerfeld
  5. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  6. Supernaturally by Kiersten White
  7. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  8. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  9. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  10. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

*Honorable mentions:  Matched by Ally Condie, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, and Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

As always, thanks to everyone who follows Knight Reader.  I hope you’ve had a great year, and here’s to a wonderful 2012 full of outstanding books!  Happy New Year!

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