I read a lot. I read young adult fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, mysteries, drama. My tastes are varied, so long as a book grips me. If it takes more than a 1/2 of a book before things happen, I tend to give up on them (as was the case with the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, though I did promise my daughter I would try to re-read). But, because I write Young Adult fantasy, I tend to read more YA fiction than anything else, for obvious reasons.
So, maybe I should break down my top five favorite books for 2011 into two groups: YA and Other, so, here goes.
Top five favorite YA books I read in 2011 (in no particular order):
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor
Divergent, by Veronica Roth
Chime, by Franny Billingsley
Lola and the Boy Next Door, by Stephanie Perkins
Top five favorite books in the Other category:
The Glass Man, by Jocelyn Adams
The Magician King, by Lev Grossman
Back of Beyond, by C.J. Box
Scholar by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
The Sisters by Nancy Jensen
What are my top YA picks to read in 2012? I have the following books on hold at the library:
The Scorpio Races
Notes from the Blender
Most anticipated books for 2012?:
The Halflings by Heather Burch
Insurgent, by Veronica Roth (who could not like this cover?)
So, what were your favorite books of 2011 and what is on your reading list for 2012?