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2011 review

2011 Overview

The Blog .....
This has been my second year blogging and I have enjoyed it as much as the first

Best bits of my blogging adventure so far has been
All my blogging friends. You guys make it awesome: Sarah, Lyndsey, Lynsey Emma, Clover, Carly, Liz, Caroline, Andrew, Jesse, Vicki, Viv and Cicely. What did I do before I had you guys to chat to about books??


Spending the night at Alnwick Castle. Defnitely one of the best trips I have ever been on ... I had high tea with the Duchess of Northumberland , dinner in a tea house and slept in a castle.


Meeting all the wonderful authors I met this year including: Lindsay Barraclough, Will Hill, Malorie Blackman, Harriet Castor, Paula Rawsthorne and Cassie Clare.

The Books ... 

BEST BOOK READ IN 2011:
 
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
This book is just so harrowing yet beautiful at the same time. It is also really informative and has a really poignant story to tell.

MOST DISAPPOINTING BOOK READ IN 2011:

Crossed by Ally Condie
I so wanted it and when I finally did it was sooo dull.

MOST SURPRISING BOOK READ IN 2011:

The Worry Tree by Marianne Musgrove
Just such a beautiful book that I hadn't heard about before and really should have. As always another Catnip title that blew me away.

BOOK I WOULD MOST RECOMMEND IN 2011:

VIII
The historical fiction book I've always wanted to read. Amazing!

BEST SERIES OF 2011:

Eve Edwards Tudor series starting with the other countess
I love this series. It's Tudor yet modern at the same time. Love it.

NEW AUTHOR OF 2011: 

Lindsay Barraclough author of Long Lankin
Long Lankin was so creepy and so good and Lindsay is so lovely

MOST UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK OF 2011:

The truth about Celia Frost
Read it in a matter of hours. Loved it. Really pacey with loads of twists

MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2011:

Lola and the door next door
So excited to get this as I'd preordered the moment I finished Anna

BEST COVER OF 2011:

Haunting of charity delafield
It is gorgeous. I could just sit and look at it for hours

MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF 2011:

The Statistical probability of Love at First Sight bu Jennifer E Smith
Cheating I know as a Jan 2012 release but it is so cute.

BOOK I CAN'T BELIEVE I DIDN'T READ UNTIL 2011:

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper
I love Mary Hoopers books yet I had this sat on the shelf for at least a year? Why? It was awesome

Comments

Fab post Kirsty :D

A great selection of books too - I really, really want to read the Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and totally agree that The Truth of Celia Frost was unputdownable!
Sarah said…
Happy New Year Kirsty! 2011 had some fabulous events & I can't wait to see what 2012 has to bring. I'd be lost without you & my other blogging friends *hugs*
Amused said…
Sounds like a great year in blogging! I've added some of these books to my wishlist now too :)