Tuesday, January 3, 2012

READS IN REVIEW: The Year 2011


READING GOAL FOR 2011: 150 Books

TOTAL NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN 2011: 152 Books

FAVORITE BOOK OF 2011: Divergent by Veronica Roth

FAVORITE ROMANCE: Between Sinners and Saints by Marie Sexton

FAVORITE HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Unveiled by Courtney Milan

FAVORITE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE: Between Sinners and Saints by Marie Sexton

FAVORITE PARANORMAL ROMANCE: Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

FAVORITE URBAN FANTASY: Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

FAVORITE 'OTHER' ROMANCE: Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair

FAVORITE YOUNG ADULT: Divergent by Veronica Roth

FAVORITE YA CONTEMPORARY: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

FAVORITE YA PARANORMAL/FANTASY: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

FAVORITE OTHER: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

FAVORITE NOVELLA/ANTHOLOGY: Unlocked by Courtney Milan

FAVORITE AUDIOBOOK: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series
Honorable Mentions: Elder from Beth Revis's Across the Universe
Tris from Veronica Roth's Divergent

FAVORITE HERO: Bones from Night Huntress seres
Honorable Mentions: Jericho Z. Barrons from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series
Four from Veronica Roth's Divergent

FAVORITE HEROINE: Tris from Veronica Roth's Divergent
Honorable Mentions: Jenny from J.L. Bryan's Jenny Pox

FAVORITE COUPLE: Cat and Bones from Night Huntress series

FAVORITE VILLAIN: Ashleigh Goodling from J.L. Bryan's Jenny Pox

FAVORITE ANIMAL/PET: Oberon from Kevin Hearne's Hounded

BIGGEST GLOM: Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress and Night Huntress World series

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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LIST OF ALL THE BOOKS I READ AND RATED IN 2011
JANUARY 
Briggs, Patrica "Cry Wolf" (Alpha & Omega #1)--4 Stars
Guhrke, Laura Lee "Wedding of the Season" (Abandoned at the Altar #1)--3 Stars
Heath, Lorraine "Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman" (London's Greatest Lovers #2)--4 Stars
James, Eloisa "When Beauty Tamed the Beast"--5 Stars
Jewel, Carolyn "Scandal"--4 Stars
Quinn, Julia/James, Eloisa/Brockway, Connie "The Lady Most Likely"--4 Stars
Weyn, Suzanne "The Diamond Secret"--4 Stars
Willig, Lauren "The Secret History of the Pink Carnation" (Pink Carnation #1)--4 Stars

FEBRUARY 
Adrian, Lara "Ashes of Midnight" (Midnight Breed #6)--4 Stars
Adrian, Lara "Shades of Midnight" (Midnight Breed #7)--4.5 Stars
Cashore, Kristin "Graceling"--4 Stars
Caskie, Kathryn "The Duke's Night of Sin" (Seven Deadly Sins #3)--DNF
Cole, Kresley "Warlord Wants Forever" (Immortals After Dark novella)--3 Stars
Cole, Kresley "Dreams of a Dark Warrior" (Immortals After Dark #11)--5 Stars
Gibson, Rachel "Simply Irresistible" (Chinooks Hockey Team #1)--3 Stars
Guhrke, Laura Lee "Scandal of the Year" (Abandoned at the Altar #2)--4 Stars
Hoyt, Elizabeth "Notorious Pleasures" (Maiden Lane #2)--5 Stars
James, Eloisa "Storming the Castle" (novella)--4 Stars
Kelly, Carla "The Admiral's Penniless Bride"--4.5 Stars
Lin, Jeannie "Butterfly Swords"--4 Stars
Milan, Courtney "Unveiled" (Turner #1)--5 Stars
Moning, Karen Marie "Darkfever" (Fever #1)--4 Stars
Neville, Miranda "The Wild Marquis" (Burgundy Club #1)--4 Stars
Perkins, Stephanie "Anna and the French Kiss"--5 Stars
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth "Call Me Irresistible"--4 Stars
Viehl, Lynn "If Angels Burn" (Darkyn #1)--4 Stars

MARCH
Ashley, Jennifer "Primal Bonds" (Shifters Unbound #2)--4 Stars
Frost, Jeaniene "Halfway to the Grave" (Night Huntress #1)--5 Stars
Frost, Jeaniene "One Foot in the Grave" (Night Huntress #2)--5 Stars
Ione, Larissa "Eternity Embraced" (Demonica novella)--4.5 Stars
Kenyon, Sherrilyn "Fire and Ice" (The League novella)--4 Stars
Singh, Nalini "Mine to Possess" (Psy-Changeling #4)--4 Stars
Singh, Nalini "Hostage to Pleasure" (Psy-Changeling #5)--4 Stars
Thomas, Jodi "When a Texan Gambles" (Wife Lottery #2)--3.5 Stars
Viehl, Lynn "Private Demon" (Darkyn #2)--4 Stars

APRIL
Briggs, Patricia "Alpha and Omega"--4 Stars
Frost, Jeaniene "At Grave's End" (Night Huntress #3)--4.5 Stars
Frost, Jeaniene "Destined for an Early Grave" (Night Huntress #4)--4.5 Stars
Frost, Jeaniene "First Drop of Crimson" (Night Huntress World #1)--4 Stars
Frost, Jeaniene "Eternal Kiss of Darkness" (Night Huntress World #2)--4 Stars
Frost, Jeaniene "This Side of the Grave" (Night Huntress #5)--4 Stars
Frost, Jeaniene "One for the Money" (Night Huntress novella)--3 Stars
Frost, Jeaniene "Happily Never After" (Night Huntress novella)--3.5 Stars
Gaffney, Patricia "Wild at Heart"--4 Stars
Granger, John "Harry Potter Smart Talk"--4 Stars
Ione, Larissa "Eternal Rider" (Lords of Deliverance #1)--4.5 Stars
MacGregor, Kinley "Born in Sin" (Brotherhood #3)--5 Stars
Moning, Karen Marie "Bloodfever" (Fever #2)--4 Stars
Moning, Karen Marie "Faefever" (Fever #3)--5 Stars
Moning, Karen Marie "Dreamfever" (Fever #4)--4.5 Stars
Moning, Karen Marie "Shadowfever" (Fever #5)--5 Stars
Showalter, Gena "The Darkest Secret" (Lords of the Underworld #7)--4 Stars
Ward, JR "Lover Unleashed" (Black Dagger Brotherhood #9)--4 Stars

MAY
James, Eloisa "A Fool Again"--4 Stars
Jeffries, Sabrina "How to Woo a Reluctant Lady" (Hellions of Halstead Hall #3)--4 Stars
Kramer, Kieran "Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right" (Impossible Bachelors #2)--3.5 Stars
Lane, Amy "Talker" (Talker #1)--4 Stars
Lane, Amy "Talker's Redemption" (Talker #2)--4 Stars
Singh, Nalini "Stroke of Enticement" (Psy-Changeling novella)--3 Stars
Mallory, Anne "One Night is Never Enough" (Secrets #2)--4 Stars
Mead, Richelle "Succubus Blues" (Georgina Kincaid #1)--4 Stars
Neville, Miranda "The Dangerous Viscount" (Burgundy Club #2)--4 Stars
Robb, JD "Immortal in Death" (In Death #3)--4.5 Stars
Sinclair, Linnea "Games of Command"--5 Stars
Singh, Nalini "Branded by Fire" (Psy-Changeling #6)--5 Stars
Singh, Nalini "Blaze of Memory" (Psy-Changeling #7)--4 Stars
Singh, Nalini "Bonds of Justice" (Psy-Changeling #8)-4 Stars
Stuart, Anne "The Wicked House of Rohan (House of Rohan #0.5)--3 Stars

JUNE
Brockway, Connie "All Through the Night"--5 Stars
Gibson, Rachel "Any Mane of Mine" (Chinooks Hockey #6)--3.5 Stars
March, Ava "Bound by Deception" (Bound #1)--4 Stars
March, Ava "Bound to Him" (Bound #2)--4 Stars
Milan, Courtney "Unlocked" (Turner #1.5)--5 Stars
Quinn, Julia "Just Like Heaven" (Smythe-Smith Quartet #1)--4.5 Stars
Robb, JD "Rapture in Death" (In Death #4)--4.5 Stars
Sexton, Marie "Between Sinners and Saints"--5 Stars
Sexton, Marie "Promises" (Coda #1)--4 Stars
Sexton, Marie "A to Z" (Code #2)--4 Stars
Sexton, Marie "Strawberries for Dessert" (Code #4)--5 Stars
Singh, Nalini "Play of Passion" (Psy-Changeling #9)--4 Stars
Singh, Nalini "Kiss of Snow" (Psy-Changeling #10)--5 Stars
Skye, Joely "Marked" (Shifters #1)--4 Stars
Stuart, Anne "Reckless" (House of Rohan #2)--4 Stars

JULY
Adrian, Lara "Taken by Midnight" (Midnight Breed #8)--4 Stars
Ashley, Jennifer "The Many Sins of Lord Cameron" (Highland Pleasures #3)--4.5 Stars
Chase, Loretta "Silk Is For Seduction"--5 Stars
Draper, Sharon "Out of My Mind"--5 Stars
Dreiling, Vicky "How to Marry a Duke"--4 Stars
Gibson, Rachel "True Love and Other Disasters" (Chinooks Hockey #5)--3 Stars
Heath, Lorraine "Waking Up with a Duke" (London's Greatest Lovers #3)--4.5 Stars
Linden, Caroline "What a Gentleman Wants" (Reece #1)--4 Stars
Maxfield, Z.A. "St. Nacho's" (St. Nacho's #1)--4 Stars
Maxfield, Z.A. "Physical Therapy" (St. Nacho's #2)--4 Stars
Maxfield, Z.A. "Jacob's Ladder" (St. Nacho's #3)--4 Stars
Sexton, Marie "The Letter Z" (Coda #3)--4 Stars
Sexton, Marie "Paris A to Z" (Coda #5)--4.5 Stars
Skye, Joely "Feral" (Shifters #2)--4 Stars
Skye, Joely "Lynx" (Shifters #3)--4 Stars

AUGUST 
Hearne, Kevin "Hounded" (Iron Druid Chronicles #1)--4.5 Stars
Kenyon, Sherrilyn "Retribution" (Dark Hunters #20)--3.5 Stars
March, Ava "Bound Forever" (Bound #3)--4 Stars
March, Ava "Object of His Desires"--4 Stars
March, Ava "Convincing Arthur" (Convincing #1)--4 Stars
Merrow, J.L. "Muscling Through"--4 Stars
Neville, Miranda "The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton" (Burgundy Club #3)--4.5 Stars
Quinn, Devyn "Darkness Descending" (Vampire Armageddon #1)--4.5 Stars
Scott, R.J. "Love Is In the Title" (Love #1)--3.5 Stars
Warren, Tracy Anne "Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed" (Byrons of Braebourne #4)--4 Stars
Wolff, Veronica "Devil's Own" (Clan MacAlpin #2)--4 Stars

SEPTEMBER 
Dare, Tessa "A Night to Surrender" (Spindle Cove #1)--5 Stars
Frost, Jeaniene "One Grave at a Time" (Night Huntress #6)--4 Stars
Kagawa, Julie "The Iron King" (Iron Fey #1)--5 Stars
Kagawa, Julie "Winter's Passage" (Iron Fey #1.5)--4.5 Stars
Kagawa, Julie "The Iron Daughter" (Iron Fey #2)--4.5 Stars
Park, Jessica "Flat Out Love"--5 Stars
Parker, Olivia "To Wed a Wicked Earl" (Devine and Friends #2)--4.5 Stars
Scott, R.J. "Love is in the Hallway" (Love #2)--3.5 Stars
White, Kiersten "Paranormalcy" (Paranormalcy #1)--4.5 Stars

OCTOBER 
Cullinan, Heidi "Dance With Me"--4 Stars
Dessen, Sarah "What Happened to Goodbye"--4 Stars
Guhrke, Laura Lee "Conor's Way"--4 Stars
Kagawa, Julie "The Iron Queen" (Iron Fey #3)--5 Stars
Kagawa, Julie "Summer's Crossing" (Iron Fey #3.5)--4 Stars
Mafi, Tahereh "Shatter Me" (Shatter #1)--4 Stars
March, Ava "Convincing Leopold" (Convincing #2)--4 Stars
Milan, Courtney "Unclaimed" (Turner #2)--5 Stars
Perkins, Stephanie "Lola and the Boy Next Door"--4.5 Stars
Revis, Beth "Across the Universe" (Across the Universe #1)--5 Stars
Roth, Veronica "Divergent" (Divergent #1)--5 Stars
Showalter, Gena "The Darkest Surrender" (Lords of the Underworld #8)--4.5 Stars

NOVEMBER 
Beecroft, Alex "By Honor Betrayed"--3.5 Stars
Bryan, J.L. "Jenny Pox" (The Paranormals #1)--4.5 Stars
Hoyt, Elizabeth "Scandalous Desires" (Maiden Lane #3)--5 Stars
Hunter, C.C. "Born at Midnight" (Shadow Falls #1)--4 Stars
Ione, Larissa "Immortal Rider" (Lords of Deliverance #2)--4.5 Stars
Kagawa, Julie "The Iron Knight" (Iron Fey #4)--5 Stars
Kane, Stacia "Unholy Ghosts" (Downside Ghosts #1)--4 Stars
Kenyon, Sherrilyn "The Guardian" (Dark Hunter #21)--4 Stars
Kluger, Steve "Almost Like Being in Love"--4.5 Stars
Meyer, Marissa "Cinder" (Lunar Chronicles #1)--5 Stars
Rigaud, Heather Lynn "Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star"--4 Stars

DECEMBER
Asher, Jay "Thirteen Reasons Why"--4.5 Stars
Crutcher, Chris "Whale Talk"--4.5 Stars
Dare, Tessa "Once Upon a Winter's Eve" (Spindle Cove #1.5)--4 Stars
Fox, Harper "Winter Knights"--3.5 Stars
Grant, Cecilia "A Lady Awakened" (Blackshear Family #1)--4 Stars
James, E.L. "Fifty Shades of Grey" (Fifty Shades #1)--4.5 Stars
James, Eloisa "Winning the Wallflower" (Fairytales #2.5)--4.5 Stars
Kane, Stacia "Unholy Magic" (Downside Ghosts #2)--4.5 Stars
Lanyon, Josh "Lone Star"--3 Stars
LaZepnik, Claire "Epic Fail"--4 Stars
March, Ava "My True Love Gave to Me"--4 Stars
Mitchell, K.A. "The Christmas Proposition"--3 Stars

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