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Monday, January 2, 2012

MBS Favorite Books Read in 2011

I had a great year of reading with the majority of the books falling in the 4 plus range. In these favorites you may note that I recommend Authors as much as specific books!
This is to share for general and for one of my 2012 Challenges. 
HERE ARE MY TOP RECOMMENDATIONS of Favorite reads from 2011 - They are in no particular order.


1.  Paranormal SciFi Romance: The Project Universe series by Pauline Baird Jones.  I recommend you start in order with Book 1, The Key. (I have not yet posted all of my reviews of these except for the short story in Dreamspell Steampunk; I'm linking as they are posted.)
Steampunk; overall rating 4.25; my rating for Steam Time by Pauline Baird Jones 4.5.



2. Awesome writing and different plot: 
by Tom McNeal; 
Fiction; my rating 5.0.


3. Fun Steampunk - start with book one in the series! I love this series on audio.
Audible Soulless 
by Gail Carriger; 
Paranormal, Steampunk; my rating 5.0.



4. I really enjoy this Author and loved the Study Series!
by Maria V. Snyder; 
Sci Fi, Dystopia; my rating 4.75.



5. Encouraging and motivational:
Audiobook Review: Working it Out by Abby Rike; Motivational; my rating 5.0. 




Five more to make the top ten (although it was hard to willow down the field):
  1. Holy Guacamole by Dan and Denise Harmer; Inspirational Comedy Adventure; my rating 5.0. 
  2. Cover Me by Catherine Mann; Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.75. 
  3. Making Waves by Tawna Fenske; Romantic Comedy; my rating 4.75.
  4. Audible Linger by Maggie Stiefvater; Paranormal Romance, YA; my rating 4.75.
  5. Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson; Mystery; my rating 4.5. 
Oh - I am adding two more:  Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor; Fantasy; my rating 4.5.
and Divergent - which I haven't reviewed yet.

AND:  Here is the list of all of the books I rated 4.75 and 5.0 from the 251 books I read in 2011.
There are wonderful books to pick from in different genres!  My full reading list for 2011 can be found HERE.
  1. The Sherlockian by Graham Moore; Mystery; my rating 4.75.
  2. To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick; Historical Fiction; my rating 4.75.
  3. House Divided (America Libre Trilogy) by Raul Ramos y Sanchez; Fiction, Political Thriller; my rating 4.75.
  4. Welcome to Last Chance by Hope Ramsay; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.75.
  5. I Am The Chosen King by Helen Hollick; Historical Fiction; my rating 5.0. 
  6. Audible Inside Out (Harlequin Teen) of by Maria V. Snyder; Sci Fi, Dystopia; my rating 4.75.
  7. Audible Outside In (Harlequin Teen) by Maria V. Snyder; YA Dystopia; my rating 4.75.
  8. Shiver of Fear by Roxanne St. Claire; Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.75. 
  9. Audio Maeve Binchy Collection; Women's Fiction; my rating 4.75. 
  10. Face of Danger by Roxanne St. Claire; Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.75.
  11. Holy Guacamole by Dan and Denise Harmer; Inspirational Comedy Adventure; my rating 5.0. 
  12. SEALed Forever by Mary Margaret Daughtridge; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.75.
  13. Audible Soulless by Gail Carriger; Paranormal, Steampunk; my rating 5.0.
  14. The Soldier by Grace Burrowes; Historical Romance; my rating 5.0.
  15. Audible Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb; Crime Thriller; my rating 4.75.
  16. To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal; Fiction; my rating 5.0.
  17. Changeless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel, Book 2 by Gail Carriger; Paranormal Romance/Steampunk; my rating 4.75.
  18. Audible Iron Kissed: Mercy Thompson, Book 3; by Patricia Briggs; Paranormal - Werewolves; my rating 4.75.
  19. Cover Me by Catherine Mann; Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.75.
  20. Making Waves by Tawna Fenske; Romantic Comedy; my rating 4.75.
  21. Audiobook Review: Working it Out by Abby Rike; Motivational; my rating 5.0. 
  22. Audible Blameless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel by Gail Carriger; Paranormal Romance/Steampunk; my rating 4.75.
  23. Steamrolled by Pauline Baird Jones; Sci Fi Romance; my rating 4.75.
  24. Heartless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth by Gail Carriger; Paranormal Romance/Steampunk; my rating 4.75.
  25. Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee; Fantasy; my rating 4.75. 
  26. Audible Vengeance in Death by J.D. Robb; Crime Thriller; my rating 4.75. 
  27. Audio All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen; Mystery Suspense;  my rating 4.75.
  28. Paper Angels by Billy Coffey; Inspirational; my rating 4.75. 
  29. Audible Divergent by Veronica Roth; Dystopia; my rating 4.75.
  30. Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces  by Roy Peter Clark; Nonfiction, Self-Improvement; my rating 5.0.
  31. Audible Linger by Maggie Stiefvater; Paranormal Romance, YA; my rating 4.75.

1 comment:

  1. I see a lot of books on that list I want to read. I want to let you know I received "In Winter's Shadow" and the Dogma calendar in the mail. Thank you! Wishing you a great 2012 :)

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