Saturday, January 14, 2012

Books of 2011

Last year, I reviewed books that I had read in 2010.
I always enjoying reading what others are reading and their reviews of them on their blogs,
so here is my list.  Now, this isn't exactly a list of books in 2011.  I have read a lot of these in 2012 already, but they are fresh in my mind and I figure it's close enough.  I have been enjoying reading on maternity leave and also enjoying my new Kindle Fire.  I also love that I can get books on my Kindle from my library!  It makes it easy to try out lots of new books! :)

The Art of Racing in the Rain
I liked this book.  Didn't love it as much as I thought I would after reading raving reviews on it, but it was still good.  I found myself thinking about what my own dog might be thinking while reading this book since the book is told from the perspective of a dog.

I read this after hearing that it was similar to The Hunger Games which I loved (more on those later).
This book was wonderful and although it had some similarities to The Hunger Games, it is different and just as good.  The only bad thing- the next book doesn't come out until this spring! 

I keep saying that I'm done reading her books, but I just can't resist.
This is a new series for Karen Kingsbury, but still has all the same characters in it.  It was a typical Karen Kingsbury books and I will probably be reading the other books in the series just to see what happens.

Kindred Spirits
This book was just okay for me.  I didn't love it, but it wasn't bad either.

Between Sisters
This is the first book that I have read written by Kristin Hannah.  I really enjoyed her writing and plan on reading a few more books by her.  This book started a little slow, but quickly picked up and connected the characters in ways that I didn't expect at first.  An enjoyable read!


The Girl in the Blue Beret
 This book had good reviews and I always love World War II stories, but I was not impressed by this book.  It was slow and went off on different stories often, but most of all I hated how it ended.  I kept looking for another chapter, but it was just done.

Sisterhood Everlasting
  If you have read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books, you need to read this one.  It was a quick read and a good story involving all of the characters that I came to love in the traveling pants series.

The Hunger Games
Loved this series!  I know most of you have already read these books, but if you haven't, you really should try them!  I can't wait for the movie to come out this spring.

The Ape House
I had hopes that I would like this book as much as I liked Water for Elephants.  Unfortunately, that wasn't the case.  However, it was still a good book and worth the read.

I also read a few other books that I got free on Amazon and really aren't worth a review. :)

Any recommendations for books to read this year?

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