Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Favorites Of Twenty Eleven by Jessica

I felt it was necessary to cover this, since a lot of people are doing top ten lists and the like. This is my first real blogging year and let me tell ya, it's been quite a ride! I've probably read more this year than I have in years past. I've also met some amazing book bloggers and authors in the last year. I've also taken on two writing projects, one over the summer (that I'm still working on), and National Novel Writing Month. All in all, it's been so much fun and so rewarding. <3

Here's a little breakdown of things that I've done this year, and some of my favorite things...


I read my first Jane Austen novel

(Persuasion, click the link to read my review; it's been one of my favorite adaptations and I am so glad to have finally read it!)


I read my first Kathy Reichs novel

(Deja Dead, click the link to read my review; after years of Bones obsession, it's great to finally see where it all started, even if it is completely different!)


I participated in Banned Books Week

(I read Twenty Boy Summer in honor of it, click the link to read my review; I've always felt strongly about Banned Books Week so it was amazing to be part of it while in the book blog community)


I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time

(NaNo was an awesome experience, I'll never forget it. And I won!)


I did a guest post for the first time

(Thanks to the awesome Alison Can Read for letting me talk about Twilight jewelry)


I bought a Nook and discovered amazing Indie Authors

(Like Cindy C. Bennett [Heart On A Chain], Liz Reinhardt [Double Clutch], and many more)


I discovered the awesomeness that is dystopian novels

(Lauren Oliver's Delirium started it all)


I also read some powerful, life-changing, and just awesome novels I'll never forget

(Kirsten Hubbard's Wanderlove, Jandy Nelson's The Sky Is Everywhere, Nina LaCour's Hold Still, Madeleine L'Engle's And Both Were Young, Marie Landry's Blue Sky Days, Kody Keplinger's The Duff, and many more, listed above and reviewed on my blog, I just don't have enough space to post more pictures and gush about it all!)


There are so many more awesome books that I read and reviewed, but this is just a little sampling of my favorites.

What were your favorites from 2011? Please share in the comments!



  1. This is my first year in blogging too and I can't tell you it's been a real eye opener. Before I started reading blogs and writing my own, I honestly thought that there were no good books left out there. Ignorance really is bliss (sort of!). I think 2011 will forever be the year I discovered The Hunger Games and needed to vent/blab to someone so I started a blog. Oh and also the year I participated in my first NaNoWriMo. Which I am still recovering from! It's been a fantastic year and I'm glad to have made blogging friends like you Jessica!

  2. Persuasion is one of my favorite Austen novels! The other is Sense and Sensibility.

  3. Lan: I'm so glad I became friends with you too! It's great to find such awesome people who love books and writing. ^_^

    Molli: Yes! Definitely! :)

    Colleen: I'll probably read Sense and Sensibility within the next couple years. :)


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