Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 10 best books of 2011

2011 has been an amazing year. I started bookblogging, wrote half a novel for NaNoWriMo, tied many new things, got many amazing memories and read a lot of books. I've read 69 books and only have a few pages left in the book I'm currently reading, so I'm going to accomplish my goal of reading 70 books, even though I've had many no-reading periods!

Of those 70 books, I've tried to make a list of the 10 best books. The books that were the most special, beautiful and just awesome. The ones that instantly pop to my head when I think about the books I've read this year.

10. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

I'd heard a lot of good things about this series before I decided to pick it up this summer. All of the books were amazing, with a lot of action, romance and paranormal creatures. It was a paranormal romance that had so much more than the rest of the books in this genre, which gives it a place in this list. Also, team Simon all the way!

9. Wither by Lauren DeStafano

With this amazing cover and tons of five star reviews I just had to read it, and got a beautiful story about love, sacrifice and hope. This is a special dystopian that everyone has to read.

8. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

A beautiful, heartbreaking tale that I love every single page of. I want more of these historical books about had and sad times, it shows how you never should stop hoping, things will eventually get better.

7. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

This is a book that I was really excited to read. My expectations were high, and fortunately, I just couldn't stop reading the book when I got it. It was really good. I want to see more YA science fiction!

6. Enclave by Ann Aguirre

I just loved this book. The fighting scenes were so good, the monsters scary and the world they lived in terrifying.

5. Feed by Mira Grant

An adult zombie book where bloggers are the new news-people, and big celebrities. Amazing characters, an original concept and different writing got this book a fifth place.

4. Cirkeln by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergman Elfgren

Yes, I'm going to put a Swedish book into this list. But don't worry, it's going to be released in English next June (more about that later). This book has been really been one of the most talked about books this year here in Sweden. It's been sold to 27 countries, the movie rights have been sold, as well as the right to do an American remake! And I really can see where the hype is coming from, this book is just brilliant.

3. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

I read this book in one day, on breaks, in class and when I should be doing other important stuff. It was so good that I couldn't put it down for even a few seconds. It made me, literally, both laugh out loud and cry, sometimes at the same time. 

2. Looking for Alaska by John Green

This book is just pure awesomeness. Just read it, you'll understand.

1. The Gone series by Michael Grant

We're finally at number one, and which other books would it be, if not the Gone series by Michael Grant. Nothing can compare to the greatness of these books. The action, the writing, the characters, the scary stuff, the mysteries .. I love everything about these books.


  1. Svar: Jag håller verkligen med dig! Man vill helst inte vara utan omslaget för boken ser trist ut, men själva omslaget blir så himla lätt förstört när man har det på. Det där med att de ser snygga ut i hyllan när man har omslag håller jag också med om. Och jag håller med om det där med pocketböckerna också. De kan ju till och med vara förstörda i kanterna direkt när man får hem dem och det är inte alls roligt!

  2. Wihhi, jag är också Team Simon. Jace, kan slänga sig i väggen när det gäller Clary och Simon,trots att jag gillar Clary och Jace stunderna. Blev så ledsen när jag läste om Simon i City of Ashes, men som tur så räddade Clare honom, skulle inte ha fortsatt läsa serien annars, kanske men inte med lika stor glädje. Ska läsa City of Glass efter att ha läst Divergent eller en bok av Safrean Foer.