Friday, December 30, 2011

something beautiful: most beautiful books of 2011

via google images

and when I say 2011, I mean a compilation of my favorite books I've ever read up until today.  and then, since we'll be all caught up, next year will be the list of all of my favorites from 2012 only.

anyway, without further ado, here are my all time faves.  enjoy!

the hiding place. corrie ten boom.
a short guide to a happy life. anna quindlen
jane eyre.  charlotte bronte. 
(and while I'm here, you've GOT to see the new movie (jane eyre). swoon.)
for all eternity. john lund.
cane river. lalita tademy.
the help. kathryn stockett.
hunger games trilogy.  suzanne collins. (I know, I'm sick.)
the guernsey literary and potato peel society. annie barrows.
intuitive eating. evelyn tribole and elyse resch.
pride and prejudice. jane austin.
a christmas carol. charles dickens.
to kill a mockingbird. harper lee.

all time fails of 2011:

life of pi. yann martel.
ender's game. orson scott card.

(i know, everyone goes crazy over that last one.  but it was awful.  and I never read books that I end up wishing I hadn't!)

because this blog is designed to bring to you what is real, I'd love to hear your opinions also!  did you hate any books that I loved?  why?  and what was it about ender's game that you loooooved?


  1. Have you heard of The Maze Runner by James Dashner? It's a trilogy and it kind of has like a Hunger Gamesish theme. I've read the first one and its not bad. I haven't read Jane Eyre but I'm going to now :)

  2. i'm just starting to read "Wildwood Chronicles" and it is gettin' good. Plus the illustrations are adorable.

  3. you hated life of pi?! i just finished it today, and thought it was one of the most beautiful stories i've ever read. and being a literature major, that's saying something! hahah. i loved his voice, pi's love of God, and martel's urging to have his readers simply believe in God. loved loved loved.
    ps: screw ender's game. it was good in 7th grade, but let's move on and upward.