This year I caught up on a lot of James Patterson books that I'd been behind on. None of them were really all that special, but I just can't give them up. They're perfect beach reads if you like a mystery you can easily finish in a weekend. If you read Patterson, I think you'll enjoy them, otherwise I don't really recommend them. Other than that I read a lot of wonderful books that I would highly suggest you read. Overall I managed to read 27 books this year.
Here they are (not necessarily in order):
My Top 5 of 2011:
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: I finally finished this series in 2011, and I'm so glad I stuck with it. Although the first book was kind of hard to get through, I loved the second one, and the last one was absolutely wonderful. I know this series isn't for everyone, but it you can make it through the first half of Dragon Tattoo, you won't be sorry you stuck with it.
Bossypants: One night I was reading this book in bed and got to laughing so hard that I was crying. I literally could not stop laughing, and CAhusband thought I'd really lost it. I highly recommend this quick and hysterical read!
Catching Fire and Mockingjay: I don't know why I put off finishing this series, I guess I just didn't want it to end. If you haven't read the Hunger Games series yet, I suggest you do in 2012!
Divergent: This was my very last book of 2011. If you loved Hunger Games you will love this book. I couldn't put it down and read it in 2 days.
These are all wonderful reads that I'd recommend to anyone!
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
Save Me by Lisa Scottoline
House Rules by Jodi Picoult
Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
Now, I want you to let me know what your favorites were this year. I'm already assembling my list for 2012, and would love to hear what I'm missing out on.
Here's my 2010 list in case you're interested.