Thursday, December 29, 2011

Booking Through Thursday: Favorites of 2011

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Today's Question: What were your favorite books of 2011?

Unless something changes between now and midnight on Saturday-here are the best of the best for 2011.

I read a lot of good books this year...I don't quite have enough 5 star books for a full ten and I have more 4 1/2 star books than needed. So, I'm just going to give you all the 5 stars and all the 4 1/2 stars and go over the limit. Click titles for reviews. Here they are in order of appearance:

Five Star Books
1. Shroud of Darkness by E. C. R. Lorac
2. What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper by Paula Marantz Cohen
3. Howards End Is on the Landing by Susan Hill
4. That Day in September by Artie Van Why
5. Kathleen by Christopher Morley
6. Shatterday by Harlan Ellison

Four 1/2 Star Books
7. The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen
Time to Be in Earnest: a fragment of autobiography by P. D. James
9. Cordially Invited to Meet Death by Rex Stout
10. Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
11. Death in the Garden by Elizabeth Ironside
12. The Last Defender of Camelot by Roger Zelazny
13. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

14. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
15. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
16. India Black & the Widow of Windsor by Carol K. Carr


Unknown said...

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox is really good :)

Here's mine:

CMash said...

With the amount of books you read, I thought you would have quite a few books on your list.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox...and I want to read What Alice Knew....

Here's MY BTT POST and