My favourite books of 2011

The books listed here were not necessarily released in 2011, but read in 2011. You can read reviews of many of the books I’ve read over at ASif! or sometimes on Goodreads, which is where I keep track these days. I read over 400 books during the year – many of them for children or young adults, but if it weren’t for Goodreads, I don’t know how I’d remember them all!

So, which did I like best?

Marvel Runaways (graphic novels) – read on Tansy’s recommendation, and really great stuff.

The Vorkosigan Saga (reread and blogged with Alex)

Love and Romanpunk by Tansy Rayner Roberts (a Twelve Planets collection)

Eona: the last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman

The Shattered City by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Teeth: vampire tales edited by Ellen Datlow

Happy as Larry by Scot Gardner

Treachery in Death and New York to Dallas by JD Robb

The Fitzosbornes in Exile by Michelle Cooper

Deadline by Mira Grant

Toppling by Sally Murphy

Henry Hoey Hobson by Christine Bongers

Chicks Dig Timelords edited by Lynne M Thomas and Tara O’Shea

Songs of Love and Death edited by George RR Martin

Debris by Jo Anderton

Bad Power by Deborah Biancotti (a Twelve Planets collection)

Steampunk! An anthology of fantastically rich and strange stories edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J Grant

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

This is a pretty long list, derived almost entirely from cross-checking those books I gave five stars to on Goodreads in 2011. However, if you check out my Goodreads, you’ll note that there are hundreds of unstarred books – these are CBCA judging books and I have not included my favourites from those here, because it’s an ongoing judging process. There are some VERY excellent books in the mix though, and I look forward to starring them later this year!

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