I have been looking forward to doing this post for WEEKS! Yes, I know it is a lot of work to go through everything I have posted in 2011, but as of late I have been thinking “Dang. I have read some great books lately!” That leaves me wondering about all the books I have read this year that I am not even recalling right now but truly probably need a SHOUT OUT as the best of the year…. I also… may occasionally label a bad post… or an UGH. 😛
Join me now as we jump on the internet express and go back back back to…. (all pics are clickable and lead back to the posts/reviews)
Good: Yes it was a COLD Minnesota January when I finally caved and allowed myself a listen of an audio about a dog. I had no idea that choice would leave me raving the rest of the year about it! 😀
Good: If Shiver was impressive, Linger was icing on the cake. A worthy second to this trilogy and best book of January.
Best Meandering post(s) of January:
When reading Habits Just Get Embarrassing!
Good: This is where you recommended to me GREAT audio!
Good: This is the audio that made me very impressed with Anita Shreve. Best audio of February!
Good: A Tiger in The Kitchen was such an EXCELLENT read!
Bad: Pro? Con? Why or why not?
Morning Meanderings…. The New Classics (a list from Entertainment Weekly of what the new classics are)
Good: I cant help it – if you are looking for good audio – look no further than the Harry Potter books narrated by Stephen Fry or Jim Dale
Good: What started out as a review to cook by for a book (coming out this March 2012!) turned out to be a pretty delicious read as well.
Good: Polar Plunge… this pic is before I hit the water….
Ugh: Morning Meanderings…. BUSTED by the snoring husband
Good: Audio love – this one rocked and the movie did too!
Good: I heard about it… I coveted it, and then I read it. Just as good as I had hoped. BEST of April!
Good: What is your most treasured book?
Bad: I don’t care what cha all think of her…. I just don’t like her. 😛
Good: Audio book for May…
Sadly (BAD) no book stood out for me to call best of May 2011….. (this was also probably the month I read the least)
Good: Dinner with author Beth Hoffman (CeeCee Honeycutt) while in New York
Good: Reagan (Miss Remmer’s Reviews) and I run the Info booth at BEA…..
Fantastic audio! I almost fell off the lawn mower laughing!
First book I read entirely on my NOOK and best read of June!
UGH: 2 weeks after I return from BEA I seriously wipe out on my bike
Good: A week after the bike injury I take a girls road trip to Chicago with my peeps 😀
Good: E Readers YAY or NAY discussion
A great book bloggers get together in New York for dinner!
Good: Dinner with Adriana Trigianni in New York
Good: Valued info I learned at the Book Blogger Con
Good and UGH: The post where I made a you tube video of me being the Crocodile Hunter 😯
Good: Fantastic memoir audio about food and more food!
Bad: And again… no book that stood out in July
Good: Danielle wins my Harry Potter VLOG contest!
Good: Warrior Dash!!!
Good: Our book club chooses a new Queen
Good: If you loved the book… you will love love the audio!
Good: Awesome read!
Good: A week at AIDS camp
Bookies 10 year anniversary!!!!
Good: Awesome audio of the month!
Good: This series is so fantastic I must insist you read it!
Good: The second in the series and just as fantastic as the first!
Good: Certainly you have heard of this one… on audio, read by Jim Dale? Fantastic!
Good: Incredible read
Bookies classic review night
Bad: We had to put our puppy of 15 years down 😦
Good: This was so interesting!
Good: Rounding out the series nicely – I applaud Patrick Ness
This was such an amazing non fiction read!
Good: Audio at its best!!!!
This was not the best audio of the month, but if I had listened to this any other month it would have beat out the other audio.
Fantastic dystopia read!
Great discussion post
So in recap here are the books of the year:
and the audio:
and over all.. best of the best:
Do you have a “best of” for the year? I would love to hear what it is!