Sunday, September 26, 2010

Top 5 of 2011

For a nifty little giveaway challenge, Princess Bookie is asking us to pick our top 5 most anticipated novels of 2011. This is a super hard list for me to craft so I'm probably going to have to throw in some runner-ups at the bottom. I have to be fair to all the wonderful lovely books coming out!

1) Angelfire by Allison Courtney Moulten- I was instantly intrigued by this cover and hooked by the summer. I'm always down for an angel story and a kick butt heroine to go on top of that is just icing on the cake. What really pushed my excitement over the edge was visiting the author's site and seeing her drawings of her characters. I thought it was a really fun way to generate a bit of buzz and felt like an "extra".

2) Wither by Lauren DeStefano- Again, this was a love at first cover sight but upon reading the summary I knew I needed this book like oxygen. I've been really intrigued by the rise of dystopian novels that create such high stakes for the main characters and this is one that I think does. I really want to know how the main character is going to get out of the predicament she's in.

3) Where She Went by Gayle Forman- If I Stay was one of my top five favorite novels since I read it a year ago. It was beautiful, poignant and changed the way I looked at the world. Forman's writing was flawless and I can't wait to get back into that world and figure out what's happened to Mia.

4) Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris- I love Carrie Harris's blog. I can always drop by there and have my day brightened by the randomness that goes on in her fabulous head. So of course, I know her debut novel is going to be no different. I love the cover and adore that the novel's main character is a smart girl who's in to science. What's not to pine for?

5) Divergent by Veronica Roth- The summary knocked me on my butt and had me gripping my desk for me. I need to dive into this world where people are separated by what they choose to be and see how it's going to effect this character. Again, the stakes are great in this one and I can't wait to find out where they are going to lead me!

Runners up:

  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Across The Universe by Beth Revis
  • Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston
  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
And there are many more!


  1. Ha! Ours are pretty similar! Your #'s 1 & 2 were my runners up! :)
    I can't wait for next year!

  2. I chose like 10 runners-up. XD OMG! I forgot to include WITHER! WTH. Great list.

  3. Oh, Gosh! I can't wait for these too! I just love the crazy awesome covers on them. Cant. Wait.

  4. Such gorgeous covers! Especially Wither which made it on to my list largely because of its cover-haha.

  5. Divergent and Where She Went are in my top 5! Really love the cover of Wither as well. :)

  6. Wither and Across the Universe have me very intrigued as well. It's definitely a challenge to pick just 5. I like how you posted the runners up.

  7. Thanks for picking my book, and you've totally made my day with the blog related compliments. In fact, I think I'll walk around today saying to random people: "My head is FABULOUS!"

    You read my blog, so you know I'll do it.

  8. Such great picks, I'm so excited for Wither, Angelfire, Delirium and Unearthly! And they all have such beautiful covers too, I can't wait to get my hands on them!


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