Hi everyone!  This has been a great reading year for me and I am so excited to be able to share my love of books, and especially romance, with you all.  Here is my year end favorites list.  I called it 2011 Favorite Books, but actually this is technically Favorites of April-December since that is when I started tracking my reading.  I read about 135 books during that time. Many of these are not reviewed on the blog since I didn’t launch Joyfully Jay until September.

As with all my lists, these are my favorites that I read during this time, not that were published this year.

It was hard to pick an absolute favorite, so I chose three.

Top Three Books of 2011:

(these are in no particular order)

All three of these books totally moved me, were very hot and romantic, and left a lasting impression all year.  They are all most highly recommended.

In addition my top picks, I had so many books I really liked, I also chose some in a bunch of different categories as well.  In some cases I couldn’t choose so I have more than one.

Top Contemporaries (again, in no order):

Favorite New-to-Me Author:
Josephine Myles
Anne Tenino

Favorite Free Book:

Whitetail Rock by Anne Tenino

Favorite Virgin Hero Story:
My Fair Captain by J.L. Langley
The Closer You Get by L.A. Witt

Favorite Paranormal:
Blacque/Bleu by Belinda McBride
With or Without series by J.L. Langley

Favorite Series (that I read entirely this year):
PsyCops series by Jordan Castillo Price

Favorite Historical:
Kindred Hearts by Rowan Speedwell

Favorite Science Fiction/Futuristic:

18% Gray by Anne Tenino

Favorite Menage:
More by Sloan Parker
Sleeping Stone by Alexa Snow

Favorite Police/Detective:
Dirty Kiss by Rhys Ford
Flesh series by Ethan Stone

So what about you all? Any favorites this year you want to share?

FILED UNDER: Annual Favorites