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):
- The Zero Knot by K.Z. Snow
- The Locker Room by Amy Lane
- Paper Planes by M. Jules Aedin
- Hot Head by Damon Suede
- Barging In by Josephine Myles
Favorite New-to-Me Author:
Favorite Free Book:
Whitetail Rock by Anne Tenino
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
Kindred Hearts by Rowan Speedwell
Favorite Science Fiction/Futuristic:
18% Gray by Anne Tenino
More by Sloan Parker
Sleeping Stone by Alexa Snow
Dirty Kiss by Rhys Ford
Flesh series by Ethan Stone
So what about you all? Any favorites this year you want to share?