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A Year’s Worth of Books: What I Read in 2011

Reflecting back on the past year, I see that 2011 was full of books in my house, as you can probably see. Weekly trips to the library, lots of hours traveling, late nights in bed glued to a book.

In case you’d like some book recommendations, I thought I’d share with you what I read in 2011. It’s quite a lot after all. I particularly enjoyed Young Adult novels last year. I found them gripping and wildly entertaining. I like the kind of book that impossible to put down and Young Adult novels usually provided that for me.

I read lots of series. I tend to get obsessed with books and I like when the story isn’t over after just one book, so I deliberately searched for stories that offered more than one book.

Several of these series already had a head start on me with many books to offer, while others left me with much to look forward to in 2012 as the authors release their sequels.

If you would like to see my ratings of the books, check out my Goodreads profile. I have a whole shelf devoted to my 2011 books. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I enjoyed them all for different reasons.

Note: I read a few more than listed here but they either didn’t earn a mention or they weren’t part of a series.

Heroes of Olympus

Book 1: The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan
Book 2: The Son of Neptune, by Rick Riordan

The Iron Fey

Book 1: The Iron King, by Julie Kagawa
Book 1.5: Winter’s Passage, by Julie Kagawa
Book 2: The Iron Daughter, by Julie Kagawa
Book 3: The Iron Queen, by Julie Kagawa
Book 3.5: Summer’s Crossing, by Julie Kagawa

The Mortal Instruments

Book 1: City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare
Book 2: City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare
Book 3: City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare
Book 4: City of Fallen Angels, by Cassandra Clare

The Infernal Devices

Book 1: Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare
Book 2: Clockwork Prince, by Cassandra Clare

The Chronicles of Nick

Book 1: Infinity: The Chronicles of Nick, by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Book 2: Invincible: The Chronicles of Nick, by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Book 1: The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan
Book 2: The Dead-Tossed Waves, by Carrie Ryan
Book 3: The Dark and Hollow Places, by Carrie Ryan

The Seven Kingdoms

Book 1: Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
Book 2: Fire, by Kristin Cashore

The Wolves of Mercy Falls

Book 1: Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater
Book 2: Linger, by Maggie Stiefvater
Book 3: Forever, by Maggie Stiefvater

The Trylle Trilogy

Book 1: Switched, by Amanda Hocking
Book 2: Torn, by Amanda Hocking
Book 3: Ascend, by Amanda Hocking


Book 1: Matched, by Ally Condie
Book 2: Crossed, by Ally Condie

Maze Runner

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Book 1: The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
Book 2: The Scorch Trials, by James Dashner


Book 1: Enclave, by Ann Aguirre


Book 1: Delirium, by Lauren Oliver

The Chemical Garden Trilogy

Book 1: Wither, by Lauren DeStefano


Book 1: Divergent, by Veronica Roth

What books did you enjoy in 2011?

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