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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Armchair BEA, Day 2: Best of 2011

Today is the second day in our Armchair BEA series post, and the topic for today is "Best of 2011". Here's our list (in no order) of some of our favorite YA books that we've read so far this year. Each of the books listed are ones that have all been released in 2011.

There's been a lot of fabulous books we've read this year, and I always find it hard creating a list of "Top Tens" or in this case "Top Twelve" reads. I feel there are so many books that deserve to be in the spotlight. There are many more favorites of ours that are not listed here, but you can see our complete list of highly recommended 2011 reads here and here. You can also view all the books we've reviewed this year so far by visiting our Book Review list.

Here's a list of upcoming YA releases we're looking forward to reading/reviewing:

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton (5/24/2011)
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross (5/24/2011)

Possession by Elana Johnson (6/7/2011)
Blood Red Road by Moira Young (6/7/2011)
Hereafter by Tara Hudson (6/7/2011)
Hourglass by Myra McEntire (6/14/2011)
Demon's Surrender by Sarah Brees Brennan (6/14/2011)
Passion by Lauren Kate (6/14/2011)
Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter (6/21/2011)

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray (7/5/2011)
Luminous by Dawn Metcalf (7/72011)
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (7/12/2011)
Wildefire by Karsten Knight (7/26/2011)
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer (7/26/2011)
Supernaturally by Kiersten White (7/26)2011

Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough (8/1/2011)
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (8/2/2011)
Hunted by DJ DeSmyter (9/9/2011)
Nocturne by Christine Johnson (8/23/2011)
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel (8/23/2011)
Misfit by Jon Skovron

Vanish by Sophie Jordan (9/6/2011)
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (9/6/2011)
Fateful by Claudia Grey (9/13/2011)
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton (9/27/2011)
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (9/27/2011)
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (9/29/2011)
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (9/29/2011)

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick (10/4/2011)
Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison (10/11/2011)
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (10/18/2011)
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (10/18/2011)

Crossed by Ally Condie (11/1/2011)
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting (11/15/2011)

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (12/6/2011)
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey (12/8/2011)
Savage Grace by Bree Despain (12/27/2011)

What are some of our favorite reads so far in 2011 from books that have been released? If I had to add not yet released titles, this post would be huge. 2011 is a huge year for releases.

Please be sure to visit the Armchair BEA post for a list of all the bloggers taken part into today's Best of 2011 post.


  1. So glad to see Divergent on people's lists!! I'm going to read that this week :)

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  2. So many cool books on that list. Loved Clockwork Angel, so I'm excited about C. Prince!

    And of course, Delirium is my Best of 2011.

  3. In 2009 I decided to step away reviewing for publishers and publicists. I felt like I was losing my focus and drifting from my mission statement of sharing the joys of reading. Call it taking a librarian's approach to blogging. Come see what I mean.

  4. Lah- It's a fantastic read!!!

    Ella- I agree! D and CA are fabulous read and we can't wait to read CP.

    Pussreboots- I like your post and I can understand that. It's easy to get overly consumed with books and requests. It can be hard to keep that happy medium of loving what you're doing and reading and not feel like it's an obligation. I love reading and reviewing books, in doing so I enjoy helping various authors and publishers promote their books. I've learned it's okay to say no to requests. I have to schedule time in to read and I want to make sure that, that time is spent on a book I'm going to love and want to promote.

  5. Amazingly, I have not read any of those books yet! I feel like a failure. Most of them are on my TBR list though. Thanks for the amazing list :) I agree, I cannot wait for Clockwork Prince. I read Clockwork Angel as an ARC ages ago and have been waiting forever!

    Here are my favorites in 2011!

  6. Lots of great reads! I just listed a few that came straight to mind. Happy ABEA and Reading :)

  7. I'm sad the lost locket isnt on there by lisa magnum

  8. Devan- thank you!

    Melissa- this list is of books we've read & upcoming releases we are looking forward to. It's not a completr list of all the YA releases for 2011. Lisa's series is in our ever growing pile of to read books. I hope to read it soon.

  9. Ooh, I can't wait to read Wildefire either! :]

  10. Great books on your list. One on your list to read that I loved was Possession. My daughter did too. So much so that she wouldn't share it. Hope you like it too.