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Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Mundie Moms Favorites: Top Reads of 2011

It's the last day of 2011 and the last day of our 2011 Mundie Moms Favorites! This year was a stellar year for YA book releases. We've gone on adventures back in time, we've time traveled, gone to futuristic cities, fell in love with beautifully rewritten fairy tale classics, spent time with wolves, vampires, angels and our favorites, the Shadowhunters. There's many more adventures we've taken and new characters we've met this year that we've completely fallen in love with.

Here's our Favorite Books of 2011:

Katie: (I couldn't pick ten or even eleven for that matter. I figured since I read a little over 250 books this year I could get away with posting 22).

  1. Clockwork Princes & City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  3. Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
  4. The Iron Queen & The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
  5. The Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
  6. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
  7. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  8. The Girl of Fire & Thorns by Rae Carson
  9. Between The Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  10. HEREAFTER by Tara Hudson
  11. Red Glove by Holly Black
  12. Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
  13. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
  14. The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
  15. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
  16. Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
  17. Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
  18. Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren
  19. Lola & The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  20. DIE FOR ME by Amy Plum
  21. Vanish by Sophie Jordan
  22. Supernaturally by Kiersten White
  23. Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink


  1. Lola & the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  2. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
  3. The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
  4. Red Glove by Holly Black
  5. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
  6. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  7. Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
  8. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
  9. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  10. Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren

These are just a few of the books we've fallen in love with this. There are many more wonderful books we'd highly recommend picking up and you can see all of this year favorites under our 2011 Mundie Moms Favorites posts, and check out for 2011 Favorites for:
Thank you so much for following this fun, end of year series of posts. We've enjoyed reading what some of your favorites were from this year. Please leave us a comment and tell us what your all time favorite reads from this year were.


  1. So many great books. I actually didn't do any favorite posts because I am so indecisive I could never pick my tops of anything. Thank you for sharing, and Happy New Year!!

  2. Great list of books and WTG Katie on the book reading. I didn't even reach 100. I should finish book 97 today. Hubby working out of town during the week has hindered my availability to read - taking care of 4 kids alone, is a lot of work. LOL

  3. Amy- It's funny you say that, because it don't like listing books, because I always feel like I leave books off the list, and yet every year I do a list. LOL It really is hard to list all the great books that I read this year.

    Amber- You are a rock star! I don't know how you do it. I've often times had my 2 by myself with my husband working long hours. *bows to your awesomeness* Really if I didn't have such bad insomnia this year there is no way I would have read even close to that many books.

  4. Thanks for sharing all of these lists- I am sure it took time to get them all together and posts made. It was a lot of fun to read and check every day!

    Happy New Year ladies!

  5. I love this list! It's great because I find all the books I want to read through blogger recommedations.

  6. So fun to be a part of MMs and the year end lists -- thank you, again, Katie for all you do and for asking me to be a part of it. Also WOWIE on the sheer volume you've read. Phew. Way to go, Mundie Mama.