Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Notable Reads of 2011

I read so many good books this year. It's nearly impossible to try and remember them all, but some definitely stand out in my mind. Please note: I make no distinction between books written for adults and those geared to the YA crowd. That being said, here is my list of notable reads in no particular order:

11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine
The Thief of Broken Toys by Tim Lebbon
Robopocalypse: A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson
Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli
Southern Gods by John Hornor Jacobs
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
The German by Lee Thomas
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Legacy by Denise Tompkins
Eyes to See by Joseph Nassise
Variant by Robison Wells
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Miserere: An Autumn Tale by Teresa Frohock
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I know that I soon as I post this, I will remember several more and in a day or two, even more, but it is what it is. And here are the books I currently have on deck to read (I've heard good things about all of them.):

Theatre of Curious Acts by Cate Gardner
Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield
Zone One by Colson Whitehead
The Becoming by Jessica Meigs
Rage Against the Night edited by Shane Jiraiya Cummings
The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz
The Lamplighters by Frazer Lee
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

6 comments:

Kelley York said...

I absolutely loved IMAGINARY GIRLS. It's one of my top reads from 2011.

Cate Gardner said...

There's a few books there that I keep meaning to read.

(Also major thanks for the mention)

Damien Walters Grintalis said...

Thank you both for stopping by! Kelley, I am looking very forward to reading IG, and Cate, you are very welcome. I can't wait to read ToCA!

Lee said...

Great list, Damien! I've read quite a few of them but have to get to some others this year.

Frazer Lee said...

Great list, thanks for giving The Lamplighters a mention! Hope you enjoy the read when you have time to get to it.

Damien Walters Grintalis said...

Thank you for stopping by, Frazer. I am looking forward to the read!