Sandy’s 2011 book montage

Song of Scarabaeus
A Brush of Darkness
Anna and the French Kiss
Goddess of the Hunt
Enemy Within
Shaedes of Gray
Collision Course
The Darkest Kiss
Are You There Blog? It's Me, Writer
Kindling the Moon
Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Complete Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year--from a Pediatrician/Dad
Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Sandy Williams’s favorite books »


Typically, when a new year starts, I list my top books of the previous year, but I read so few books in 2011 that I might as well just list all thirteen of them.

In order of date read (all links go to my Goodreads reviews):

  •  A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang
  •  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins  Loved this book! Which is surprising considering I very rarely enjoy contemporary books. This is a contemporary YA, and it’s just the sweetest story ever. I just checked out the sequel (audiobook), Lola and the Boy Next Door,  from my library. Hoping I love it just as much!
  • Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare My first Tessa Dare book. I liked it well enough to be interested in more of the author’s books.
  • Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy A good sci-fi read. I’m interested in the next book, but hope there’s more romance!
  • Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard Sci-fi romance! Woohoo! Very satisfying read.
  • Shaedes of Gray by Amanda Bonilla Awesome kickass heroine!
  • Collision Course by Zoe Archer I don’t read many ebooks, but I picked this one up because I’d heard good things about the author and was in the mood for a sci-fi romance. If you need a laugh, read Felicia Day’s review. (I enjoyed it more than Felicia did, but I love her reviews!)
  • The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter This is one of those series that I really, really want to love, but just like JR Ward’s books, for some reason, it doesn’t completely grab me. I like it okay; I just don’t love it, and that makes me feel like a big failure as a UF/PR fan.
  • Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer by Kristen Lamb Kristen Lamb is a social media guru. I read this back when I was pregnant and trying to figure out what to do with my blog and website. It has some good ideas, most of which she talks about on her blog.
  • Eat, Sleep, Poop by Scott Cohen I HIGHLY recommend this book to first time parents.
  • Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett Have you read this yet? If not, get ye to the book store!
  • Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn Oh, how I love Julia Quinn! This wasn’t my favorite book of hers, but it was still sweet and awesome and totally what I was in the mood for.
  • A Lady’s Lesson in Scandal by Meredith Duran Yikes! I haven’t written a Goodreads review for this. I loved it! I love all of Meredith’s books. If you like historical romance at all, you should definitely give her a try. She’s one of the best, IMO.

So, there’s my sad list of books read in 2011. Fortunately, I enjoyed all of them, though I must say, I think Anna and the French Kiss was my favorite. It was so good it kept me from eating breakfast when I was pregnant!

Were any of these books on your 2011 read list? What was your favorite book of 2011?