Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday: Best Books of the Year

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments on YA Highway, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

You can participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week's Topic
RTW is combining with Highwayer Sarah Enni's End-of-the-Year blog carnival, and asking:
What were your top five favorite books of 2011?
This is such a hard question since I read nearly 100 books this year, and fell in love with so many of them. Narrowing it down to five isn't easy, but I've given it a shot. The following list is in no particular order. Each of them kept me on my toes in different ways and kept me reading well past my bedtime or "Okay, I really need to write right now time!"

 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin 

Haven by Kristi Cook

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

I'd love to hear what your favorite reads of 2011 were. Please leave a link to your blog in the comments.


  1. More books to add to my TBR list. Yay! As I go on this road trip my list is getting longer and longer. Obsidian has been on several lists and I never even heard of it. Obviously I have been missing out.

    I wrote a list last week on the topic you can read it here:

  2. If I hadn't read Hunger Games this year, Where She Went would've won my choice for best book. So amazing. And I have Mara sitting on my super high TBR pile. I foresee it moving to the top.

  3. I agree with Alison. Great list! There's a few on here I haven't read - must add to my list!

  4. So many books to get to, so little time to read! And my TBR list only grows ...
    I've read Obsidian and loved it too!

  5. I haven't read any of these :-/ Yikes! I really want to read WHERE SHE WENT, though, as IF I STAY was so heartbreaking and wonderful... The MC's parents had to be the greatest parents in all of YA lit.