Best Books of 2011
You’d think someone who keeps a list of books read each year would have an easier time coming up with the list of the best books of 2011.
I also haven’t finished the books I acquired this year, from BEA, or from Edinburgh.
Genres I couldn’t get enough of this year: Foodie lit and memoir! Supernatural mystery things! Historical fiction! (And yes, Regency romance.) None of these are surprising.
Some books I really, really liked, in no particular order:
Season To Taste– Molly Birnbaum. Finished 6/24. ??? pages. My first read on a Kindle. Fascinating foodie memoir, about a would-be chef who loses her sense of smell, then has to figure out the new normal.
Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore– Stella Duffy
Creating a Meal You’ll Love- Mark Chimsky-Lustig. Food essays? Why, yes!
The Night Circus– Erin Morgenstern. Finished 6/17. BEA book. 384 pages. Gorgeous!
In A Treacherous Court- Michelle Diener. ARC from Simon and Schuster/ Gallery Books. 301 pages. Historical fiction set in Tudor England with painters, spies, intrigue and romance. LOVED IT.
The Shattering– Karen Healey. 320 pages. Finished 7/20. Oh. MY GOD! Fantasy adventure, set in New Zealand. Grabbed me from page 1 and I devoured it. Loved it. May be one of my best of 2011.