Monday, November 11, 2013

So I'm a little behind...

Every year I make a list of my best ten new reads for the year. When I sat down to make my list for 2012, I realized that I never finished my 2011 list.  Instead of being smart and doing '12 then, I waited.  Ugh.  Now,of course, it's nearly time for 2013's list.  Well, better late than never, right? 

In 2011 I read 311 books.  I read many children's book for work as well as my own pleasure.  I read shelter books, memoirs, crafting books, short stories, and beautiful cookbooks.  I love young adult literature, great fiction, poetry, and non-fiction books about my passions.  Most of all, I love a good story.  Here's the best of my reading for the year 2011.  

Relyn's Best New Reads of 2011

10. Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo
9. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston
8. The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Neffenegger
7. Let's Bring Back by Lesley M.M. Blume
6. Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
5. Matched by Allie Condi
4. Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas
3. Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found by Sophie Blackall
2. Witch Child by Celia Rees

and the winner is...

1. Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman


Jeanie said...

So why was this your favorite, Relyn? I love the cover but what captivated you?!
Thanks for sharing your list!

Marilyn said...

I am going to be checking out your #1 choice.

Oldies, but Goodies