January 1, 2012

2011: A Year in Review

Happy new year everyone! 2011 was a great year for books and Book Nook Club. We reviewed a lot of great books and read even more. If you're looking for a book to add to your TBR pile this year, these are our favorite books from last year and five star books that we highly recommend. So get out those book lists and start adding to them.

Click on each book below for our review and/or additional information.

Our Favorite Books
Madame Tussaud - Michelle Moran
The Wednesday Wars - Gary Schmidt
Lone Survivor - Marcus Luttrell
Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
Joy for Beginners - Erica Bauermeister
The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Falling Together - Marisa de los Santos
Promises to Keep - Joe Biden 
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
The Regression series by Kathy Bell
The Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz
Veiled Freedom and sequel Freedom's Stand by Jeanette Windle
Reternity by Neal Wooten
Vonnegut and Douglas Adams rewrite Brave New World  The Future Perfect by Kirk Mustard
Columbine by Dave Cullen
Glass Castle by Jeannette Wells
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern  
Unnaturally Green by Felicia Ricci   

Other 5-Star Books from 2011
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Minstry
Hot Jazz & Cold Bodies in NOLA by John R. McCormick
Farsighted by Emlyn Chand
The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi 
The Scarlet Kimono by Christina Courtenay
It's a Waverly Life by Maria Murnane
Picture of Lies by C.C. Harrison
Wildflower Hill by Kimberly Freeman
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Trees Cry for Rain by Jeri Fink
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson
How Huge the Night by Heather Munn
Horton Halfpot by Tom Angleberger
The Final Note by Kevin Alan Milne
Oskaloosa Moon by Gary Sutton
Room by Emma Donaghue
After the Fire by Robin Gaby Fisher
The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark
The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory

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  1. You read some amazing titles this year! Zeitoun. Room. Columbine. All fabulous reads.

    Here are my Reading Resolutions for 2012.

  2. Lots of fab books on your list, and lots that I probably need to add to my TBR list! I really liked Unbroken, Wildflower Hill and Glass Castle.

  3. I'm collecting year end/beginning lists at Semicolon's Saturday Review of Books this week:
    And as a bonus, I'm suggesting books for each blogger based on their list of 2011 favorites. You're invited to add a link to your list post if you're interested.

  4. You read some amazing books last year.

    Here is my last Sunday Salon for the year.

  5. I love Jeanette Windle's books. I have always enjoyed how she has so much adventure and mystery in her stories. Her older books were all set in South America. In her most recent book "Veiled Freedom" and "Freedom's Stand" the setting changes to Afghanistan.


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