Today’s topic is: “Best of 2011!”

I actually have some of my favorites listed on my sidebar. So far this year, only three books I’ve read have made my official list.

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder is a middle school book that was first published in 1967. I loved it because the kids were just so imaginative and real. I read it aloud with Amber, and she adored it too.

In the Woods by Tana French was published in 2007. In my review I wrote, “Honestly In the Woods had everything I adore – a murder mystery; moody, quirky characters; long, descriptive sentences; a unique setting that becomes a character in and of itself,” which sums up my feelings well.

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino was published in America 2011. It’s more of a thriller than a mystery, since we the reader knows who the killer is from the very beginning, even if the police don’t. The last chapter or two, though, blew me away.

So, what are you favorite books so far this year?


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