A Rogue Librarian's Reading List

{December 31, 2011}   The year 2011 in review

Happy New Year! I wish you all a great 2012.

My blog has now been up for 2 years!

This was a big year for me. I read over a hundred books (102 to be precise), not counting comics and picture books, and I made an active effort to diversify my reading.

My 10 favorite books of 2011 (in alphabetical order):

  • The Bone Key by Sarah Monette
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • The Demon’s Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Going Bovine by Libba Bray
  • Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
  • Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
  • The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Runner up: The Inquisitor’s Apprentice by Chris Moriarty

My favorite debut novel of the year: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

More stats after the break.

Authors I’ve read the most by in 2011:

  • Diana Wynne Jones (11)
  • Maureen Johnson (7)
  • John Green (4)
  • Sarah Monette (3)

First book of the year: Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock

Last book of the year: The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Genres :

  • Fantasy (49)
  • Horror (9)
  • Science Fiction (17)
  • Steampunk (5)
  • History (11)
  • Mystery/Suspense (5)
  • Realistic fiction (26)
  • Short storie collections (13)
  • Audiobooks (6)


  • GLBT main character (17)
  • Non-white main character (25)

Publication year:

  • 2011 books (42)
  • Pre-2011 books (60)

2011 Debut authors: 10

Canadian authors: 8


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