2011 Favorite Picks

Blog Hiatus: This will be my last post until Wednesday, January 4th, 2012. But you can always chat with me on Twitter. For those of you who celebrate during this time of year, have a splendid holiday season. I hope all of you have a safe and happy New Year!

I have *so* much to read — on my Kindle plus the many books on my nightstand! For me, these are good problems to have. :)

I didn’t get in as much reading as I wanted but I did find some great books this year. These are just a few of my favorites that I wanted to share with you.

Favorite Fiction Picks

White Cat by Holly Black

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter

The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

Blood Red Road by Moria Young

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Favorite Craft Picks

90 Days to Your Novel by Sarah Domet

The Productive Writer by Sage Cohen

Do the Work by Steven Pressfield

Second Sight by Cheryl Klein

Mastering Creative Anxiety by Eric Maisel

Plot Versus Character by Jeff Gerke

What about ya’ll? What were some of your favorite reads in 2011?


  1. says

    Thanks for sharing your picks! I’ve read a few of these and want to read some of the others. In terms of craft books, I might pick up the Second Sight one soon so I can use it while editing my WIP.

    Have a wonderful month off! I’ll see you on Twitter. :)

  2. says

    I adore DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE, and have learned so much from SECOND SIGHT regarding adding emotions to my ms.

    I hope you’ll have a wonderful month off!

  3. says

    I love daughter of smoke and bone! Taking a blog hiatus to get ready for the holidays sounds like a great idea! I hope you enjoy your blogging break :) By the way, I LOVE your website’s new look!

  4. says

    Imaginary Girls, Divergent, and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer were some of my favorite 2011 reads.

    I’m going to take a closer look at Blood Red Road and Silver Sparrow.

    Happy holidays!

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