Tuesday, 3 January 2012

December's Book of the Month, 2011's Book of the Year and Yearly Round Up!

Hi guys! I’m back from my holiday blogging break now and in that time managed to read SO many good books to finish the year off in style. I caught up on some of those must reads for 2011 and so choosing my December book of the month has been very difficult! First of all I’d like to give an honourable mention to Clockwork Prince, Divergent, and Starcrossed they were all amazing books and if read on separate months could of stood as book of the month’s themselves. But there was one book in particular that I read during my break that just surpassed all of the above. In fact it’s got to be at the top of my very favourite books of the year but we’ll get on to that later…without further ado I announce that…

December’s BotM is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern!

The Night Circus was such a magic, whimsical story that reads very much like an adult fairytale. I defy anyone to read the first couple of pages of this book and NOT carry on with it. This was such an amazing book and was the perfect magical read.

Now moving on to my absolute favourite book of 2011! I read so many amazing books with plenty of 5 star ratings this year but this book for me is like nothing else out there. It’s romantic, heart stopping, tragic and just an all-round wonderfully imagined, fantastically written book with a stunning cover to boot. I’ve raved about this book to pretty much anyone who’ll listen and have already persuaded so many people to give it a go but in case you missed out on any of my raving’s then know that 2011’s book of the year comes with the highest of recommendations from me.

2011’s Book of the Year is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor!

In case you missed my review for this book and want to find out more you can check out my thoughts here!

Here’s my list of each book of the month in order of awesomeness!

1.) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (August)
2.) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (December)
3.) One Day by David Nicholls and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (tied in September)
4.) Where She Went by Gayle Forman (March)
5.) A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (May)
6.) Wonder by R.J Palacio (November)
7.) Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal (January)
8.) We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han (April)
9.) Angel Fire by L.A Weatherly (October)
10.) Ultraviolet by R.J Anderson (July)
11.) Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (February)
12.) The Truth About You by Melissa Hill (June)

Best Plot: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Best Writing: The Night Circus
Best Cover: The Night Circus
Best Characters: Lola and the Boy Next Door
Best Ending: A Monster Calls
Best Romance: One Day
Most un-put-down-able: Ultraviolet
Most Memorable: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Best Moral: Wonder

If you missed out on any of the books mentioned in this post in 2011 I would whole heartedly recommend you checking them out in 2012! This past year’s reading has been fantastic and I’m looking forward to seeing what books 2012 brings my way!

What were some of your favourite books of 2011? I would love some recommendations!


  1. So so glad The Night Circus at least made it to #2 and #1 for Decemeber!! Annoying you until you read it definitely paid off. Happy New Year Jess :D x

  2. I still need to read The Night Circus! I haven't done a yearly roundup at all. Bad blogger.

  3. Lynds- I am SO glad you annoyed me ;) I loved it and that's all thanks to you! Happy new year lovely x

    Viv- Get Lynds to keep tweeting you about how amazing it is you will give in and read it trust me! ;)

  4. I still need to read the Night Circus!

    You've picked loads of my favourite reads as well and I loved TDOSAB it was just something that bit different.

    Hopefully 2012 will be filled with just as many amazing books.

  5. This is a great post, thank you! I'm awaiting my order of Daughter of Smoke and Bone to reach me but I am super excited for it! I also need to get my hands on a copy of the Night Circus, it sounds so good! New follower :)


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