2011 was a big year for me I started using the internet for things other than shopping, I got a Kindle and I read and discovered loads of books. In February I came across and joined Goodreads. I had never done or been a part of anything like this before. I certainly had never posted in discussion boards before. I also started reviewing books on Goodreads, initially it was one liners such as ‘I liked this book’ but eventually this turned into small paragraphs then two paragraphs then full reviews. I wanted to keep a record of what I thought about books so I could look back on them so I started my own blog. I have also made some awesome friends this year through Goodreads and blogging and I would like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to Melliane at Between Dreams and Reality, and Yaz from Yaz's books n stuff please show some love and go and check out their blogs. Yaz and I also started a group called Girls, Guns and Grimoires on Goodreads. It is a great group with fantastic members where we chat and recommend books.
So onto what books have stood out for me this year. It is impossible for me to list a top ten, there are too many books and series that I discovered or that were recommended to me this year. Here is a list of some of my top books, and in brackets, links to my reviews where I have done one.
The Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane (Unholy Magic)
Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews
The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
The Others Series by Jess Haines (Deceived By The Others)
Spellcrackers.com series by Suzanne McLeod
Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
Charlie Madagan Series by Kelly Gay (The Hour of Dust andAshes)
Annabelle Lee Series by Stacey Jay (Dead On The Delta)
Ambasadora by Heidi Miller (Ambasadora)
Pale Demon by Kim Harrison
The Mageri Series by Dannika Dark (Sterling)
2011 also saw the end to some series' and I waved goodbye to some characters in particular Angel Town which was the last in the Jill Kismet series and Burn The Night which was the last one in Dark Days series.
I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and here is to new books and friends in 2012.