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December 29, 2011

Best of 2011: Most Recommended Books

Kate Hart

For day four of Sarah Enni's Best of 2011 Blog Carnival
we're sharing the titles we recommended most in 2011.

Here are mine:

most recommended books

Divergent - Veronica Roth
For people in Hunger Games withdrawals... or anyone else. I can't think of many books I'd give to both my dad and my 13 year old niece (who spent Christmas afternoon reading it, with periodic stops to announce, "I have to take a break after every chapter! It's too intense!")

Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
For romance fans. Like Divergent, it's good for a wide age range-- my mom gave it to her best friend; I gave it to the aforementioned niece.

Ship Breaker - Paolo Bacigalupi
For readers who want something gritty and unique, you can't beat last year's Printz winner. Good choice for reluctant guys.

Feed - M.T. Anderson
For people who like sci fi and world building, and don't have a problem with unsympathetic protagonists. I made a lot of people read this so we could discuss Anderson's not-so-out there vision of the future. It also made me scared of my iPhone.

When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead
For anyone. Ever. It's like Zilpha Keatley Snyder had a book baby with Madeleine L'Engle. A perfect storm of awesome.


Want more book recs? Head over to Sarah Enni's blog and check out the list of participants, or leave a link of your own!


  1. I love seeing ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS on book lists. It probably surprised me the most this year.

  2. WHEN YOU REACH ME! I rave about that book to anyone who'll listen! It literally gave me chills. Great picks, Kate!

  3. ANNA should be required reading for LIFE.

  4. How did I not know/remember that you'd read FEED? That book rocks. (And yeah. SCARY.)


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