Sunday, June 26, 2011

5 Best Books of 2011 (so far)

The 5 Best Books meme is hosted by Cassandra at Indie Reader Houston.

  This week we are asked to list our 5 Best Books so far in 2011.  I have read some great books so far this year, so it is rough to only come up with five, but here goes -- in no particular order (links are to my reviews):
  1. The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis.  This one might be hard to appreciate if you aren't Canadian, but even though I've been out of the country for 12 years I still loved its humorous look at politics. 
  2. Paris Was Ours, edited by Penelope Rowlands.   This is the kind of book that makes you want to visit Paris right away, whether its your first or tenth time.
  3. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe.  A celebrity memoir that is actually well-written (and the audiobook is well-narrated by the author).
  4. A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth.  This is a page-turning thriller that dresses up like a work of literary fiction and it totally works.
  5. Something Missing by Matthew Dicks.  A fun novel about a quirky thief that you can't help but like.
  Two other books that I loved so far this year, The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady and The Bee-Loud Glade, could be yours by entering The Literary Blog Hop Giveaway


  1. I have The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady on my TBR list. Other than that all your titles are new to me. Something Missing sounds like a good one!

    Here's my list:

  2. You are not the first person that I've heard say good things about the Rob Lowe book. I might just have to check it out - that and Bossypants. It's rare that there is one celebrity memoir out there that I want to read, let alone 2 of them.

    Great list! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I haven't heard of A Kind of Intimacy, sounds totally me, will look into it.

    If interested, this is mine that I posted end of May.

  4. The only one of these I have heard of is Something Missing, which I have on my shelf. I am going to have to investigate these others when I can because I can't pass up an almost perfect book!

  5. Sue, I haven't read any of these. I'm starting to get an inferiority complex. There are just SO many books I haven't read.

    My TBR list is pages and pages long...!

  6. Somehow, I cannot imagine a book by a movie star to be any good. But then, maybe it can be, if you say so!

    Maybe I should read the Paris book - you know I've never been there even though I live only about 4 hours away? You know what they say about how you don't appreciate the things in your back yard...

  7. I loved The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady too!


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