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My Favorite Reads of 2011

My Favorite Reads of 2011
I read a lot of books....A LOT and each year I like to look back and see exactly how many books I read and then determine the ones I liked the best.  My list is based only on what I READ and doesn't necessarily mean the books were released or publish during the year.
After reviewing my list I found that I read over 77 books from January through December of 2011 and most of them were enjoyable reads.  You'll see a lot of writers who always seem to end up on my list, year after year.  I love almost anything written by Michael Lee West, Silas House, Jackie Lee Miles, Mark Childress and Susan Gregg Gilmore and they all make an appearance on this year's list.  
Here is my 2011 Best Reads list:
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress
Eli the Good by Silas House
How High the Moon by Sandra Kring
Cold Rock River by Jackie Lee Miles
All That's True by Jackie Lee Miles
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
Gone with  a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West
Whistling in the Dark by Leslie Kagen
South of Broad by Pat Conroy
Bloodroot by Amy Greene
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Roseflower Creek by Jackie Lee Miles
To see my picks for the previous years visit my blog at
What about you?  Did you read anything in 2011 that I need to hear about?  I LOVE book recommendations !!!!


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  • aleciastanley By aleciastanley

    I, too, loved Water for Elephants! I typically love the classics & non-fiction, but Water for Elephants was such a fun read and laced with great history - it was easy to get lost in it! I'm reading The Help now & loving it!

  • kellibliss By kellibliss

    I saw the movie for Water For Elephants . It was a good movie. That guy that Reese was married to in the movie was so mean to the Elephant. I am now reading One for The Money. I want to see the movie when it comes out.

  • cmartin64 By cmartin64

    my favorite book is Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. I just loved this true story and it touches and teaches the reader along the way.

  • kaykoa By kaykoa

    my favorite book is up the river by dorothy garlock i love to read

  • jtry1953 By jtry1953

    Tag Man by Archer Mayor is a great read.

  • MilWifeAsh By MilWifeAsh

    I just started reading Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo too! It's good so far. I'm also reading Twilight...I was late to get into that series. But after that I'll go onto the Hunger games series!

  • jygriebel By jygriebel

    I'm currently reading Stephen Kings 11-22-63, it's rather lengthy but like most King books it's good. I'm also reading John Grisham's The Litigators, it's entertaining so far.

  • Sweet_Tea By Sweet_Tea

    You guys have given me some suggestions that I haven't heard of before! I can't wait to check them out. Right now I am reading "The Inheritance of Beauty" by Nichole Seitz. I am really, really enjoying it!

  • cocoabella By cocoabella

    Rainwater by Sandra Brown

  • jvbs830 By jvbs830

    My favorite book I read last year was The Help. Incredible book. Movie is good, as well.

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