Best Books of 2011

It's time to take a look at the best books I read in 2011. There were a lot of great books but there were some that especially stood out:


Falling Backwards - Jann Arden

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? - Mindy Kaling

If You Ask Me: And Of Course You Won't - Betty White

Citizens of Nowhere - Debi Goodwin


Touch - Alexi Zentner

The Sky is Falling - Caroline Adderson

Doing Dangerously Well - Carole Enahoro

The Bomber - Liza Marklund

The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt

Half-Blood Blues - Esi Edugyan

(Lot's of Canada in there! It was a great year for Canadian writers, in my opinion.)

And the honours of my favourite book of 2011 go to...


  1. I have Falling Backwards ready to read sometime early next year. I actually got to meet her at a book signing which was amazing! It will probably be my second book (I've got a Stephen King craving...even though it's only been a month since the last one I read :/). I plan on trying to read more Canadian authors this year, as well as non-fiction, I will have to take a look at some of the ones on your list!

  2. That's awesome that you met Jann Arden! I follow her on Twitter and she is hilarious!

  3. I love celeb memoirs, I'll have to check out the Betty White book. Happy New Year Shan! :)

  4. Jann was that good, eh? I'll have to move her closer to the top of wish list!

    It's wonderful to see so much Canadian Fiction on your list, too.


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