Today's blog topic is: "Best books of 2011"
I haven't read as many books as I hoped to be at this point. If you remember, I set a goal using Goodreads new challenge widget in January to read 50 books this year. Life is definitely different with a baby, but I'm excited about my time off this summer to catch up on reading!
Out of the few books I've read so far, I'd have to say, hands down, my favorite books were The Hunger Games series. I was late coming to this series, which I sometimes prefer because I get to read all the books at once instead of waiting and waiting. Once I started it, I just could not put it down. I must have read all three books in the span of a week. I heard about it about a year ago from a colleague, but couldn't get myself to read it because it sounded too dark for me, but I should have listened to her!
It seems like the theme of books I've chosen to read so far in 2011 is "so dark, but yet so good" and The Hunger Games was SO dark, but yet SO very good. I still feel a little bad for enjoying the book so much considering the content is so cruel and unforgiving.
I have yet to review it on my blog, but I'm planning on catching on my 2011 books as soon as school ends and summer begins!
I am super excited about the upcoming movie next Spring. I heard yesterday that Lenny Kravitz is going to play Cinna. Interesting choice... totally NOT what I was picturing in my mind, but still interesting...
I have been perusing some of the catalogs from publishers and will make another blog post of books I'm adding to my TBR (to be read) list in the next couple of days. It would be a very unwise thing to do, considering my TBR list is in the 200s now, but I'm curious to see what's coming out this year.
To those visiting my blog, thank you for dropping by! What are your favorite books of 2011 so far?