Wednesday, December 28, 2011

RTW #111: What were your top five favorite books of 2011?

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

In no particular order:

1. The Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

This is the fourth book in Diana Gabaldon's fantastic "Outlander" series. I love the vivid description and the people in the Outlander books always seem so very real. The fourth book is as perfect as the first one. I like them so much I generally I manage to read an Outlander book in approximately three days, despite the hefty page count.

2. Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier

I love all of Juliet Marrillier's books, but this may be my new favorite. It is a ghost story with a lovely ending and the most beautiful descriptions.

3. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

Sherlocke Holmes meets his match. Need I say more?

4. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

I saw the broadway play and was inspired to read this book. It made me cry.

5. Tuck by Stephen Lawhead
This the third and concluding book in Lawhead's "Hood" trilogy. This is a new take on the Robin Hood legends that places the famous archer in Wales and makes him, not Robin Hood, but Ria Bran, King Raven. Of all the Robin Hood books I have ever read (and I have read a lot) I think this trilogy is my favorite.


  1. I'm reading A Tale of Two Cities now. It's one of those books that I feel like I need to read.

  2. The ending to A TALE OF TWO CITIES caught me a bit by surprise--more because of my preconceptions of the book, not because the plot wasn't lending itself to that particular conclusion. And yes, it's a lump-in-the-throat moment.

  3. A Tale of Two Cities! One of my favorites (I looove 18th century BritLit). Great list!

  4. I am putting Heart´s Blood on my TBR list :-)
    A Tale of Two Cities has been on it for awhile and I need to get around to it...

  5. @commutinggirl

    Heart's Blood is amazing! I'm sure you'll enjoy it.