Books I Can't Believe I Didn't Read in 2011

-Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1) by Beth Revis
     I love books with two point of views and this book is told by both Amy and Elder. It will be really cool to read a story that takes place in space, the entire concept of the book is just totally unique! A Million Suns, book twocame out this month so I should have an Across the Universe series read-a-thon during the weekend!

-Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake
     This sounds like the perfect ghost story! I love the tagline from the summary on goodreads too, "Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story". I've never read a book where one of the main characters was a murderer, it should be oh so interesting!

-Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) by Andrea Cremer
     I absolutely adored Nightshade so I honestly have not the slightest idea why I haven't read Wolfsbane! Especially since book one ended in a cliffhanger, I mean come on! Also, I definitely could use some more Ren and Shay in my life!

-The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julia Kagawa
     I have the first three books in the Iron Fey series so I really don't know why I haven't picked the first one up yet! I keep hearing so many swoon worthy things about Puck and Ash. I really enjoyed the Need Series by Carrie Jones which was about faeries too, so I need to start these books A.S.A.P.

-Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1) by Lani Taylor
     I haven't read a single bad review about this debut so I really need to pick it up. The second book comes out this year, so I'd love to have this one finished in time for the sequel's release. Also the cover is so striking, love it!

-Angelfire (Angelfire #1) by Courtney Alison Moulton
      Everyone is so excited about Wings of the Wicked and people are always saying how much they love how strong and independent the main character is. I have this book on my shelf so there really isn't anything stopping me from reading it but silly old me!

-Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini
     Greek mythology and amazing reviews, yeah I don't know what my problem is, that right there is enough for me to pick up this one!

-The Babysitter Murders by Janet Ruth Young
      I put this book on a Waiting on Wednesday post last year and went to the bookstore the day it came out, but it wasn't there! My local B&N and Indie doesn't carry this one, I keep meaning to order it online or ask them to ship it to the store, but I keep forgetting. I really want to see what would cause her to have dreams of killing the children she babysits and how she deals with the law enforcement.

-The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin
      I was literally counting down the days for the release of this book, but still haven't read it. I've heard incredible things about Hodkin's writing and about the hot leading guy so I really, really want to read this one soon!

What books do you wish you would have read in 2011? Are there any books you recommend that I should read this year? 


  1. Babysitter Murders sounds interesting, hadn't heard of it. But the others, some of them you need to set some time aside to read. You're missing out!

  2. I can tell you that DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE was one of the best, best books I read last year. Really amazing, absolutely loved it.
    I just received THE IRON KING in the post today! I decided it's about time I read that series.

  3. If I was to make this list, it would be identical to yours, haha. And I'm also currently reading Shatter Me.

  4. Across the Universe and A Million Suns are totally amazing books! You'll LOVE them (hopefully)!

    I also LOVED the main character in Anna Dressed in Blood! Soo good!


  6. I definitely recommend I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Blood Red Road by Moira Young. I read and loved both of them last year. :)

  7. OMG KATIE! Get on Angelfire right now! I can't believe you! And The Iron King! :) Aaah, I hope you'll love them lots! <333

  8. The Iron Fey series is just SO amazing. Definitely one of my all-time favorite series. Hope you'll read The Iron King soon! Can't wait to read your review! :)

  9. Thanks Alyssa, I definitely will! :)

    Hey Rachel! I'm so glad to hear you loved DoSaB! I hope you enjoy Iron Fey series!

    Hi Jennifer! Ah that's awesome, we're book-ish twins haha! Hope you're loving Shatter Me!

    Hi Jessi! Ooo I'm so glad to hear you loved those books and that the main character in Anna is awesome, can't wait to read them!

    Hey Steff! LOL I will, promise! Then I'll tweet you and fangirl over it haha! :)

    Hi Pointy Star! I haven't heard of I'll Be There so I'll definitely check that one out and OMG Blood Red Road how could I have forgotten that!? I totally will read that one, thank you so much!

    Hey Momo! haha okay I promise I will! And the Iron King too! I'm so glad to hear you loved them, ooo I can't wait now! :)

    Hi Riley! YAY! I can't wait for this series now, that's awesome they're your all time favorite! :)

  10. I need to read Anna Dressed in Blood. Oh and you tottally need to read Across the Universe.

  11. I love this post idea!

    Loved Across the Universe <3 I was, ultimately, disappointed by Mara Dyer, but luckily I won a BookDepo giveaway so I didn't actually buy it myself. :/

    My list would be...

    - Please Ignore Vera Dietz
    - Revolution
    - Imaginary Girls
    - Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
    - Glow
    - Drink Say Love

    These are books I own, otherwise the list would go on forever.

  12. I wish I would have read Vanish (Firelight #2), but my goal is to read it this year! Hopefully before book #3 comes out, lol.

  13. Anna Dressed in Blood was SUCH a good book! I was totally in love with it. This is a cool post idea!

  14. Hey Juju! I can't wait to check that one out, I keep seing A Million Suns at my bookstore so I need to get on it! :)

    Hey Cass! Thank you! I just started Mara Dyer and am having a little trouble getting into it, but I'm only 40 pages in, sorry to hear it let you down! That is a great list you absolutely need to let me know when you read Amy & Roger's how you like it and my friend loved Drink Slay Love. I need to read all of those books this year too! :)

    Hi Jacinda! I need to read Firelight, it sounds so good! I hope you meet your goal! :)

    Hey Kare! I'm so happy to hear that, I can't wait to read it, I have it so I'll do it soon! Thanks Kare! :)

  15. Across the Universe and Anna Dressed in Blood were pretty awesome! Other than that, I haven't read any of these. I'll look out for your reviews if you do happen to read some of these, though!

    Happy reading,