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What was your favorite book of 2011?

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My favorite book of the year was easily "The Hunger Games" (and its sequels). Couldn't put it down.

My favorite book of the year was easily "The Hunger Games" (and its sequels). Couldn't put it down. by Sarah Henning

So, early last year I wrote this story about 11 must-reads for 2011. The other day, I checked the list and realized that I had a horrible literary batting average when it came to the must-reads of the year.

I read two of the 11. Hmmm, not so good. Though I loved the two I read — "The Tiger's Wife" and "The Hunger Games" — and I did read a ton of books I absolutely loved this year that weren't on our list (but that's something for another blog).

Here's a list of the original 11:

  • “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson
  • “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness
  • “Super Sad True Love Story” by Gary Shteyngart
  • “The Tiger’s Wife” by Tea Obrecht
  • “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen
  • “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
  • “Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford
  • “The Middle Place” by Kelly Corrigan
  • “Bonhoeffer: A Biography” by Eric Metaxas
  • “Same Kind of Different as Me” by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
  • “Lawrence: Survivors of Quantrill’s Raid” by Katie Armitage

Did you read any of these books? What did you think? And what was your favorite book of the year — on our list or not?

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