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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Armchair BEA - Best of 2011...so far!


I wanted to put together a quick list of my favorite books I have read so far in 2011 and a couple of those that I can’t wait to read that will be releasing in the tail end of 2011. Links are provided for the books I have reviewed.

Favorites so far of 2011:
The Tudor Secret by C. W. Gortner – I said it in February and it still stands at this point – my favorite read so far this year! (February 2011)

Heart of Deception by M. L. Malcolm – I loved the preceding novel, Heart of Lies, and this follow up was just as awesome. (April 2011)

India Black by Carol Carr – Such a witty and fun read with one of the most awesome narrators in recent reads. (January 2011)

Most anticipated in 2011:
Before Versailles by Karleen Koen (June 2011) – I enjoyed my previous read by this author, Dark Angels, and can’t wait to read this one.

Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick (September 2011) – you just can’t beat a novel by Elizabeth Chadwick and I have never read about Matilda before!

Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman (October 2011) – I haven’t read any Penman yet but I hear wonderful things and have always loved the Lionheart!





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8 comments:

  1. India Black is a book I've been meaning to get to forever. So many books to read!

    And I agree with your three most anticipated books!

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  2. India Black seems to get great reviews. I must give that one a try...although my to be read pile is large enough already, I don't see the harm in adding one more :-)

    I'm also eagerly awaiting the publication of Before Versailles, Lady of the English and Lionheart.

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  3. I have not seen India Black before. I am going to have to add it to my TBR list.

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  4. Great list! I have got to read The Tudor Secret. I love Gortner's writing! And thanks to you, I get to read Heart of Deception! Looking forward to it.

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  5. Christy - you will LOVE India Black. It is such a fun and fast paced read. I'm so glad she has a sequel coming out at some point soon. And the cover is gorgeous!

    Melissa - there are so many great books coming out in 2011 that it was hard to pick just 3!

    Anne - you will enjoy India Black if you like you intrigue and espionage served up with some saucy wit!

    Michelle - The Tudor Secret is my favorite of his books and I was just so anxious to pick it up everytime. Hope you enjoy Heart of Deception!

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  6. Great selection of "Have Read" and "To Read" books. INDIA BLACK caught my attention when I read the reviews and saw the cover. It may be the first of this batch I get to read.

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  7. I so loved India Black -- I cannot wait to read the next book!

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  8. LibraryPat - I hope you do - it was so much fun.

    Audra - me either! and the second book's cover is just as awesome!

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