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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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  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!

  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.

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

  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.

  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!

  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.

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

  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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