Thursday, June 23, 2011

Faves of 2011, So Far...As Directed by Nomes

So, the ever fabulous book blogger Nomes over at Inkcrush is having a book award carnival over on her blog.  And, we all know how much I love lists, especially ones having to do with books.  I just had to join in on her fun.  You can check out her introduction post for her THREE days of awards here, and her DAY ONE post here.

Now, for my list!

  1. Favorite book read so far in 2011:  three-way tie between: DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth, GAME OF THRONES by George R.R. Martin, and BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
  2. Most Powerful Book: BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
  3. Brilliantly Funny: LADY BE GOOD by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  4. Best ache-y, heart-breaking, tear-jerking read: THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson and BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
  5. Most Beautiful Story: THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson
  6. Delicious rainy-day comfort read: WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Forman
  7. Adrenalin-fueled, unputdownable award: ASHFALL by Mike Mullin
  8. Most beautiful prose award: THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson
  9. Most atmospheric and vivid setting: SHINE by Lauren Myracle
  10. I-so-want-to-go-there award: DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
  11. Most original and imaginative: DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
  12. Best under-appreciated, hidden gem book: YOU by Charles Benoit and REVOLUTION by Jennifer Donnelly
  13. I-had-no-idea-I-would-love-this-so award: BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
  14. Most Haunting Story: THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson and BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
  15. Outside my comfort zone, but gosh I loved it: VIOLENCE 101 by Denis Wright and GAME OF THRONES by George R.R. Martin
  16. Series that I am loving: SONG OF FIRE AND ICE (Game of Thrones books) by George R.R. Martin, THE SOOKIE STACKHOUSE books by Charlaine Harris, and THE HOUSE OF NIGHT books by PC and Kristin Cast
  17. Most memorable voice award: INVINCIBLE SUMMER by Hannah Moskowitz
  18. Completely awesome premise award: ULTRAVIOLET by RJ Anderson
  19. Would make the best movie: DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
  20. Want to re-read already: DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver and DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
As you might have noticed, there a few repeats on here, but really, a book can only be truly awesome if it kicks ass in several categories.  Right?

What about all you magnificent minions?  How does your list stack up?  I'd love to hear about it in the comments.  I'll just be over here, devouring the next GAME OF THRONES book and not-so-patiently waiting for season two to commence...in spring of 2012!!! ARGH. I so cannot wait.