I think I want to talk about books. Not mine. (-: I want to talk about the books I read and loved this year…and books that are releasing in the New Year that I am waiting on. 

First, a little about the drastic changes in my reading habits. There are at least 2 factors that I can point to as the reasons for these changes.

Factor #1 – Twitter: Yes, Twitter. It is the reader’s paradise. Every day there are book parties for new releases and talk of what’s hot. One can barely click the ONE-CLICK INSTANT DELIVERY button on one’s Android Kindle App fast enough. Twitter has become my BIGGEST influence when it comes to either buying or borrowing books these days.

Factor #2 – Android Reading Apps: Yes, I have REALLY taken to reading on my phone. I have the Kobo app and the Kindle app. I prefer the Kindle. The medium sized font with the sepia background rocks my world! I’m reading more and I’m reading faster. I’m a terribly slow reader, but with my phone I seem to be able to read faster for some reason. It’s not the amount of time I read, it’s the quickness of reading one page view. Something about the speed of which I can turn the pages makes me somehow faster. I can’t explain it, but for someone who reads a lot and has a huge TBR pile because he reads so damn slow…this has been a blessing!

FAVOURITE BOOK(S) OF THE YEAR:

Until yesterday, I had a definite favourite book of 2011. Then, yesterday, I finished reading Hannah Moskowitz’s new title ZOMBIE TAG. Now, I have a 1st place tie for FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2011. It doesn’t detract from my fav…it only means more goodness. (-;

My 1st choice for FAV BOOK OF 2011

 Victoria Schwab is a master. Beautifully lyrical prose and a gothic tone that is so nostalgic. Just loved this book. It’s a must read!

My 2nd Choice for FAV BOOK OF 2011

 Hannah Moskowitz can write about brothers like NOBODY ELSE. She captures the brother-brother relationship, and all it entails, perfectly every time! Zombie Tag is no exception. A near perfect book. It’s being tagged MIDDLE GRADE, but trust me–this book is for everyone!

You can click on the book covers above to be taken to each one’s Amazon page.

Other 2011 favourites include; INVINCIBLE SUMMER by Hannah Moskowitz & HUNTED by Cheryl Rainfield.

I recently discovered a 2010 title I absolutely love! This discovery also happened via TWITTER. A book blogger posted a review, and I knew right away that I had to read it. That book is:

FAV 2010 TITLE READ IN 2011!
Avasti wrote an incredible, and incredibly real, story of violent abuse in a family setting. Such a great read!
 
You can visit my book review site for reviews on these, and other, titles:
 
THE BOOK I AM MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2012—
 

REAL JOHN GREEN!

 
To learn more about my book, SUMMER ON FIRE, you can go to the READER RESPONSE page here. Thank you!
Have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year! May you enjoy your holidays with family and friends!