Wednesday, December 28, 2011

RTW: Top Five Books of 2011

Hands-down best book I read all year: Feed, by M.T. Anderson

In no particular order:

Witches on the Road Tonight, by Sheri Holman -- If you like magic realism and really fucked up characters, this is the book for you.

The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins -- Duh.

Battle Royale, by Koushun Takami -- This book has a lot more shock value than The Hunger Games. It's more of an allegory, though, so while some characters are very well developed, others are more stereotypical.

Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi -- A post-apocalyptic novel that actually delivers what it promises. It's gritty and full of action.

Honorable mention:

The Good Thief, by Hannah Tinti
The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies, by Scott Lynch
The Replacement, by Brenna Yovanoff

Happy New Year, everyone!

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