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Why I Love Wednesdays…Favorite Book of 2011

Reflections of a Bookaholic

Mocha Girl Alexis from Reflections of a Bookaholic started a Wednesday Meme called Why I Love Wednesday.  What is a Meme you ask?  According to wikipedia…The term “Internet meme” refers to a catchphrase or concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the Internet, largely through Internet-based email, blogs, forums, Imageboards, social networking sites and instant messaging.  Basically, a topic from the meme host (Alexis) is posted on participating blogs with blog authors (me) answering it on their site (here).

The topic this Wednesday is… Favorite Book of 2011

First, here is my mom’s favorite book(s) for 2011 is Nora Robert’s Bride Series. 

Nora Robert's booksThe first book in the Bride Quartet—following the lives and loves of four friends who run Vows, a wedding-planning company. Wedding photographer Mackensie “Mac” Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother…an encounter that has them both seeing stars.

A stable, safe English teacher, Carter Maguire is definitely not Mac’s type. But a casual fling might be just what she needs to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can turn into something more when you least expect it. And Mac will have to turn to her three best friends—and business partners—to see her way to her own happy ending.

As for me, it is a toss up between two books.  The Help by Kathryn Stockett was a big hit both in the bookstore and in the theater.  I loved this book and was really upset when I finished it.  (That’s how I know I enjoyed the book.)  This was a laugh, cry and enough of a few surprises to keep me interested.

The Help

Twenties Girl

The other book I read this year that I loved was…Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella.  It was such a cute, funny, romance novel set in London.  I love vintage stuff and this one is 1920’s all the way!!

Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?
When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie—a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance—mysteriously appears, she has one request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, because Sadie cannot rest without it.
Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from and about each other. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family. 

What was your favorite book from 2011?  Leave a comment on these books or your favorites from this year.

♥Mocha Girl Alysia♥

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  • Rochelle

    Awesome Wonderful Wednesday; I am pondering over the amazing books that I have read for the year 2011 the book that stays in mind is The Help, I enjoyed the book and afterwards the movie, the year is not up yet and I am reading my December book (lol) pretty cute story #imjustsaying

    • Rochelle, I just finished the first story last night and it was cute! I am going to try the recipe for the cranberry walnut cobbler this weekend. It was a cute story and now on to the next section.

  • I just read a Sophie Kinsella for the first time and enjoyed it. So I’ll have to get Twenties Girl someday and give it a go.

    • This was my first book by her. I think I will read more by her soon.

  • The same question popped up in my twitter feed today. The best book I read in 2011 was Decision Points by George W Bush.

    I never did read The Help nor did I see the movie. Even with all of the hype, I just haven’t been drawn to it.

    • I would have never picked up a book by George Bush to be honest. What made that book your fav of 2011?

  • Sounds like a whole pile of interesting reads. The book that’s stayed with me this year is The Book of Night Women by Marlon James. it’s heavy stuff, but a good read.

    • I read the first three pages of that book and it didn’t grab me. I must read it again because the story sounds AMAZING!!

  • Alysia, this is a great post! I’ve never read anything by Sophie Kinsella but this one sounds interesting. I’ll have to put it on my To-Read list. Thanks for the link and for reading my post. Happy reading from the Pacific Northwest!

  • I honestly haven’t read the Brides Quartet though I’ve seen them everywhere and Love Love Nora Roberts.

    P.S. I can’t believe you drove all that way. I got to sleep after I’m in a car for longer than 4 hours. It doesn’t even matter if I’m driving or not. Oops. Happy Driving!!