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My 2011 Book and Movie Favorites

I read 76 books this year and these are my favorites (only 2 of them were published this year)…

Cover ImageGood Grief by Lolly WinstonCover ImageRoots by Alex Hailey

The Chosen OneThe Chosen One by Carol Lynch WilliamsBig Stone GapBig Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

Husband and WifeHusband and Wife by Leah StewartLive Wire (Myron Bolitar Series #10) by Harlan Coben: Book CoverLive Wire by Harlan Coben

The Missing Ink (Tattoo Shop Series #1)The Missing Ink by Karen OlsonBuried Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #21)Buried Prey by John Sandford

A Room with a View and Howards EndA Room With a View by EM ForsterHeartsick (Gretchen Lowell Series #1) by Chelsea Cain: Book CoverHeart Sick by Chelsea Cain


I watched 44 movies this year and these are the ones I feel good about recommending…

Bridesmaids (2011) A

The Help (2011) A

Sherlock Holmes:A Game of Shadows (2011) A-

Horrible Bosses (2011) B+

Gidget (1959) B+

Inside Man (2006) B+

Holes (2003) B+

Definitely, Maybe (2008) B+

Desk Set (1957) B+

Strangers on a Train (1951) B+

The Kids Are All Right (2010) B+

In April I asked that you all participate in my 5 word reviews by adding 5 words of your own.  For each review posted I would contribute $1 to charity.  When we reach $100 the person who contributed the most reviews would get to choose the charity.  Well, we are up to $99 and I’d like to get that check out!  So, please contribute your reviews (list here).  Since I’ve still got the holiday spirit I’ll keep contributing $1 for a week, even if we go over $100.

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  1. I’ve read three of your favorites: Good Grief, Husband & Wife, Big Stone Gap – liked them all. Here’s to good reading in 2012!

    Comment by Mary | December 30, 2011 | Reply

  2. It’s so hard making these lists, isn’t it? You need to finish the Big Stone Gap books – the whole series is great.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | December 30, 2011 | Reply

  3. No top ten from Gage? LOL Maybe next year! :–)

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | December 30, 2011 | Reply

  4. I loved A Room with A View. Have you read Howards End? It’s even better…

    Comment by JoAnn | December 30, 2011 | Reply

  5. I think I should read Roots at some point. Sounds powerful.

    Comment by Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) | December 30, 2011 | Reply

  6. “Big Stone Gap” – the entire series – is one of my favorites. Glad you discovered it. I’m impressed with your total for the year. I made it to 60 books this year and am shooting for 75 in 2012.

    Happy New Year – and many more good reads!

    Comment by Tami | December 30, 2011 | Reply

  7. I’ve read three of the books on your favorites list and have seen 4 of the movies. Great year of reading! Happy New Year.

    Comment by Nise' | December 30, 2011 | Reply

  8. I read 5 of them and loved them too!! Great books…and I think you did great for 2011! I’m writing down your movie picks!! 😀

    Happy New Year!!

    Comment by stacilifeinthethumb | December 30, 2011 | Reply

  9. I want to continue the series with Gretchen. You have many I want to read. I started Good Grief but it was to similar to read before it so I will go back to that one. Nice to see it on your list.

    Happy New Year Stacy

    Comment by Tea Time with Marce | December 31, 2011 | Reply

  10. I really really must see Bridesmaids!! I can’t believe I haven’t seen it yet!

    Wishing you a wonderful 2012 filled with 5 star reads!

    Comment by Jenners | December 31, 2011 | Reply

  11. I cant say I have read any of those books. Geeze oh well but I have had a mostly “fantasy” genre year.

    The movies I agree with they were all good picks. I just saw the help and love love love it.

    Comment by Caspette | January 6, 2012 | Reply

  12. Bridemaids was my favorite! It’s now one of my all-time faves! Great list of books, too. Can’t wait for more reviews of books and movies and more Gage!

    Comment by Heather | January 7, 2012 | Reply

  13. I loved Good Grief when I read it a few years ago! I just discovered Adriana Trigiani this year – and I definitely plan to read the Big Stone Gap series at some point. 🙂

    Comment by Carrie K. | January 7, 2012 | Reply

    • I’m hoping to continue with the Big Stone Gap series this year.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 7, 2012 | Reply

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