Thursday, December 29, 2011

Best Adult Fiction of 2011

I am hopelessly behind on reviews, so instead of writing them I am, obviously, working on my best of lists for this year.  Here's what I loved most in adult fiction, chronologically:

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (Historical Fiction)

The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear (King Killer Chronicles) by Patrick Rothfuss (fantasy)

Storm of Swords (Book Three in the Song of Ice and Fire Series) by George R.R. Martin (fantasy)

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Historical Fiction)

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen (Contemporary Fiction/Magical Realism)

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (Literary Fiction)

Feed by Mira Grant (Zombie Fantasy)

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (Literary Fiction)


  1. I considered PatrickR's but don't usually read Fantasy.

    The Help was good, you need to watch the movie also.

    I am intrigued with Feed.

    Happy New Year

  2. Marce - I am also really not into fantasy 99% of the time. Even if you're not into fantasy, I would say give Rothfuss a try - his books really don't read like most other fantasy (including Game of Thrones - I wouldn't recommend it to a non-fantasy fan)

  3. I have the Distant Hours on my shelf...I really need to get it read. Especially since you liked it so much!