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Lazaraspaste’s Best of 2011

Lazaraspaste’s Best of 2011

This year was a bit of a crap year for me. I actually haven’t read all that much—at least in so far as romance is concerned. Between the final semester of school, exams, work and the most severe case of reading burnout I have ever had in my life, I honestly wondered if there would be anything on this list! A few of these are re-releases of older books, mostly in ebook format.  But for the most part, these books were published in 2011. I’m surprised that the list numbers the fingers on my hand.

  • A Lady’s Lesson In Scandal by Meredith Duran (review)
  • One Night is Never Enough by Anne Mallory (review)
  • The Wild Marquis by Miranda Neville (actually, all three of the books in this series, including The Dangerous Viscount and The Amorous Seduction of Celia Seaton) (review)
  • The Famous Heroine by Mary Balogh (review)
  • The Charm School by Susan Wiggs (review)

 

Jennie’s Best of 2011 List

Jennie’s Best of 2011 List

2011 does not stand out as one of my more memorable reading years; many books fell in the okay/mediocre range, with a whole lot of B range books and a handful of C range books. Only one D, and no Fs! – which I guess is a good thing, though I feel oddly nostalgic about the notion of reading a Really Bad Book. Following are the best 2011-published romances (or romance-y books) I read this year.