Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Inspiration Nation

The first Wednesday of the month is reserved for Insecure Writer's Support Group.

So here are a list of my top five reads of 2011 that have inspired me to reach beyond the stars.  Okay, lame, but these books inspired me to become a better writer.

 1. Five Flavors of Dumb-Made me laugh, cry, and cheer for the underdog. Great Read!
YA Contemporary


2. The Body Finder: Loved the suspense and romance of the two main characters.
YA Thriller

3. Infinity: Totally unbelievable but totally fun. 
YA Urban Fantasy

4. The Lost Symbol. Dan Brown what else can I say. I believe him just on pure faith.

5. Best Served Cold. A great ecclectic cast of characters and an edge of your seat ride. Loved it!

What are your favorites of 2011?


  1. "Legacy of the Empress" by Rebecca Knight, is a YA fantasy I especially enjoyed. It is inspiring not only for the wonderful writing, but because Rebecca is a debut author from my own communty! Thanks for the great posts Elizabeth and Evangeline!
    Happy New Year!

  2. Those all have great covers! I read some really great old-fashioned epic fantasy this year :)

  3. "Angel Burn" by L.A. Weatherly. That book was AMAZING.

    I'll have to check out some of the books you read! They look really good!

  4. I have been reading a lot of poetry lately and these have been my favourites:

    Oasis - by Jo VonBargen:

    The Great Modern Poets - by Michael Schmidt:

    Voice Recognition - Anthology of new poets:

    and of course

    I threw a stone - poetry and audio book from Oscar Sparrow (sorry bit of a plug as I wrote the foreword)

    Hope 2012 is full of poetical insights for all.

  5. I like that title - Five Flavors of Dumb. Sounds like a fun one. :)

  6. Hmmm....I haven't read (or heard) of several of these. Off to goodreads. New follower :)

  7. I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's adult series, I'll have to check this one out.

  8. Good list! I need to pick up one of Abercrombie's books.

  9. Thanks and thanks for the recommnedations. I'm always looking to extend my TBR list. =)

  10. I know it's not 'done' to admit to liking Dan Brown, but I really enjoy his stories, enough to overlook any aspects of the writing that might make me wince a little :-)

  11. LOL. Dan Brown is not the only one. =)


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