Sunday, 1 January 2012

Top Ten Books Read in 2011

Several of my favourite books from last year weren't actually published in 2011, but I still believe that they're all worth sharing. Without further ado, here are my favourite books of 2011, whittled down from the 135 total books that I read last year!

#10 - The Prodigal by Beverly Lewis

While many new authors of Amish fiction have emerged over the last few years, Beverly Lewis still stands out as one of the best novelists in this genre. 
See my review here.

#9 - Seek Me With All Your Heart by Beth Wiseman

The Land of Canaan series may turn out to be even better than Beth's first series.
Look out for a review of this book soon!

#8 - Plain Promise by Beth Wiseman

I got so involved in the lives of Sadie and Kade, it was almost as if I was experiencing events alongside them. 
Read my mini-review in this post.

#7 - The Promise of an Angel by Ruth Reid

Ruth Reid brings something entirely new and refreshing to the full-to-bursting genre of Amish fiction, and I would not have known that this was her debut novel.
Check out my full review here.

#6 - When Sparrows Fall by Meg Moseley

I was so captivated by this novel that I honestly could not find any faults with it.
Review coming soon!

#5 - Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer

Karen Witemeyer certainly knows how to create a compelling and enjoyable story, and Head in the Clouds had everything I look for in a good historical romance. 
Read my full review here.

#4 - Along Wooded Paths by Tricia Goyer

The spiritual and emotional depths of Tricia’s characters are something that I’m particularly fond of.
See my review here.

#3 - Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer

New Amish authors need to make their work stand out from the crowd, and Tricia has succeeded in doing this through placing her characters in a new setting and a more liberal community.
Full review here.

#2 - Lilly's Wedding Quilt by Kelly Long

If there’s such a thing as edgy Amish fiction, Kelly Long is undoubtedly the queen of it.
Read more here.

#1 - Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs

No review I write of this book will ever be able to do it justice. 
See why here.

I hope that you all had such fruitful reading experiences as I did in 2011. Here's to another great year of reading!


  1. Great list, Rachel! I have "Here Burns My Candle" on my TBR list, and you're #1 spot is making me want to get my hands on it. :-)

  2. These books sounds interesting. Thanks for the recommendations! Hugs and have a Happy New Year!!! :O)