Friday, December 30, 2011

Ana's Best Books of 2011

My life went through some big changes this year and, unlike previous years, I read very little. None of my reads were truly exceptional but I would like to mention two books that were my favourite historical fiction reads in 2011:

The Black Pearl by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - The Morland dinasty series has a huge amount of books and I am still in the first volumes. I have been enjoying learning about british history through their story and it's definetely a series I would like to continue reading. You can find my review here.

A Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley - I really enjoyed reading the story of Margaret of Ashbury. It's a book I postponed reading several times because a few years ago I tried another one by Merkle Riley and it didn't appeal to me. Now I'm glad that I finally took the plunge and read it because the other two books in the trilogy about Margaret of Ashbury just went into my wish list. You can find my review here.

As you can easily guess from my choices I didn't read any recent books. Sadly I didn't even manage to read the book I was eagerly anticipating at the end of last year - Elizabeth Chadwick's Lady of the English. To read it is going to be one of my goals for 2012. 


  1. If you have started on the Morland dynasty series you are in for a treat.

    Happy New Year.

  2. I'm glad to know it! :-)

    Thank you! Happy New Year for you too!!

  3. I've read the first and third books in the Morland series and they were pretty good. :)

    I also did not read as much as I have in past years but having a baby in May threw everything off!

  4. Robinbird I had 2 babies in March. :-)

  5. I really need to get back to the Morland series. I have The Black Pearl sitting on my shelf at the moment.

  6. I have both of these books... One day I must read them!