Friday, December 30, 2011

Best of 2011

Here it is . . . my list of favorite things of 2011.

Books that I read

General fiction . . . Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Historical fiction . . . (tie) The Traitor's Emblem by Juan Gómez-Jurado and Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Crime thriller . . .  (tie) The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis

Cozy mystery . . .  Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle

Paranormal . . . Hounded by Kevin Hearne

New author . . . Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

Nonfiction . . . Happier Than a Billionaire by Nadine Hays Pisani


Music that I listened to

Band . . . Florence + The Machine

Artist . . . Lady Gaga

Album . . . Born This Way by Lady Gaga

Song . . .  Rolling in the Deep by Adele

Artist Discovery . . . Nero

Note: I don't think that 2011 was a "great" year for music.


Things I watched

TV Show . . . Homeland

TV Movie . . . The Kennedys (miniseries)

Theater Movie . . . J. Edgar

Note: We didn't see a lot of movies this year. There are some things that came out at the end of the year that we're interested in, but haven't gotten around to seeing yet. 


Food I enjoyed

Restaurant . . . Passion8, Fort Mill, SC

Food Rediscovery . . . collard greens :-)

New-to-Me Food Discovery . . . raw kale salads

Dessert . . . The Sacred Chocolate Cake

Coffee . . . Caribou's Guatemala beans

Coffee Shop . . . Caribou Galleria

Farmers' Market . . . (tie) Matthews Farmers' Market and OUR OWN GARDEN!!!


Miscellaneous things I liked or enjoyed

Facebook Game . . . Baking Life

Social Network . . . (tie) Twitter and Pinterest

Web site . . . Goodreads (www.goodreads.com)

Vacation . . . El Salvador (Habitat for Humanity trip)

Weekend Getaway . . . St. Augustine, Florida

What were your favorite things of 2011? Did you discover anything new that you really liked? Or re-discover something you hadn't had in a while?