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?