So These aren't my favourite books of all time, but my favourite books of 2011, and some from 2010. They were the freshest in my mind.
Stolen - Lucy Christopher
Gemma is kidnapped from an airport in Thailand and taken to desert Australia, where her kidnapper wants her to love him. I loved this book because even after I'd finished it, the characters were lingering in my head, I was in love, and the ending was just brilliantly done.
Fall for Anything - Courtney Summers
After Eddie's famous photographer father commits suicide, she meets one of his student who is also looking to solve the question of why. It's a literary masterpiece because it reads so true to emotions, and because the author really gets into the head of her characters, making dialogue and all actions and thoughts plausible.
Bereft - Chris Womersley
Chris Walker, who has been off fighting in a war, returns home after years of exile, where his family believe he killed his sister. Written in such a beautiful and delicate way, full of gorgeous language and one very special relationship that made my heart melt.
Brotherhood of Warriors - Aaron Cohen (non-fiction)
Aaron is in Duvdevan, an elite special forces unit in the Israeli army, where he trained to stop terrorists. A chilling insight into the military world and really well written.
We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
Eva is writing letters to her husband, reflecting over their lives and trying to understand how her son could commit such murders. An incredibly dense and heavy read, totally worth the long journal for what is revealed at the end.