Favorites from 2011


Since this post is going around a lot in the blogging scene, I thought it might be fun to add my own post to that list of bloggers. I feel like I am putting this together on a whim, so it is not likely to be very organized, and for that I do beg your indulgence. This winter, I plan on doing a more “complete” list and have some fun with it, but until then, read on below to find out what some of my favorites from 2011 are, including books and


Books:  Although I have dozens still to read on my “TBR stack,” here are just a few of the books that I read this year that I most enjoyed.  

  • Heiress is a dark fairy-tale that is somehow really enchanting. Susan is a first-class author and I am eagerly looking forward to the sequel, Baroness.  
  • Debut author Michelle Madow enchants with her novel Remembrance. I thought her writing has room to “grow” but I thoroughly enjoyed this wholesome teen novel.  
  • There You’ll Find Me is also a new teen release for 2011. Written by Christian author Jenny B. Jones, I thought it was simply lovely. A beautiful tale set against Irish beauty.  
  • Bristol Palin is likely a household name because of her family, and the choices she made as a teenager in the public eye. Her biography, Unafraid of Life released this past year and it is a candid look at what went on in her life.  


  • Beastly – since I love fairy-tales this was a must-see, and the film is better than the book
  • Captain America – what more can be said about this was but; “bring on the fun!”
  • Footloose – although I haven’t seen the oldie version, this is a dazzling re-make
  • The Help – a tender, moving story
  • Jane Eyre – truly a beautiful adaptation 
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Television I discovered in 2011:

As incomplete as I am sure this list is, that is all I can come up with for now – I am truly out of time to be sitting here typing. Perhaps, I will add more to in the next couple of days, but for now, you must forgive me. Tell me, what were some of your favorites?     

Now, to close, here’s just a few titles I’m super excited about in the 2012 world of blockbusters; 

  • The Avengers – because awesome Marvel superhero movie
  • Mirror, Mirror – big-screen adaptation re-telling of Snow White
  • The Vow – romantic drama starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams (have I mentioned before how much I like her?? *grin*)
Favorites from 2011: Film, Fiction and TV! Taking a look at a few of my favorite discoveries in 2011. #Movies #TVShows #FWArchives Click To Tweet

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About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.


  1. We just saw The Help — amazing! "Two-Slice Hilly"… lol!! XD

    I must see Jane Eyre! I' off to read your review now :)

    Happy New Year, Rissi!

  2. I totally forgot about Jane Eyre! I need to see if my library has it and request it!
    Captain America, Soul Surfer (and, even though I haven't seen it, Monte Carlo. I just know it is wonderful) were great movies! And I enjoy anything Jenny B. Jones ;) Sierra
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

  3. Jessica – you are so right about The Help; it was lovely. It is a tad slow-moving but great nonetheless. We just bought a copy after its release and re-watched it – so good, and, yes, even funny. (Didn't you almost die laughing at that bit with Hilly and Minnie?!)

    Jane Eyre (2011) was a beautiful version – enjoy!

    So glad you popped in, Jessica – it's been a while. Please do so again soon. Happy 2012!

    Ella – I am super excited to see Courageous in another couple of weeks (it looks wonderful). And, who doesn't like Tangled – so sweet. I watched it last Christmas and "fell in love" with it. =)

    Sierra – do see Jane Eyre (2011), it was just lovely. It completely took me by surprise, but in a good way. Hope your library has it.

    Couldn't agree more about your two movie mentions – and trust me, Monte Carlo is adorable. ;D

    Jenny B. Jones = fabulous writing. She is taking a break just now, but I CANNOT wait for her next book!

    Happy 2012, girls!!

  4. Ah! Thanks, Ruth! I wanted to make a more "complete" list but that was all that worked out yesterday – I was writing up until the moment (basically) that I needed to run out the door. =)

    Happy New Year to you also!

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