Top Posts for 2011 and Wishing You a Top-Notch 2012

First of all, I hope you all have a top notch writing year in 2012.
To celebrate the close of 2011, here are two top lists.
Nielsen Bookscan’s Top Ten Children’s/YA Titles
  1. THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic, trade paperback)
  2. CABIN FEVER, by Jeff Kinney (Amulet, hardcover)
  3. CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic, hardcover)
  4. INHERITANCE, by Christopher Paolini (Knopf Children’s, hardcover)
  5. MOCKINGJAY, by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic, hardcover)
  6. THE SUN OF NEPTUNE, by Rick Riordan (Hyperion, hardcover)
  7. THE THRONE OF FIRE, by Rick Riordan (Hyperion, hardcover)
  8. THE UGLY TRUTH, by Jeff Kinney (Amulet, hardcover)
  9. THE WIMPY KID DO-IT-YOURSELF BOOK, by Jeff Kinney (Amulet, hardcover)
  10. ELF ON THE SHELF, by Carol Aebersold (Cca & B, hardcover)

The Writer’s Journey’s Top Ten Posts for 2011

  1. Reading.  Why this reading list above all others?  I don’t know but I won’t argue with this kind of success.
  2. Goals Worthy of a President.  One of my many goals posts.
  3. Korean Paper Weaving.  This one is often discovered through Google searches.
  4. Mysterious Book Art in Edinburgh.  Another one the search engines often find.
  5. Nurturing Your Creativity.  You get to see some of my knitting in the photo.  And he’s wearing a hat!
  6. I’m a Versatile Blogger.  The post about the Versatile Blogger award.
  7. ALA’s Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2010.  Book banning is a popular topic both among bloggers and readers.
  8. Books:  ALA Awards and My Own Recent Reading.  More book lists!
  9. A Wacky Book Challenge.  Not surprisingly, another post about book challenges and banning.
  10. It All Depends on What You Are Writing.   On different types of children’s books, picture books through novels.

Wishing you all a happy and safe New Year’s Eve.  I’ll be back with more posts next week!