I'm going to have a few days' rest from blogging and celebrate Christmas - let's face it, there have been plenty of reviews recently for you to get your teeth into! But I shan't leave you abandoned, oh no.
I love lists, I really love 'em. Putting things in order has delighted me ever since Mum used to empty a big tin of buttons on the table for us to sort. That's why I don't make a top-ten-in-no-order list - I rank my most loved books of 2011 in strict order, even when it is a far from exact science. It's how much I liked them, how much I admired them, how much I enjoyed reading them (all of which are slightly different) all rolled into one.
Some amazing books have been left out, but it's still a nice mix of male and female authors (7.5 each), various decades, and... well, three non-fiction books in there. And a lot of funny books too, or at least books with funny elements (numbers 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 6, 5, and 1 would all qualify). Enough jabbering, over the list - do link to your own list, if you've made one.