Monday, January 02, 2012

Books Read in 2011

Below is my list of Books Read in 2011. I'll (generally) not include picture books or extremely "Young Reader" books that I may read with my kids...but at the same time, I may include them if the mood is right.

I have an annual goal of reading 50 books or ~1 book/week. Last year I read (and posted about) 44 books.

Over the summer my weekly reading fell down a bit.  Fall and winter were also a bit spotty.  So sadly I didn't hit my goal and I was down from my 2010 stats, but I still read a bunch of good books.

I'll be getting my 2012 goal and post together shortly.  In the meantime, let me know what you read in 2011? Any great books I should add to my "to read" pile?

Here's the list of what I read in 2011:

  1. A Lion Among Men
  2. The Learning eXplosion
  3. The Elves of Cintra
  4. Matched
  5. The Name of the Rose
  6. The Tale of Desperaux
  7. Crucial Conversations
  8. The Scorch Trials
  9. Tuck Everlasting
  10. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  11. The Lost Hero
  12. Oliver Twist
  13. Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark
  14. The Red Pyramid
  15. Casino Royale
  16. The Gypsy Morph
  17. A Room With A View
  18. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  19. The Orphan of Awkward Falls
  20. Stranger in a Strange Land
  21. Rangers Apprentice Book 1: The Ruins of Gorlan
  22. Rise of the Darklings (The Invisible Order Book 1)
  23. The Good Earth
  24. The Death Cure
  25. The Throne of Fire
  26. The Man in the Iron Mask
  27. Doc: A Novel
  28. Jacob T. Marley
  29. Batman: The Killing Joke
  30. Flygirl
  31. The Maltese Falcon
  32. Peter and the Starcatchers
  33. The Shakespeare Thefts
  34. The Star Shard

I also have a "to read" list on Goodreads but it certainly isn't in any particular order.


What are YOU reading?  Did you have a favorite book read in 2011?


Oddyoddyo13 said...

I admire you for your bravery-one book a week! I'm much more lax with my speed, but then again, I read about six at a I suppose it balances?

Okie said...

Yeah...we'll see how it goes. I usually have two or three going simultaneously. I don't think I ever got up to 6 at once. That's probably a little tough to keep straight at times. :)

Phoenix said...

I am extra pathetic for reading about one book a month, ugh. I am reading The Happiness Hypothesis right now and it's incredible - I highly recommend it!

Farnnay said...

Thats awesome! Keep at it.

Anonymous said...

Wow,I've never met anyone who loves books as much as I do! I tried that reading one book per week, and I was doing qiute good actually until I ran out of good books and had to search for more :). I'm currently writing two stories at the moment, if you would care to take a look. Please comment aswell.. It makes me happy :)

Jo Schaffer said...

I do the same thing. Tear thtough books according to my mood.
Even go through psychology and non fiction.
The Bonds That Make Us Free is a good non fiction-- not unlike Crucial Conversations.
As far as a good fiction to tackle--anything by Dean Koontz is fun.