Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Reading Recap

At the beginning of 2011, my one and only New Year's Resolution was to try to read more.  I failed.

Oh I read quite a bit, and once again the trend continued towards higher page-count novels than in previous years, but this year my total book count dropped from 41 books to just 27 - and that's counting the one I'm in the middle of now!  So really only 26.

Now, by most peoples' standards two books a month is pretty good, but for some reason I feel slightly disappointed.  It's a feeling that I'm just going to have to get over though, as my life is busier, fuller, and more satisfying than it has been in the past, and while that might mean slightly less time for reading, it also means more time spent with the boyfriend and the bird and other friends, and generally living!  So really I guess that's not such a bad thing!

On the off chance that anyone is interested, here's the list of books I read in 2011:

Splinter of the Mind’s Eye Alan Dean Foster 1/3/2011
The Way of Shadows Brent Weeks 1/11/2011
Shadow's Edge Brent Weeks 1/20/2011
Beyond the Shadows Brent Weeks 2/2/2011
The Lost Symbol Dan Brown 2/13/2011
Red Seas Under Red Skies Scott Lynch 3/4/2011
Flood Stephen Baxter 3/12/2011
The Steel of Raithskar Randall Garrett, Vicki Ann Heydron 3/18/2011
The Glass of Dyskornis Randall Garrett, Vicki Ann Heydron 3/24/2011
The Bronze of Eddarta Randall Garrett, Vicki Ann Heydron 3/27/2011
The Well of Darkness Randall Garrett, Vicki Ann Heydron 4/4/2011
The Search for Ka Randall Garrett, Vicki Ann Heydron 4/10/2011
Return to Eddarta Randall Garrett, Vicki Ann Heydron 4/14/2011
The River Wall Randall Garrett, Vicki Ann Heydron 4/26/2011
Changes Jim Butcher 5/10/2011
Ark Stephen Baxter 5/22/2011
A River in the Sky Elizabeth Peters 6/7/2011
Water for Elephants Sara Gruen 6/15/2011
Dead Until Dark Charlaine Harris 6/26/2011
Heartless Gail Carriger 7/17/2011
Ghost Story Jim Butcher 9/14/2011
Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage Agathe Christie 9/20/2011
The Way of Kings Brandon Sanderson 11/1/2011
Sizzling Sixteen Janet Evanovich 11/4/2011
Smokin' Seventeen Janet Evanovich 11/11/2011
A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness 12/1/2011
A Dance with Dragons George R. R. Martin Reading

So to all of my Little Reading Addicts, I wish you a very Happy New Year!  Be safe this weekend, and may 2012 be filled with as many books as you can (comfortably!) cram into your lives!


  1. Wow, quite the list! I hope to read more this coming year too. Happy New Year! :)

  2. Wishing you a year filled with excellent reading. :)

  3. wow you definitely pick longer books, and you seem to have some favorite authors there too! I think its a great year as long as you read even one book, so I guess you had a fantastic year!