Monday, January 2, 2012

Books of 2011

Like last year, books & reading have been a HUGE part of my year. I love to read. Love. It. (though I have had to get creative on reading positions lately).

So, without further ado, here is my list of books for 2011 (this year I put links to all the books but my 4 & 5 star reviewed ones are bold):

1. Stolen
2. Nightshade
3. Across the Universe
4. Wither
5. Crecendo
6. It's Not Summer Without You
7. Cleopatra
8. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
9. The Picture of Dorian Gray (re-read)
10. Anna and the French Kiss
11. Rich and Mad
12. The Lost Saint
13. Ship Breaker
14. The Book Thief (re-read)
15. Darkest Mercy
16. City of Fallen Angels
17. The Poison Eaters: and Other Stories
18. Revolution
19. Hex Hall
20. Fighting Ruben Wolfe
21. Jane: a modern retelling of Jane Eyre
22. Zombies vs. Unicorns
23. Demonglass
24. Getting the Girl
25. Jane Eyre (re-read)
26. Marcelo In The Real World
27. I Am the Messenger
28. A Match Made in High School
29. Cryer's Cross
30. Everneath
31. Hourglass
32. Will Grayson, Will Grayson
33. The Help
34. Forever
35. Red Glove (sequel to this fab book)
36. Sweetly
37. Texas Gothic
38. The Handmaid's Tale
39. Wolfsbane
40. Shade
41. Lola and the Boy Next Door
42. Shift
43. Divergent
44. Crazy Beautiful
45. Daughter of Smoke and Bone
46. Storyteller: The Authorized Bio of Roald Dahl
47. Chain Reaction
48. Unearthly
49. Die for Me
50. Van Gogh: The Life
51. Beauty Queens
52. The Well of Ascension
53. Bloodlines
54. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
55. To Kill a Mockingbird (re-read)
56. Supernaturally
57. Clockwork Prince (2nd book to this great one)

Has anyone read any of these this year?
What were some of your top books for 2011?

Any questions about any of the books, leave a comment & I'll answer it here!


Monica @ All Things Lovely said...

YESS, so happy about this list. Can't wait to investigate it. I often read in that same position. I don't know why. Did you seriously read allll those books this year?? Oh man, what a dream! Seriously, how do you do it? Do you stay up late reading? Do you carry a book everywhere?? really, i need to know.

Variety said...

You inspired me to go finish up my tally for last year. In 2011 I read 95 books for a total of 33,238 pages. Only 9 of those books were truly recommend worthy:
Across the Universe, by Beth Revis
The Girl who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen
Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
Possession, by Elana Johnson
Revolution, by Jennifer Donnelly
The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman
Nefertiti, by Michelle Moran
Everneath, by Brodi Ashton

And my top book for 2011: Everneath. (Too bad I can't lend it out yet, since it hasn't been released.)

Smithy said...

hooray for the list!

Anonymous said...

I still have your list from last year bookmarked. I really need to get back on the reading wagon. I've been slacking.

MEREDITH said...

Love the list,can't wait to start reading some good books!

Olivia Carter said...

Monica- YES! Scott & I go to bed at night and read for at least 1/2 an hour every night- a lot of times more.

Also, I have been taking a lot of baths since I've been pregnant (tons of back pain) and I ALWAYS read in the bath.

And I do carry a book with me everywhere I go. It means anytime I'm waiting or have a second I get some reading in. Also if the kids are playing at a park or at a playplace I get reading in then too. :)

Also, we have reading time on the weekends where Scott, the kids, & I will all just sit and read.

Also, some of those audiobooks that I listen to when on long drives & cleaning!

Hope that helps! :)

Esther Noelle said...

Great list!!! :)

Katie said...

Thanks for always keeping us updated with what you have read. I have wanted to read Across the Universe since you first mentioned...and I finally got it from the library to take on our beach trip in August. Didn't get to it while we were there, and guess what? I left it in the condo!!!! I ended up having to pay the library for it and I still haven't read it. Grrrrr.

Buck Jeppson said...

I'm so glad you are a good reader. I love to read but have always been a slow reader, which meant keeping on deadline in school was a horrific challenge. I like the fact that you're dipping into some classics again. I read far more non-fiction. My favorites this year (both fiction and non-) are:
-Homer and Langley (novel)
-Siddhartha (re-read)
-On Beauty and Being Just (essays)
-Portland Noir (short stories)
-Lullaby (novel)
-Survivor (novel)
-Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life (non-fiction)
-Why Do I Love These People? (essays)

Monica @ All Things Lovely said...

thanks! i really need to make that a habit to have me book with me everywhere.