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My reading goal this year was 52 books, and I completed my 52nd book the other night (leaving me about 10 days to spare!). I actually didn’t even realize it was my 52nd book until I went in to update the list that I have been keeping. I’m not sure that I didn’t leave anything off accidentally, but it’s pretty close. I’m all set to start on a new stack of books for 2011, but could use more recommendations. Please leave a comment if you have any! You can see the books I have read in the last couple of years on my What I Am Reading page.
Here’s my completed list for this year if you are interested:
The Shack (William P. Young)
Grave Secret (Harper Connelly Mysteries 4) (Charlaine Harris)
The Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) (Richelle Mead)
Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Mysteries 3) (Charlaine Harris)
Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly Mysteries 2) (Charlaine Harris)
House Rules (Jodi Picoult)
Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Mysteries 1) (Charlaine Harris)
Beautiful Darkness (Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl)*
Go Ask Alice (Anonymous)
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (John Grisham)
Little Bee (Chris Cleave)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)
Size 14 Isn’t Fat Either (Meg Cabot)
Size 12 Isn’t Fat (Meg Cabot)
Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)*
Linger (Maggie Stiefvater)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Stieg Larsson)*
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Stieg Larsson) *
Charlie St. Cloud (Ben Sherwood)
The Reader (Bernhard Schlink) (ironically, the audiobook)
Book of the Dead (Patricia Cornwell)
Undead and Unpopular (MaryJanice Davidson)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson and Reg Keeland) *
Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn (Ridley Pearson and Tristan Elwell)
The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom (Susan Veness)
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: A Eclipse Novella (Stephenie Meyer)
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon)
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) (Richelle Mead)
Gone (Lisa McMann)
The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
Dead in the Family (Charlaine Harris)
Burned (House of Night Novel) (Kristin Cast and P.C. Cast)
Undead and Underappreciated (Mary Janice Davidson)
The Last Song (Nicholas Sparks)
Shiver (Maggie Stiefvater)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows)
Undead and Unemployed (Mary Janice Davidson)
Fade (Lisa McMann)*
Undead and Unwed (Mary Janice Davidson)
Tainted (Brooke Morgan)
Bare Necessity (Carole Matthews)
Wake (Lisa McMann) *
Twenties Girl (Sophie Kinsella)
Blood Promise (Richelle Mead) *
Shadow Kiss (Richelle Mead) *
Frostbite (Richelle Mead) *
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian (Rick Riordan)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth (Rick Riordan)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse (Rick Riordan)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters (Rick Riordan)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan) (read this series with 9-yr-old daughter)
Vampire Academy (Richelle Mead) *
(* are books that I couldn’t put down)
Sharon Mostyn says
What a GREAT idea, Tricia! By posting your 2010 list people will get an idea of what you like to read in order to make suggestions for 2011!!! My tip: Jeri Smith-Ready’s WVMP series – Wicked Game, Bad to the Bone and Bring On the Night. Let me know if you need an affiliate link. 😉
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What did you think of Twenties Girl? I literally could not keep it open-I felt like I’d already read it halfway through.
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It was one of those “pass the time” books. Not something that really kept me totally engaged but I didn’t have anything else on my shelf that I really wanted to read at the time. The genre in general is one that I neither love nor won’t read at all–just somewhere in the middle.
Love the list especially Percy Jackson, those are fantastically fun books, love them more than HP. I also like the new series the Lost Hero, really good. The 52 book thing is a great idea. I might try that this year.
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Drew- Thanks for the reminder on the new Lost Hero series. I need to get that first book ordered! Next year I am going to slip in a few more “classics” that I didn’t manage to read in school (or that I was supposed to read and only watched the movies of!).
I just started reading the “Fever” series by Karen Marie Moning, while I’m on the waitlist at the library for Vampire Academy. These are good so far. I have also read her “Highlander” series which I enjoyed.
The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich is excellent. Earlier this year I read the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon which was very good too.
Amy- I’ve had a couple of people mention the Stephanie Plum series. It is definitely going on my list for next year. I will have to check out “Fever.” Vampire Academy was one of my favorite series ever!
Kim Rowley says
I just finished “Fiona Range” by Mary McGarry Morris that was a bargain book I had that I thought was pretty good. I can bring it to Vegas with me if you’d like it?
That would be terrific, Kim! I have not heard of that one. thank you. 🙂