Ratty (blinger) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

2011 Summary

I have literally only just had a chance to do this, so I'm going to do my 2011 summary, then my 2012 and I'll go back and do reviews of 2012 during this year.

1. Priceless
by Nicole Richie – 291 pages
2. How to Make Gravy
by Paul Kelly – 552 pages
3. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner – 307 pages
4. A Series of Unfortunate Events: Book the Second: The Reptile Room
by Lemony Snicket – 190 pages
5. Nobody’s Prize
by Esther Friesner – 306 pages
6. The Star King
by Susan Grant – 358 pages
7. The Star Prince
by Susan Grant – 395 pages
8. The Star Princess
by Susan Grant – 371 pages
9. Jennifer Government
by Max Barry – 335 pages
10. Angelology
by Danielle Trussoni – 453 pages
11. Beyond the Elastic Limit: An Epic Fable
by Howard Loring – 375 pages
12. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella
by Stephenie Meyer – 178 pages
13. Under the Dome
by Stephen King – 877 pages
14. The Davinci Code
by Dan Brown – 593 pages
15. Goddess of Spring
by P.C. Cast – 360 pages
16. Bare Bones
by Kathy Reichs – 417 pages
17. Goddess of Light
by P.C. Cast – 329 pages
18. Abandon
by Meg Cabot – 304 pages
19. Goddess of the Rose
by P.C. Cast – 342 pages
20. Monday Mourning
by Kathy Reichs – 300 pages
21. Goddess of Love
by P.C. Cast – 292 pages
22. Beastly
by Alex Flinn – 304 pages
23. Warrior Rising
by P.C. Cast – 340 pages
24. Cross Bones
by Kathy Reichs – 348 pages
25. Break No Bones
by Kathy Reichs – 334 pages
26. Goddess of Legend
by P.C. Cast – 309 pages
27. The Legend of Banzai Maguire
by Susan Grant – 327 pages
28. Day of Fire
by Kathleen Nance – 372 pages
29. The Shadow Runners
by Liz Maverick – 327 pages
30. The Power of Two
by Patti O’Shea – 358 pages
31. The Scarlet Empress
by Susan Grant – 356 pages


31 / 50 books. 62% done!

11300 / 15000 pages. 75% done!

Comparison to 2010:

31 / 35 books. 89% done!

11300 / 12261 pages. 92% done!

Top 5 books (not including re-reads):
5.The Power of Two
3.Jennifer Government
2.Under the Dome
1.The Star Princess

Interesting Facts:
Improvement on last year: -4 books (-961 pages)
Library books: 4
Non-fiction: 2
Most read author: P.C. Cast - 6 books/1972 pages
Followed by: Susan Grant - 5 books/1789 pages
Kathy Reichs - 4 books/1399 pages
Books with a fantasy element: 21
Re-reads: 0
Sequels/Not a stand-alone or the first in a series: 20

Goals for 2011:
- Beat 2010 – read at least 36 books/12500 pages - FAILED
- Read at least three classics, those being:
o Wuthering Heights - FAILED
o The Iliad - FAILED Though I did start it.
o The Odyssey - FAILED
- Read at least 5 non-fiction books - FAILED - I only read 2
- Read/finish off the following:
o Finish the last Tudor Court novel (The Other Queen) - FAILED
o Finish reading all of Susan Grant’s books (The Star Trilogy, and the 2176 series) - ACHIEVED
o Finish reading the Robert Langdon books (The Davinci Code and The Lost Symbol) - FAILED - I only read The Davinci Code
o Read the next four Kathy Reichs books (Bare Bones, Monday Mourning, Cross Bones, Break No Bones) - ACHIEVED
o Read the Howl & Sophie series by Diana Wynne Jones (Howl’s Moving Castle, Castle in the Air, House of Many Ways) - FAILED
o Read the Wicked trilogy (Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men) - FAILED
o Read the next four Goddess Summoning books (Goddess of Spring, Goddess of Light, Goddess of the Rose, Warrior Rising) - ACHIEVED - In fact I completed the entire series.

So all in all a pretty bad year from a goal perspective. Oh well. That pretty much summed up the year in general, so no hard feelings.

I set myself absolutely no goals for 2012 as I was aware at the time that I would be spending three months living overseas and that this event was likely to disrupt my reading time. In the end, it worked great because I got lots of reading time whilst travelling, but I'm glad I didn't set myself any goals because I would have struggled to meet them.

I will put up a 2012 Summary now and then go back and do reviews, because otherwise, we'll be here forever!
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