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
2.Under the Dome
1.The Star Princess
Improvement on last year: -4 books (-961 pages)
Library books: 4
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
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!