Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reading Some More 2011

In 2010 I outdid myself: I read 74 books.  Now, I know in my pre-teen and teen years I read more books than that in a year (mostly when I was addicted to Sweet Valley High, Nancy Drew, and The Baby-sitter's Club), but I guarantee you that this was the most books I've read any year of my adult life.  When I finished up the last one of the year, coincidentally the current last one of a series, my husband looked at me, pleadingly, and said:

"You can stop reading now, right?"

I wish.

I am addicted to the written word.  It is my escape, my ultimate down time.  Of course I can't stop; but I hope to slow down a little.  The current goal is just to stay consistently reading and read no less than 2 books per month.

I'm already halfway through January's goal.

That being said, allow me to introduce you to the Reading Log of 2011!  If you are looking for book suggestions, feel free to check back here every once in a while.  And, please, as always, suggest something new, too.  I make good on them!

January (4)
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Turned On and Off by Lilian Jackson Braun

February (4)
Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville
Song of the Wanderer by Bruce Coville
Dark Whispers by Bruce Coville
The Last Hunt by Bruce Coville

March (7)
Winne the Pooh by A.A. Milne 
The Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Played Brahms by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Played Post Office by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Candy Shop Wars by Brandon Mull
Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

April (3)
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Sniffed Glue by Lilian Jackson Braun

May (3) 
The Cat Who Went Underground by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

June (5)
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
The Cat Who Lived High by Lillian Jackson Braun
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Small Steps by Louis Sacher
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

July (6)
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

August (7)
The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Moved a Mountain by Lilian Jackson Braun
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye
The Cat Who Wasn't There by Lilian Jackson Braun
Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret by Obert Skye
The Cat Who Went into the Closet by Lilian Jackson Braun
Leven Thumps and the Eyes of the Want by Obert Skye

September (2)
The Cat Who Came to Breakfast by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Two Lives of Miss Charlotte Merryweather by Alexandra Potter

October (2)
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson

November (6)
The Cat Who Blew the Whistle by Lilian Jackson Braun
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye
Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder by Obert Skye
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

December (4)
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
The Cat Who Said Cheese by Lilian Jackson Braun
Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine, M.A.

Total for the Year: 53
Re-reads: 24
New Reads: 29