Kim (mik100) wrote,
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2011 - Annual Book Post!!

This year I read 54 books! My goal was to reach 50, and I totally beat it! It helps that I read the additional 4 books in the 4 days after Christmas. Yay for books!

Total books read: 54
Best book read: Fire From Heavan - Mary Renault
Least favorite book of the year: A Summer of Drowning - John Burnside
Quickest read: I Want to Go Home - Gordon Korman read in 2 hours
Most ridiculous read: Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination - Helen Fielding
Total Library books read: 18
Total non-fiction books read: 14



A Farewell to Arms -Ernest Hemingway (re-read)

The Robber Bride - Margaret Atwood

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination - Helen Fielding (L)

Fire From Heaven - Mary Renault

I Want to Go Home - Gordon Korman

Responses to Oliver Stone's Alexander: Film, History and Cultural Studies - Paul Cartledge and Fiona Rose Greenland (L)

The Turn of the Screw - Henry James

The Stars' Tennis Balls - Stephen Fry

The Golden Mean - Annabel Lyon

Twice Tempted by a Rogue - Tessa Dare

High Octane - Lisa Renee Jones

The Argument Culture - Deborah Tannen (L)

Olympias: Mother of Alexander the Great - Elizabeth Carney (L)

Casino Royale - Ian Fleming

The Year of Living Biblically - A.J. Jacobs

The Guinea Pig Diaries - A.J. Jacobs (L)

Full Frontal Feminism - Jessica Valenti

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake - Sarah MacLean

Approaching Oblivion - Harlan Ellison

Skipping Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage (L)

Canada's Arctic Sovereignty: Resources, Climate and Conflict - Jennifer Parks (L)

Operation Orca: Springer, Luna and the struggle to save the West Coast Killer Whale - Daniel Francis and Gil Hewlett (L)

The Know-it-All - A.J. Jacobs (L)

The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin

Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord - Sara MacLean

The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum

Hard Core Logo - Michael Turner (L)

A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin

The Praise Singer - Mary Renault

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling (re-read)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling (re-read)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling (re-read)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling (re-read)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- J.K. Rowling (re-read)

The Island of Adventure - Enid Blyton (L)

Orca: The Whale Called Killer - Erich Hoyt (L)

The Pothunters - P.G. Wodehouse (L)

The Virtues of War - Steven Pressfield (L)

N or M? - Agatha Chistie

Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy - John Le Carre (L)

The House at Riverton - Kate Morton

The Search - Nora Roberts

Old Man's War - John Scalzi (re-read)

The Zen of Fundraising - Ken Burnett (L)

A Summer of Drowning - John Burnside (L)

The Ask - Laura Fredricks (L)

The Persian Boy - Mary Renault

Who Is Bugs Potter? - Gordon Korman

Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult

The House of Silk - Anthony Horowitz

The Ghosts Brigades - John Scalzi

The Sherlockian - Graham Moore

The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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