Tuesday, January 3, 2012

End of Year Reading Review for 2011

If you've been following this blog for sometime, you might remember that last January I posed a challenge to myself and all followers to read one book beginning of each letter of the alphabet. I forgot about this challenge mid-year, and upon compiling a rough list of the books I read this year, I can say I was unsuccessful in completing the challenge. I did read many notable books this year though -- see some highlights below!
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert -- This book took me on a journey. I re-read several pages and passages from the book because I found Gilbert's thoughts and perspectives so inspiring. I'll probably read this book again in 2012 when I need some motivation or a change in perspective.
Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs -- I'm not entirely sure why I chose to read this book, but I'm glad I did. I loved all the characters in this book, and their relationships were extremely entertaining. Unfortunately, I was disappointed by the other books in this series.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games series was so good. If you haven't read the series yet, make sure it's the first thing you read in 2012. Seriously.
Other books I read (and remembered):
Chosen - P.C. and Kristin Cast
No Roads to Follow - Michael Herman
Betrayed - P.C. and Kristin Cast
The Best of Me - Nicholas Sparks
Marked - P.C. and Kristin Cast
Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
Mocking Jay - Suzanne Collins
Along for the Ride - Sarah Dessen
Knit Two - Kate Jacobs
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Keeping Faith - Jodi Picoult
The Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella
Unbearable Lightness - Portia de Rossi
House Rules - Jodi Picoult
Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult
Bossypants - Tina Fey
Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
Save Me - Lisa Scottoline
Sizzle - Julie Garwood
Fire and Ice - Julie Garwood
Mommywood - Tori Spelling
Mini-Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
The Shack - William P. Young
Sundays at Tiffany's - James Patterson
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas - James Patterson
Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay

Instead of creating another Reading Challenge in 2012, I'm just going to try and read as often as possible and add a little more diversity into my reading list by exploring new authors and new genres. I'm also going to blog about each book I read... which will hopefully make it easier to review the books I've read this time next year.

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. House Rules has the same formula as just about every other Jodi Picoult book, which in itself is pretty frustrating. The martyred mother trying to take care of her "special needs" child. Another child or children feel neglected and *something* happens which leads to a legal battle. Some say if you have read one Picoult novel you have read them all. They aren't too far from the truth, but House Rules was a little bit better than her last few books in my opinion.