Friday, January 20, 2012

Books read in 2011

Once again I forgot to write down some of the books I read this last year but I did better at remembering than in years past.  Now that I have an Iphone I'm a little worried that my reading is going downhill.  I find myself playing dumb games or habitually checking email and Facebook rather than reading.  I'm not too happy about it and I seriously have to get a grip!  So we'll see how the list comes out for 2012...I gotta get going if I want to read a decent amount this year.

Books read in 2011

Roots                                            Alex Haley
An Assembly Such as This             Pamela Aidan
Duty and Desire                             Pamela Aidan
These Three Remain                      Pamela Aidan

Firewing                                         Kenneth Oppel
Sunwing                                         Kenneth Oppel
Silverwing                                      Kenneth Oppel

1776                                              David McCullough
Unbroken                                       Laura Hillebrand
Master Your Metabolism               Jillian Michaels
Heart in the Right Place                  Carolyn Jourdan               loved!
Fablehaven                                     Brandon Mull
Left for Dead                                  Beck Weathers
Invasive Procedures                       Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
The Magicians Apprentice              Trudi Canavan
The Novice                                    Trudi Canavan
The High Lord                                Trudi Canavan

Priestess of the White                      Trudi Canavan
Last of the Wilds                             Trudi Canavan
Voice of the Gods                           Trudi Canavan

The Help                                         Kathryn Stockett              loved

School's Out-Forever (Maximum Ride Series)     James Patterson

The Harvester                                 Gene Stratton Porter

A Girl Named Zippy                        Haven Kimmel

The Underland Chronicles               Suzanne Collins
·         Gregor the Overlander
·         Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane
·         Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods
·         Gregor and theMarks of Secret
·         Gregor and the Code of Claw

Pathfinder                                          Orson Scott Card

A Lion and a Lamb                            Rand H. Packer             interesting book about the Sacred Grove
Sarah's Key                                       Tatiana de Rosnay          loved

Glass Castle                                       Jeannette Walls              wow
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet/ Jamie Ford
First Meetings                                    Orson Scott Card
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks /Rebecca Skloot               loved    
Room                                                 Emma Donoghue             really liked but disturbing
Olive Kitteridge                                  Elizabeth Strout                unusual but I liked it (bad language)
Hart's Hope                                       Orson Scott Card
Rebecca                                            Daphne du Maurier

The Princess Bride                             S. Morgenstern/ abridged by William Goldman
Eat Cake                                           Jeanne Ray (a favorite fluff read)

Walden--didn't finish yet


  1. I love the Gregor books. LOVE! But I was a little disappointed in the ending (much like the Hunger Games series). I also loved the Help.

    I liked Glass Castle but it almost suspended belief for me. I can't believe people actually live like that. And then my mom read it and said it was hard for her to read because it was too much of a reminder of her life growing up and I felt sick. How did I not know my mom grew up like that?

  2. You did way better than me, I think I read two books! Umm, make that one, I'm still reading the second one!