I read 27 books in 2011, the most I've read in one year since I started chronicling my reading on LJ. And even more surprising is that I liked all of them and loved many.


1. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
2. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
3. The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima
4. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
5. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
6. In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
7. A Fountain Filled with Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming
8. Out of the Deep I Cry by Julia Spencer-Fleming
9. To Darkness and to Death by Julia Spencer-Fleming
10. All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming
11. I Shall Not Want by Julia Spencer-Fleming
12. Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
13. One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming
14. Big Red Tequilla by Rick Riordan
15. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
16. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
17. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
18. I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
19. Heat Rises by Richard Castle
20. The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima
21. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
22. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
23. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
24. A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny
25. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
26. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
27. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Just because I'm found myself thinking about this over the last couple of days, here are some stats on this year's reading list:

* There are only three re-reads on this list, which is pretty few for me, but I think it's a good thing that I've gotten to read so many new (or new-to-me) books this year.

* Only two books were non-fiction. Or maybe 2.5, since Holidays On Ice has essays of both fiction and non-fiction? It's typical for me not to read much non-fiction, but I'd like to do a little better with that next year. Specifically, I'd like to read more history.

* Eight of the books were YA fantasy. I think that might be surprisingly low for me? YA fantasy remains one of my favorite genres, but probably good that I branched out a little more than usual?

* Nine books (1/3) were mysteries. Though I devoured mysteries for many years, I've read much less of the genre in recent years, and it was fun to get back into it.

* Three of the books were for my book club. There was one I didn't read because I couldn't go to the meeting, and one very good but incredibly long book club choice that I'm still making my way through (a year later), so I guess that means we met five times this year. That's probably about average for us.

So, I'm very happy with my 2011 reading list. I hope I'll do as well in 2012. Thanks again to everyone who recommended books to me over the last year. Whether or not I've read them yet, I always appreciate your recommendations and look forward to reading them whenever I can :)
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