Sunday, January 1, 2012


My co-worker has been keeping track of the books that he reads every year since the 1980s. He has a running Excel document with the book title, author and a little review. I started keeping a list of my own books in January of 2010 just to see how many books I read during the year. I got a Kindle in September, which increased my reading by a lot. I was able to read at the gym without having to hold a book in place on the elliptical, plus the Kindle was much easier to carry around.

Here's my 2010 list:

1. The Child Thief, Brom (January 3-January 12)
2. The September Society, Charles Finch (January 12 –January 17)
3. Roman Blood, Steven Saylor (January 18-January 27)
4. Shades of Grey, Jasper Fforde (January 27-February 5)
5. Nanny Returns, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (February 5-February 10)
6. Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead (February 11-February 13)
7. Frostbite, Richelle Mead (February 13-February 15)
8. Shadow Kiss, Richelle Mead (February 15-February 21)
9. Blood Promises, Richelle Mead (February 21-March 1)
10. The Magicians and Mrs. Quent (March 3-March 19)
11. Hood, by Steven R. Lawhead (March 19-April 1)
12. The Help, by Kathyrn Stockett (April 1-April 5)
13. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen (April 5/6-April 16)
14. Hand of Iris, by Jo Graham (April 17-May 2)
15. Fool, by Christopher Moore (May 1/2-May 11)
16. Scarlet, by Steven R. Lawhead (May 12-May 31)
17. La’s Orchestra Saves the World, Alexander McCall Smith (May 31-June 2)
18. Paper Towns, John Green (June 2-5)
19. Odd and the Frost Giant, Neil Gaiman (June 6)
20. The Ice Dragon, George RR Martin (June 7)
21. Water for Elephants
22. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
23. The Girl who played with Fire
24. The Girl who kicked the Hornet’s Nest
25. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley (July 3-July 13)
26. Queen Bees and Wannabees, Rosalind Wiseman (July)
27. The Magicians, Lev Grossman (July 14-July 21)
28. The Mahabharata (finished September 8)
29. Fly Away Home, Jennifer Weiner (July 21-July 25)
30. One day, David Nicholls (July 25-August 1)
31. The Fleet Street Murders, Charles Finch (August 2-August 8)
32. The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood (August 8-12)
33. Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood (August 13-24)
34. On Beauty, Zadie Smith (August 24-September 8)
35. Indigo and Ink, Natania Barron (September 8-September 19)
36. The Hedge Knight I, George RR Martin (September 20)
37. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (September 20-22)
38. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (September 22-24/25)
39. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (September 24/25-28)
40. The Gates, John Connelly (September 29-October 4)
41. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, Katherine Howe (October 4-October 11)
42. The Prince of Mist, Carlos Ruis Zafon (October 11-October 13)
43. The Tale of Halcyon Crane, Wendy Webb (October 13-October 16)
44. The Passage, by Justin Cronin (October 16-October 26)
45. The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton (October 26-October 31)
46. The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson (October 31-November 9)
47. A Stranger in Mayfair, by Charles Finch (November 10-November 14)
48. The House in Riverton, by Kate Morton (November 15-November 20)
49. Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart (November 21-November 27)
50. The Distant Hours, by Kate Morton (November 27-December 3)
51. Daisy Miller, by Henry James (December 3)
52. Matched, by Ally Condie (December 3-9/10)
53. The House on Durrow Street, by Galen Beckett (December 9/10-December 20)
54. The Children’s Book, by AS Byatt (December 20-January 2)

I'm not going to review these at this point. The ones that took me longer to read were probably ones I wasn't very into. The Hunger Games series, the Passage and Kate Morton's books were probably my favorites from the year.

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