Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What I Read in 2011

On Goodreads, I challenged myself to read 50 books in 2011. I surpassed that and read 59. Thinking that was a FLUKE, I challenged myself to 55 this year. Considering I wasn't sure I could hit 50 last year, I didn't want to push myself TOO much and have a goal that was unreachable (you know, like saying I'd read 100 – which would be possible if I didn't write).

I used to keep the list on the side panel, but decided to create a page instead (and there will be a similar page for my 2012 list). Anyway, here's the list (without my comments) of the books I read in 2011 (in the order I read them):

1. "Beyond the Rain" by Jess Granger
2. "Hungry for You" by Lynsay Sands
3. "I Dream of Genies" by Judi Fennell
4. "Original Sin" by Allison Brennan
5. "Secret Life of a Vampire" by Kerrelyn Sparks
6. "Ice Cold" by Tess Gerritsen
7. "Dance on Fire" by James Garcia, Jr.
8. "Heart of the Wolf" by Terry Spear
9. "Merchanter's Luck" by C.J. Cherryh
10. "Wolf Tales II" by Kate Douglas
11. "Forbidden Nights With a Vampire" by Kerrelyn Sparks
12. "Captured by Moonlight" by Nancy Gideon
13. "From the Earth to the Moon" by Jules Verne
14. "Blockade Billy" by Stephen King
15. "The Silenced" by Brett Battles
16. "Demonfire" by Kate Douglas

17. "The Midnight Hunt" by L.L. Rand
18. "Don't Kill the Messenger" by Eileen Rendahl
19. "The Vampire and the Virgin" by Kerrelyn Sparks

20. "Liars Anonymous" by Louise Ure
21. "MacLiam" by Renee Vincent
22. "Dead Reckoning" by Charlaine Harris
23. "The Kraken's Mirror" by Maureen O. Betita
24. "Fated" by Rebecca Zanetti
25. "One Night With a Goddess" by Judi McCoy
26. "Touch of Fire" by Maria Zannini
27. "Ruby: Uncut and on the Loose" by Danica Avet
28. "Eat, Prey, Love" by Kerrelyn Sparks
29. "Silent Partner" by Renee Vincent
30. "Vampire Mine" by Kerrelyn Sparks
31. "Beyond the Shadows" by Jess Granger
32. "Almost a Goddess" by Judi McCoy
33. "The Reluctant Vampire" by Lynsay Sands
34. "First Grave on the Right" by Darynda Jones
35. "True Love and Other Disasters" by Rachel Gibson
36. "Dark Lover" by J.R. Ward
37. "The Nightmare Thief" by Meg Gardiner
38. "Lover Eternal" by J.R. Ward
39. "Flirt" by Laurell K. Hamilton
40. "Lover Awakened" by J.R. Ward
41. "Lover Revealed" by J.R. Ward
42. "Lover Unbound" by J.R. Ward
43. "Lover Enshrined" by J.R. Ward
44. "Lover Avenged" by J.R. Ward
45. "Lover Mine" by J.R. Ward
46. "Lover Unleashed" by J.R. Ward
47. "Bullet" by Laurell K. Hamilton
48. "The Silent Girl" by Tess Gerritsen
49. "The Hellion and the Highlander" by Lynsay Sands
50. "Sexiest Vampire Alive" by Kerrelyn Sparks
51. "Changing the Game" by Jaci Burton
52. "Time's Enemy" by Jennette Marie Powell
53. "Heat Wave" by Richard Castle
54. "Not Another Bad Date" by Rachel Gibson
55. "The Club" by Sharon Page
56. "Madly, Truly" by Heather Webber
57. "Letters to a Secret Lover" by Toni Blake
59. "The Bite Before Christmas" by Lynsay Sands & Jeaniene Frost

My favorites were definitely the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I was consumed by that series, and it may have been the reason I was delayed in finishing my own book by the end of 2011. Ah, but if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't have read ANY books between them. Yeah, they were THAT good. I can't wait for the next one in the series to come out.

You would think with me reading all those books, I wouldn't have such a huge TBR pile. But I do. And I received more books for Christmas. Stephen King's "11/23/63" is included in the bunch, and I expect that book will probably take me a month to read (unless I read it next while I'm between writing projects – hmmmm, a good idea I think).

Support a writer - Read! I know I will.


The Happy Whisk said...

I laughed out loud at, support a writer, read. That's funny as well as good advice.

Home from prep. Tim took me in because we are down to one car and my prep buddy drove me back. It's not snowing but still covered and so bright outside. Love that.

This is our first real storm. Prior to this it's been dustings. Pretty dustings, but dustings just the same.

Each time I type dustings in this little box it underlines it as a misspelled word. So I keep writing it.

Dustings, dustings, dustings.

Okay, now I'm going to go eat lunch. Cheers.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Dustings, dustings, dustings. That's so funny! But I'm not getting any squiggly lines. Guess I don't have spell check turned on!

Maria Zannini said...

I'm not sure whether to be more impressed with the number of books you read or that you can name each one.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - I can only name each one because I keep track of them AS I read them. Otherwise, no way! My memory isn't that good.

I do know your name is on the list, though!! :)