2011: A Reading Year in Review


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Looking for Alaska
Sense and Sensibility
On Writing
Bridget Jones's Diary
The Night Circus
The Man with Two Left Feet: And Other Stories
Those Across the River
The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Novel
The Secret History
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
The Ballad of Frankie Silver
The Songcatcher
Adam & Eve: A Novel
A Room With a View
The Winter Sea

This was my best reading year yet in terms of meeting my reading goals. Actually, it might have been the first year I actively set reading goals.

  • Total number of books read: 50.
  • Fiction books: 46.
  • Nonfiction books: 4.
  • YA books: 8.
  • Audio books: 3.
  • Kindle books: 14.
  • DailyLit books: 2.
  • Books reread: 2.

2011 Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge

Dana has completed her goal of reading 50 books in 2011!


I recently posted my list of favorite books, but here is a quick list:

  1. Revolution, Jennifer Donnelly
  2. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
  3. On Writing, Stephen King
  4. The Songcatcher, Sharyn McCrumb
  5. The Paris Wife, Paula McLain
  6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs
  7. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
  8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
  9. Passion, Jude Morgan
  10. The Kitchen Daughter, Jael McHenry

Least favorite books of 2011 (no one-star books this year!):

Favorite book meme of the year: Top Ten Tuesdays.

Favorite reading challenge: The R.I.P. Challenge. Again.

Just a couple of days ago, I posted a list of my favorite blog posts for this year.

My Where Are You Reading 2011 reading challenge map (you can open it up and look all over):

View 2011 Where Are You Reading Challenge in a larger map


4 thoughts on “2011: A Reading Year in Review

  1. Yay for meeting your reading goals. I love your list and will have to come back and revisit it.

    Wishing you a wonderful 2012 filled with 5 star reads!

  2. I participated in your challenge to read six books I should have read in school but didn't and thoroughly enjoyed doing so. I read several books that we make kids read at our school: A Brave New World; Lord of the Flies; and Beloved. I also read three books that almost everyone my age read when they were in school or right after: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Phantom Tollbooth; and The Bell Jar. Thanks for making be read these books by encouraging me by setting up this challenge.

    1. That's great, Anne! I'm glad. I still need to read Hitchhiker's Guide, and I've never read The Phantom Tollbooth or The Bell Jar. Hope you enjoyed them.

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