Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 Reading Challenge

Number of books read

My goal in 2011 was to read 50 books. I did better than that by reading 65 books! That is 130% of my goal. :)

Actually, the number really should be slightly higher than 65 because I reread some of the books during the year. But there's no way to tell that to Goodreads.com.

I think that my goal for 2012 will be to read 66 books.

Number of pages read

According to Goodreads.com, I read 20,614 pages in 2011. Of course, the number is actually a little higher than that because 1) I reread some books, and Goodreads.com doesn't know that, and 2) It's not counting everything I read for school.

So, in more or less the order read, here are my books from 2011:

Bartimaeus: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud*
Note: I read (ok, listened to) this one twice, I think

The Revolt of the English Majors by G.B. Trudeau

Wrapped Up FroxTrot: A Treasury With the Final Daily Strips by Bill Amend*

Fiber by Rick Bass**

Beka Cooper: Terrier by Tamora Pierce*
Note: I came pretty close to having read this one twice.

The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram**

A Country Year by Sue Hubbell**

Redwall: Mossflower by Brian Jacques*

The Action Bible by Doug Mauss

Far Traveler by Rebecca Tingle*

Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues by Mark Eddy Smith

Cats Are Weird by Jeffrey Brown

Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Beka Cooper: Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce*
Note: I read this at least twice

Rituals by Kiki Howell

The Táin by Thomas Kinsella**

Green Rider: Blackveil by Kristen Britain

Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud*

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko**

The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney*

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill**

Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie**

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

The Healing Spell and Other Stories by Kiki Howell

The Little Book of Irish Clans by John Grenham

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin*
Note: I read this one twice

Discworld: Eric by Terry Pratchett

Septimus Heap: Syren by Angie Sage

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

Devil's Rock by Chris Speyer

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway*

Inheritance: Eragon by Christopher Paolini*

Septimus Heap: Darke by Angie Sage

Inheritance: Eldest by Christopher Paolini*

Pets' Letters to God by Mark Bricklin*

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

WebMage by Kelly McCullough

Discworld: Mort by Terry Pratchett

Discworld: The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett

Discworld: Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

Inheritance: Brisingr by Christopher Paolini*

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer*

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen*

Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer*

Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer*

For Better or For Worse: Family Business by Lynn Johnston

The Burning Island by Pamela Frierson

Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer*

Beka Cooper: Mastiff by Tamora Pierce

Bone: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith*

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Inheritance: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard by David Petersen

In Their Good Books by Jim Smiley

Bone: The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith*

Uller Uprising by H. Beam Piper

Bone: Eyes of the Storm by Jeff Smith*

Calvin and Hobbes: Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons by Bill Watterson*

Simon's Cat: Beyond the Fence by Simon Tofield

Bone: The Dragonslayer by Jeff Smith*

Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer*

Bone: Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border by Jeff Smith*

Bone: Old Man's Cave by Jeff Smith*

*Books that I had read before
**School books that I did read the entirety of -- there are more that I haven't included here because I only read bits and pieces of them

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