Saturday, January 01, 2011

This year was about 50 books less than 2011. Overall I read 128 books 32,036 pages. Of the books I read the following are my favourites :


Overall Favourite - Shalador's Lady by Anne Bishop. Was it the best written book? No, but it was the book I most looked forward to and had the most fun reading. I had the ebook preordered and it came out while I was in Australia and I downloaded it and read it straight away while travelling.

Favourite Graphic Novel - Joker by Brian Azzarello
Favourite Manga - Tarot Cafe v5 by Sang-Sun Park (an excellent series)
Favourite Fantasy - The White Cat by Holly Black, I can't wait to read book two of this new series
Favourite Fiction - Austenland by Shannon Hale (a good, fun, light read) and The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Favourite Urban Fantasy - Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong although it was a really tough call as I loved all the Charlaine Harris and Patricia Briggs books I read too
Favourite Teenage Fiction - White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick was amazing
Favourite Mystery - Shakespeare's Counsellor by Charlaine Harris (I highly recommend the whole Lily Bard series)
Favourite Fairy Tale - Green Angel by Alice Hoffman or Ash by Malinda Lo

Books read :

1. Shakespeare Wrote for Money - Nick Hornby
2. Isolde: Queen of the Western Isle - Rosaline Miles
3. Death Masks - Jim Butcher
4. Dead Over Heels - Charlaine Harris
5. The Awakening - LJ Smith
6. Pied Piper - Debbie Viguie (Charmed)
7. Maiden of the White Hands - Rosalind Miles
8. The Struggle - LJ Smith
9. The Lady of the Sea - Rosalind Miles
10. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
11. Exchange - Paul Magrs
12. Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
13. Fables v10 : The Good Prince - Bill Willingham
14. Fables v11: War and Pieces - Bill Willingham
15. Hunting Ground - Patricia Briggs
16. Shalador's Lady - Anne Bishop
17. Archenemy - Frank Beddor
18. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
19. Heart of the Mummy - Tommy Donbavand
20. A Friend in Need - MaryJanice Davidson (Short Story)
21. Undead and Unpopular - MaryJanice Davidson
22. Undead and Uneasy - MaryJanice Davidson
23. The Fury - LJ Smith
24. Dark Reunion - L J Smith
25. Psyche in a Dress - Francesca Lia Block
26. Undead and Unwed : A Honeymoon Story - MaryJanice Davidson (Short Story)
27. Twilight Graphic Novel v1 - Stephenie Meyer & Young Kim
28. Never Slow Dance with a Zombie - E. Van Lowe
29. Death Note v5 - Tsugumi Ohba
30. Green Angel - Alice Hoffman
31. Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
32. Buffy 8 v2 : No Future for You - Joss Whedon
33. Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
34. Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris
35. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
36. Buffy 8 v3 - Joss Whedon
37. Buffy 8 v4 - Joss Whedon
38. Buffy 8 v5 - Joss Whedon
39. Buffy 8 v6 - Joss Whedon
40. Death Note v6 - Tsugumi Ohba
41. Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
42. Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
43. The Edible Woman - Margaret Atwood
44. A Fool and His Honey - Charlaine Harris
45. How to Make a Journal of Your Life - D. Price
46. The Prophecy - Lynne Ewing
47. All Together Dead - Charlaine Harris
48. I Am Mordred - Nancy Springer
49. From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris
50. Dead and Gone - Charlaine Harris
51. The Becoming - Lynne Ewing
52. The Final Eclipse - Lynne Ewing
53. Last Scene Alive - Charlaine Harris
54. Death Note v7 - Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata
55. Looking for Alaska - John Green
56. Elementals - AS Byatt
57. The Tarot Cafe v4 - Sang-Sun Park
58. Ash - Malinda Lo
59. Poppy Done to Death - Charlaine Harris
60. Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief - Rick Riordan
61. The Riddle of the Wren - Charles de Lint
62. Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
63. Moon Lore - Gwydion O'Hara
64. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner - Stephenie Meyer
65. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Phillip Pullman
66. The Tarot Cafe v5 - Sang-Sun Park
67. Y the Last Man v2 - Brian K Vaughn
68. The Scent of Your Breath - Melissa P
69. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens - J M Barrie
70. Juliet Naked - Nick Hornby
71. The Cry of the Icemark - Stuart Hill
72. Shakespeare's Champion - Charlaine Harris
73. The Tarot Cafe v6 - Sang-Sun Park
74. Austenland - Shannon Hale
75. Making Money - Terry Pratchett
76. Y the Last Man v3 - Brian K Vaughn
77. Beast - Donna Jo Napoli
78. Lady: My Life as a Bitch - Mervin Burgess
79. The Third Eye - Mahtab Narsimhan
80. Mystic Knoll - Diana G Gallagher (Charmed)
81. The First Person and Other Stories - Ali Smith
82. Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits - Garth Enis
83. The Saga of Swamp Thing v1 - Alan Moore
84. Fragile Things - Neil Gaiman
85. The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry
86. Joker - Brian Azzarello
87. The Gift - Alison Croggon
88. The Tarot Cafe v7 - Sang-Sun Park
89. Shakespeare's Christmas - Charlaine Harris
90. White Crow - Marcus Sedgwick
91. Silent Bob Speaks - Kevin Smith
92. Divine Cruelty - Lee Ash
93. Changeling Places - Micol Ostow (Charmed)
94. Death Note v8 - Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata
95. The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
96. Undead and Unworthy - MaryJanice Davidson
97. The Tarot Reader-s Daughter - Helen Dunwoodie
98. Touch Magic - Jane Yolen
99. Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett
100. Undead and Unwelcome - MaryJanice Davidson
101. Shakespeare's Trollop - Charlaine Harris
102. Lucinda, Dangerously - Sunny
103. Dancing Girls - Margaret Atwood
104. The White Cat - Holly Black
105. Shakespeare's Counsellor - Charlaine Harris
106. Undead and unfinished - Maryjanice Davidson
107. Ruined - Paula Morris
108. Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr
109. Brody's Ghost v1 - Mark Crilly
110. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents - Terry Pratechett
111. The Harp of the Grey Rose - Charles de LInt
112. The Queen's Curse - Emma Harrison (Charmed)
113. Living with the Dead - Kelley Armstrong
114. Buffy 8 v7 - Joss Whedon
115. Comic - Frank Cottrell Boyce
116. Lamb - Christopher Moore
117. Picture Perfect - Cameron Dokey (Charmed)
118. The Other Hand - Chris Cleave
119. Frostbitten - Kelley Armstrong
120. The Eternal Kiss - Various
121. Derek's Bane - MaryJanice Davidson
122. Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things - Ted Naifeh
123. Kind - Holly Black
124. Selkie Island - Jorrie Spencer
125. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
126. Sunlore - Gwydion O'Hara
127. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
128. Enslaving Anna - Giselle Lorimer

3 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I enjoyed reading your wrap up post! I need to catch up with my Anne Bishop books. I do enjoy her books. Likewise with Kelley Armstrong. I am going to be reading my first Patricia Briggs book this month--it's about time, I know. :-)

I loved the one book in the Lily Bard series. Another one I need to finish off. I'm sensing a pattern here . . . I'm always behind!

I hope you have a great New Year!

Alice Teh said...

What a great list of books! I have enjoyed Sookie Stackhouse novels very much. Can't wait to read Dead in the Family soon.

gautami tripathy said...

Great picks!

I read 95 books, not bad, considering I was in a reading slump for more than four months.

Happy New Year to you and your family. Have a great reading year in 2011!!!

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