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Friday, January 06, 2012

2011 book stats

I love doing book stats!

Total books read: 38
Total authors read: 33

male: 15
female: 18
new: 24

historical fiction: 1
young adult: 16
crime/mystery: 1
sci fi: 0

Year of Publication
oldest: 1892 (The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes)

1940s- 1
1960s- 4
1970s- 4
1980s- 4
1990s- 11
2000s- 15

Places visited in books
New York, United Kingdom, Georgia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, India...and more I probably forgot!

Top 10 of 2011

in no particular order

1. A Gracious Plenty
2. A Clockwork Orange
3. The Great Brain
4. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
5. One Night at the Call Center
6. Trolley Car Familiy
7. The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc
8. Diary of An American Au Pair
9. Fire in the Valley
10. Ruby Slippers of Oz*

*Ruby Slippers was a reread but I was as fascinated with this book the second time I read it as I was the first.

2011 books

I guess I don't really use this blog much anymore except for my yearly totals, if anyone is reading this! I've been using goodreads a lot-please find me there (Amy Gourley) I really didn't read as much as I would have liked to in 2011 and I think this has been my lowest number read in a while.

1. Countdown January- Daniel Parker
2. Vinyl Leaves- Stephen Fjellman

3. The Suble Knife- Philip Pullman
4. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes-Arthur Conan Doyle
5. Cringe- Sarah Brown
6. Mortified 2- David Nadelberg

7. Mortified- David Nadelberg
8. A Gracious Plenty- Shari Reynolds
9. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing- Judy Blume
10. Superfudge- Judy Blume

11. A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess
12. Double Fudge- Judy Blume
13. Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great- Judy Blume
14. The Pigman- Paul Zindel

15. Ramona and Her Mother- Beverly Cleary
16. Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast- Bill Richardson
17. A Woman's Place- Marita Goldman
18. The Other Side of Dark- Joan Nixon
19. The Great Brain- John D. Fitzgerald

20. Eclipse-Stephenie Meyer
21. Breaking Dawn- Stephenie Meyer
22. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud- Ben Sherwood

23. Requiem for a Princess- Ruth Arthur
24. Trolley Car Family- Eleanor Clymer
25. Pears on a Willow Tree- Leslie Pietrzyk

26. Stori Telling- Tori Spelling
27. Filthy Rich- Dorothy Samuels
28. One Night at the Call Center- Chetan Bhagat
29. Finding Mr Right- Emily Carmichael
30. Class Notes- Kate Stimpson
31. The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc- Loraine Despres

32. The Te of Piglet- Benjamin Hoff
33. The Ruby Slippers of Oz-Rhys Thomas

34. How Not to Spend Your Senior Year- Cameron Dokey
35. Coraline- Neil Gaiman
36. Fire in the Valley- Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine

37. The Forest- Edward Rutherfurd
38. Diary of An American Au Pair- Majorie Leet Ford