Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 in Review

2011 was one of the best years of my life as a reader. After eight years outside of the United States, I was overwhelmed by the amazing access to books that I have in South Carolina.
Here are a few of the numbers for the year:

125 books read

39 graphic novels

14 adult books (fiction and nonfiction)

5 books re-read

Reviewing the list of titles, I chose my favorite eleven (it’s my blog, that’s why) books of the year:

1. Divergent

2. Page By Paige

3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

4. Wonderstruck

5. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

6. Meanwhile

7. A Storm of Swords

8. The Summer I Turned Pretty

9. You Don’t Even Know Me

10. Tender Morsels

11. Sahara Special

I have about seven more months in the US, so I plan to take advantage of the books at my disposal. My new Kindle should help in that department, as well!


  1. Yes, you can load up your Kindle :)

    I want to read many of the books on your list. I have Divergent on my Kindle and hope to read it very soon.

  2. Are you headed out internationally again after this year?

  3. Yes, I am off to Bogota, Colombia! So excited, but also trying to read as much as possible in English while I can.

  4. Jenny Han... LOVE her! The whole summer series was fantastic. And SAHARA SPECIAL!!! Esme Raji Codell is one of my all time favorite people on this planet. Have you read Educating Esme?? You have so many others on your list I need to read! Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Wonderstruck, Divergent...

  5. I love Educating Esme and wish I could roller skate so I could be more like her ;)


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