Saturday, December 31, 2011

end of year book round up

as i suspected at the beginning of this year, working a job for 50-60+ hours a week until the end of april and then being a mom to a new baby, moving, and continuing to work at home really cut into my reading time this year.

as close as i can tell, i made it through 261 books this year. that's almost 200 less than my best year, 2009. :D

here are some highlights: (if you want to see the whole list or see my ratings and mini reviews, join me over at shelfari.)

room by emma donaghue
unbearable lightness by portia de rossi
anna and the french kiss by stephanie perkins
divergent by veronica roth
skipping a beat by sarah pekkanen
sisterhood everlasting by ann brashares
secrets of the baby whisperer by tracy hogg
the last little blue envelope by maureen johnson
stories i tell my friends by rob lowe

i also read installmants in series by the following authors:
george r r martin
carrie ryan
holly black
tamora pierce
kelley armstrong
susan wiggs
meg cabot
jenny han
kim harrison
maggie stiefvater

overall, it was a pretty good year. we haev an ipad and i read a lot of free books on the kindle app in the middle of the night while feeding jakey. a lot of those books are free for a reason, and did not make it anywhere close to this list. it was a good move to go from the groton library to the wichita public library system too.  lots of new reading material since the last time i spent time reading here! :D

1 comment:

Aunt Norma said...

I've been listening to audio books so I can multi-task. Our library has a huge assortment of available titles and I just download them to iTunes.
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