Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 - The Year That Was

I can't believe that we are already well into 2012. Time really flies when you are having fun (or immersed in fictional worlds!). 2011 was a great year for me. I read some stunning books, met some amazing people and managed to get far more reviews done than I would ever have expected.

My goal for 2011 was to read more than 100 books and reach a total of 50,000 pages read. My final count for the year was 122 books, but my page total only came to 49,571 pages. The problem with counting pages is that there really isn't a standard to adhere to. The different formats all have different page counts and font sizes. I think if I convert the hardcover and trade paperback page counts to their mass market equivalents I'd be well above the 50,000 mark so I'm chalking this one up as a success.

For 2012 I'm going to take a more leisurely approach to my reading. My only goal for 2012 will be to see how many books I can read. I'm hoping for 125 books, but I'll have to see how it goes.

Here's to a great 2012 filled with loads of books and, more importantly, the time to read them!

Books read in 2011
  1. Old Man's War - John Scalzi
  2. A Fire Upon the Deep - Vernor Vinge
  3. Djinn Rummy - Tom Holt
  4. Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
  6. Ashes to Ashes - Tami Hoag
  7. Carved in Bone - Jefferson Bass
  8. Feast of Souls - C.S. Firedman
  9. I am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  10. Shadowdale - Richard Awlinson
  11. Troy: Fall of Kings - David Gemmell
  12. Indelible - Karin Slaughter
  13. Faithless - Karin Slaughter
  14. Fractured - Karin Slaughter
  15. Tantras - Richard Awlinson
  16. Waterdeep - Richard Awlinson
  17. Animal Farm - George Orwell
  18. Aftershock - Quintin Jardine
  19. Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
  20. Burn - Nick Brownlee
  21. Hide and Seek - James Patterson
  22. The Precipice - Ben Bova
  23. The Rock Rats - Ben Bova
  24. The Silent War - Ben Bova
  25. Aftermath - Ben Bova
  26. The War of the Flowers - Tad Williams
  27. The Mirror of Her Dreams - Stephen R. Donaldson
  28. Point - Thomas Blackthorne
  29. Pawn of Prophecy - David Eddings
  30. Paint Your Dragon - Tom HOld
  31. Sister Alice - Robert Reed
  32. Airframe - Michael Crichton
  33. Exit Wound - Andy McNab
  34. Pirate Latitudes - Michael Crichton
  35. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
  36. Gerald's Game - Stephen King
  37. Wake - Robert J. Sawyer
  38. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol 2 - Various
  39. Legends of Blood - Wayne Bartlett
  40. The Terror - Dan Simmons
  41. Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction - Sue Townsend
  42. Absolution - Caro Ramsay
  43. Polar Shift - Clive Cussler
  44. Dauntless - Jack Campbell
  45. Fearless - Jack Campbell
  46. The Wind in the WIllows - Kenneth Grahame
  47. World War Z - Max Brooks
  48. Triplanetary - E.E. "Doc" Smith
  49. Dracula - Bram Stoker
  50. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
  51. Gridlinked - Neal Asher
  52. A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
  53. Salem's Lot - Stephen King
  54. Courageous - Jack Campbell
  55. Valiant - Jack Campbell
  56. Relentless - Jack Campbell
  57. Victorious - Jack Campbell
  58. Guards! Guards! - Terry Pratchett
  59. Death from the SKies - Philip C. Plait
  60. White Rage - Campbell Armstrong
  61. Sourcery - Terry Pratchett
  62. Blue Man Falling - Frank Barnard
  63. The Line of Polity - Neal Asher
  64. Blackwater Sound - James W. Hall
  65. Brass Man - Neal Asher
  66. Bad Blood - Amanda Coetzee
  67. Polity Agent - Neal Asher
  68. Line War - Neal Asher
  69. Embassytown - China MiƩville
  70. The Departure - Neal Asher
  71. The Metalmark Contract - David Batchelor
  72. Deadlands - Lily Herne
  73. The Left Hand of God - Paul Hoffman
  74. The Last Four Things - Paul Hoffman
  75. Dreamsongs - George R.R. Martin
  76. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
  77. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A Corey
  78. Robopocalypse - Daniel H. Wilson
  79. Prince of Thorns - Mark Lawrence
  80. The Engineer Reconditioned - Neal Asher
  81. Den of Thieves - David Chandler
  82. Graceling - Kristin Cashore
  83. The End Specialist - Drew Magary
  84. The A-Men - John Trevillian
  85. Manhattan in Reverse - Peter F. Hamilton
  86. The Power of Six - Pittacus Lore
  87. Hell Ship - Philip Palmer
  88. Rebel - Bernard Cornwell
  89. The Warded Man - Peter V. Brett
  90. Feniks - Deon Meyer
  91. The Darkness Inside - John Rickards
  92. The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
  93. Cold Service - Robert B. Parker
  94. Spoor - Deon Meyer
  95. Interesting Times - Terry Pratchett
  96. Thud! - Terry Pratchett
  97. Making Money - Terry Pratchett
  98. Eric - Terry Pratchett
  99. Reaper Man - Terry Pratchett
  100. Moving Pictures - Terry Pratchett
  101. Small Gods - Terry Pratchett
  102. Saucer: The Conquest - Stephen Coonts
  103. Lords and Ladies - Terry Pratchett
  104. Men at Arms - Terry Pratchett
  105. The Last Hero - Terry Pratchett
  106. Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett
  107. Mort - Terry Pratchett
  108. Feet of Clay - Terry Pratchett
  109. The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents - Terry Pratchett
  110. Jingo - Terry Pratchett
  111. Snuff - Terry Pratchett
  112. The Fifth Elephant - Terry Pratchett
  113. The Last Continent - Terry Pratchett
  114. Wintersmith - Terry Pratchett
  115. Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett
  116. Soul Music - Terry Pratchett
  117. Running Black - Patrick Todoroff
  118. Halo: Cryptum - Greg Bear
  119. The Great Hunt - Robert Jordan
  120. The Solitude of Prime Numbers - Paolo Giordano
  121. Scaredy Cat - Mark Billingham
  122. The Last Wish - Andrzej Sapkowski

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