Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 wrap up

I had a very successful year, reading wise.  At the beginning of the year, I set my goal at 100 books.  Since I had a lot of free time this summer, I met my goal in June.  I then raised my goal to 200 books.

Books read: 203
Pages read: 67,853
Average book length: 334.3

Here are my best books of the year, in no particular order.  I couldn't narrow it down to less than 15.

The Lost City of Z- David Grann 
The Help- Kathryn Stockett
Never Let Me Go-  Kazuo Ishiguro
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle series)- Libba Bray
Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follett
Year of the Flood- Margaret Atwood
Let the Right One In- John Ajvide Lindqvist 
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt- Beth Hoffman
Those Who Save Us- Jenna Blum
Sarah's Key- Tatiana de Rosnay
Alias Grace- Margaret Atwood
The Book of Lost Things- John Connolly
Room- Emma Donohue
Hidden Wives- Claire Avery
The Passage- Justin Cronin


  1. Wow! I'm impressed. I tried really hard to read 200 this year and only got to 185. Oh well - there's always next year, right?

    I loved THE HELP, thought THOSE WHO SAVE US was heartbreaking, THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS creepy, and thoroughly enjoyed THE PASSAGE. I'll have to check out the other titles you list ...

  2. I'm delighted that my novel, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is on your favorites list, thanks so much for reading it!

    And thank you for the smile you gave me today by this lovely surprise. Happy New Year!

  3. Wow you had a great year! I hope to read more this year, I only read about 50 a year usually. I want to read Sarah's Key, it is in my TBR pile.