I love to read and I love to track what I read. I have been doing that on paper for over 10 years now. I signed up for Goodreads a while ago but been trying to use it more regularly this year.
In 2011 I finished just 14 books. I thought it should be more than that. Too much tv, not enough books…;) Anyway, in 2012 I really would like to try to read 50 books but we will see how that goes. I joined a local book club so I know that will be a lot of fun too.
Here is what I read in 2011…
Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting by Bethenny Frankel – I really enjoyed this book even though some of it was common sense and some of it just wouldn’t work for me. She had a lot of good points about eating more healthy vs just dieting.
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon– This is the 5th book in the Outlander series which is my favorite! It was a super long book and ended up listening to the auto book version halfway through since it was a little slow in the middle.
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon- This was the 6th book in the Outlander series. I liked this one more than the Fiery Cross. There were a lot of exciting parts to it.
Rain Song by Alice J. Wisler- This was a great fiction book about a girl who was born in Japan. She moved to the US when she was a small child. She now lives in NC and knows something bad happened in Japan but her Father won’t tell her what. She meets a man online who lives in Japan who knows about some her childhood. It was a quick read but a sweet story.
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 11) by Charlene Harris. I love the Sookie Stackhouse series. I read these pretty quickly and then I have to wait. I liked book 11 better than book 10 and really looking forward to book 12 which I just read on her website comes out in May 🙂
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins- LOVED this book. I read it in about a day I think. Just didn’t want to put it down. It also started me into a new genre. “Books about teenagers going through something crazy in the future.” I have a huge list of books I want to read that fit that.
Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins- This is the 2nd book in the Hunger Games series. I couldn’t put this one down either.
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) by Suzanne Collins- This was the 3rd book in the Hunger Games. I liked it but it wasn’t as good as the other two in the series. I think it took me a week to read this one.
Faith Deployed…Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives by Jocelyn Green- This book was really good! I knew it would be. I would really recommend this one for anyone going through a deployment or getting ready to go through one. I did a book review on this one in September.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett- Awesome book! It had been on my to-read list for a while but when I heard the movie was coming out I figured it was time to read it. Another book I didn’t want to put down.
Divergent by Veronica Roth- My friend told me about this one because of liking the Hunger Games so much. It is a great book and I read it pretty quickly. It is about a world where teens have to choose a faction when they turn 16. Tris is the main character and when it comes time for her to choose her faction she decides not to choose her own family’s faction. The book is all about what happens with her. This book is apart of a series and the 2nd one comes out in May.
Delivered With Love by Sherry Kyle- I liked this book. It was cute and took place in California. There were some parts of the book where I felt like everything worked out a little too well for reality but it was sweet story.
Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) by Lenore Skenazy- I really wanted to read this book to get her perspective on things. I don’t want to be the kind of parent that freaks out over everything. But I don’t want to put my kids in serious danger. This book gave me a lot to think about. I didn’t agree with all of it but some parts I really did.
Open Minds (Mindjack, Book 1) by Susan Kaye Quinn- This was another book about a teenager in the future. It takes place in a world where almost everyone can read minds. Kira is the main character and can’t and is considered a zero. I really enjoyed this book because the author really did a good job of creating a different kind of world than our own. The characters were really interesting too.
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