Saturday, December 31, 2011

December/2011 Wrap Up

Oh my goodness, what a month this has been!  I hit my goal of reading 200 books and actually surpassed it by 2 (thanks to the Vampire Academy series).  I read 202 books in 2011 which is INSANE.  I am glad I can say I did it but I don't think I will be trying that again anytime soon. 

Throughout the year I kept track of all the books I read that I borrowed from the library, got for free from NetGalley, borrowed from friends, etc. (basically books I didn't pay for in 2011).  I then kept track of the lowest price I could find for a new copy of each book to find out how much money I would have spent had I purchased all of those books.  The grand total was $1,651.33!  It's crazy to think that's how much I could have spent this year...thank goodness for the library!! 

I finished the Henry VIII challenge I participated in which wound up being not nearly as fun as I expected.  I am getting kind of bored with nonstop Tudor novels.  There are some good ones out there but there are also a lot of really bad ones.
I also kept track of how many books I read that I own and this is a sad number.  Of the 202 books I read htis year, only 44 of them were books I own physical copies of.  Needless to say, I did not do a good job of cleaning up my TBR pile.  Hopefully, I can work on this next year and do better.  I will post my 2012 goals on Monday.

Here is what I read in December:

1.) Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
2.) Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
3.) Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
4.) Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
5.) Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
6.) The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
7.) The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau
8.) By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan
9.) Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
10.) Zlata's Diary by Zlata Filopovic
11.) The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley
12.) Frostbite by Richelle Mead
13.) Life's a Beach by Claire Cook
14.) Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
15.) Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
16.) City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
17.) A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres
18.) Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward
19.) Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

WHEW!! I am exhausted.  I hope everyone has a happy new year!  Let me know how you did with your 2011 goals.


  1. I am thoroughly impressed with how much you read this year! And you did a ton of good reviews, too.

    I completed my Goodreads Challenge; and even though it was a small goal, I feel good about it because I haven't been reading many books in the past few years. I hope this next year will be even more book-filled.

    Also, I love the new blog design! Hope you have a very happy new year. :)

  2. Wow - 19 books in one month! You are quite a voracious reader, hats off to you....


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