When I decided to put together a post recapping my reading experiences from 2011, I looked back at what a wrote last year and it’s pretty clear that I was pleased with the quality of novels that I read. Without question, 2011 was even better.
First, I met my goal of 24 novels, which was one more than what I read in 2010. Second, almost all of the novels that I read were completely kick ass. I literally rated 20 of those 24 novels as 4 stars or better. That pretty much says it all, but here are some additional stats.
Of the 24 books that I read, 2 were graphic novels and 6 were audio books. According to Goodreads, the page count for those novels was 10,102, which was just a bit more than 2010’s 9,472. If you are interested, you can see every more stats at Goodreads.
As I mentioned before, the books that I read this year were pretty awesome. Here’s the breakdown:
- Side JobsÂ (stories from The Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher
- Princep’s FuryÂ (Codex Alera #5) by Jim Butcher
- Catching FireÂ (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins
- MockingjayÂ (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins
- The Graveyard BookÂ by Neil Gaiman
- The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and NocturnesÂ by Neil Gaiman
- The Shadow RisingÂ (Wheel of Time #4) by Robert Jordan
- A Wizard of EarthseaÂ (Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. LeGuin
- The Wise Man’s FearÂ (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Hero of AgesÂ (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson
- DaemonÂ by Daniel Suarez
- The Blade ItselfÂ (The First Law #1) by Joe Abercrombie
- Before They Are HangedÂ (The First Law #2) by Joe Abercrombie
- Last Argument of KingsÂ (The First Law #3) by Joe Abercrombie
- Ghost StoryÂ (The Dresden Files #13) by Jim Butcher
- American GodsÂ by Neil Gaiman
- The Name of the WindÂ (The Kingkiller Chronicle) by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Well of AscensionÂ (Mistborn #2) by Brandon Sanderson
- Old Man’s WarÂ (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi
- The Way of ShadowsÂ (Night Angel #1) by Brent Weeks
As you can see, I read a lot of great books last year. I still want to go into some more detail about some of these reads, but I think I’ll leave that for another post.