A quick summary.....
My most favorite books this year, in no particular order:
- The Help
- The Book Thief
- The Thirteenth Tale
- Thirteen Reasons Why
- The Hunger Game series
My most favorite characters:
- Tiny Cooper (Will Grayson Will Grayson)
- Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)
- Lisbeth Salandar (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
- Grandma Mazur (Stephanie Plum Series)
Least favorite characters:
- Prof Umbridge (Harry Potter)
- any character in Kurt Vonegets books
- All of the characters in The Magicians
- Sookie Stackhouse
- Bella Swan (Twilight)
Most kick ass character ever written:
- Lisbeth Salander---Hands freaking down
A few books that I can't even remember reading:
- Love the One You're With
- Everyone is Beautiful
- Some Girls Are (even though I slightly remember that I did like this book)
Worst books all year:
- The Magicians
- The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
I am changing things up this next year with my list. I will be participating in a challenge that is 111 books in 2011, but not 2011 books in 2011 like my husband thinks I should do. I am also going to change up my side bar with my list of books. I am not going to have a preselected list this year, since as you can see how well I did with the list from last year. I am just going to add the books to the list as I finish them and my to be read list will just be stored on my GoodReads account.
I am going to make sure that I read more printed books this year because my cousin and close friend think that I cheat by listening to audio. Little do they know that I actually retain more and pay attention more with audio mainly because I am a multi-tasker and when all I am doing is one thing, my mind wanders and I lose focus. So my goal is to read at least 4 print books a month, this also includes on my kindle. I also want to decrease my unread books at home. In a little bit I am going to separate my books into read and to be read, take a picture, post it, and then in the middle and the end of the year, do it again to show the impact that I have done. This post might even wait until tomorrow depending on how sassy I feel tonight.
So that is it everyone. I really hope everyone has a far better 2011, as I had the worst year of my life this year and am totally looking forward to bigger and better things.
Happy New Years, and see you on the other side :)