Friday, December 31, 2010

A year summed up

So I lost count somehow and messed up, I only made it to 114 books this year, not 115, and I am half way through two books that I was hoping to finish today, but it's just not going to happen.

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 :)

1 comment:

Super said...

I don't think listening to audiobooks is cheating at all! Some people retain information better when they hear it or when they're multi-tasking, as you mentioned. I always count my audiobooks toward my yearly total, and I'm not ashamed. :)

Good luck with all your goals!