Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wow. 2012.

At some point I lost my blogging mojo.  It was not a good year for me keeping up with this blog.  I'm just going to put it behind me and move on.  And try to catch up?  I have a ton of reviews that I didn't do.  Some I wrote for other places but never posted here.  And some won't ever get done.  Let's face it, life happens, things get busy and I let things (like this blog) go.  We'll see how 2012 goes. 

To close out the year (although I still need to get to some reviews), here are the facts. 

I read 58 books this year.  I listened to one audio book which brings my total to 59.  That's not as good as last year but I'm not surprised. 

I did meet my goal of reading at least 25 books from my existing stash.  I more than met that goal, so that's awesome.  Of course I acquired more books than I read so that was kind of a waste.  So maybe my goal this year will be to read more and acquire less.  Probably won't happen but it could. 

I did update the listing of the books I read in 2011.  The link is here.  If I've written a review, the book will have a link that will lead there. 

My top 10 books this year are. . . (in no particular order)

1.  The Search by Nora Roberts
2.  Across the Universe by Beth Rivas
3.  The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
4.  If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster
5.  What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarity
6.  Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
7.  The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
8.  The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (Audio Book)
9.  Night Road by Kristin Hannah

Okay, that was only 9.  I read a lot of good books this year but I'm having a hard time being "in love" with any of them.  Those top nine are probably the closest.  I really want to be obsessed with a book again.  I'm on the hunt.  Let me know of your obsessions.

I also joined a book club.  Yes, it's online so I still don't have to interact with real live people, but it's still a book club.  The first book was Frankenstein.  Okay.  Well then.  I had no idea the monster was such a chatty guy.  That book was completely unexpected.  I am very glad I read it but I'm never going to read it again. 

So that brings us to 2012.  Hooray!  I hope to fall in love with a good book this year.  I hope all of you do too.

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