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My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby Joshua on Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:50 pm

The purpose of this thread is for you to be able to keep a list of all the books you've read in 2011. That way, you and everyone else will be able to see what you've read, and come Dec 31 2011 you'll be able to count how many books you read this year!

So make a post, start with the book you first read in 2011 and edit as you go through the year (with ratings and comments too, if you like!)

You can find the 2010 Book Reading List here!

Don't forget you can do the same thing with your movies too. Join My 2011 Movie Viewing List here too.

January
Rogue - Mark Walden [3.8/5]
(Book 5 in the H.I.V.E series)

Secret Army - Robert Muchamore [4.2/5]
(Book 3 in the Henderson's Boys series)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis [2.7/5]
(Book 5 in the Narnia series)

Zero Hour - Mark Walden [3.9/5]
(Book 6 in the H.I.V.E series)

February
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins [4.7/5]
(Book 1 in the The Hunger Games series)

Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins [4.4/5]
(Book 2 in the The Hunger Games series)

March
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins [4.3/5]
(Book 3 in the The Hunger Games series)

April
The Named - Marianne Curley [5/5]
(Book 1 in The Guardians Of Time series)

The Dark - Marianne Curley [4.8/5]
(Book 2 in The Guardians Of Time series)

May
The Key - Marianne Curley [5/5]
(Book 3 in The Guardians Of Time series)

June
The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King [4.1/5]
(Book 2 in The Dark Tower series)

July
Shadow Wave - Shadow Wave [3/5]
(Book 12 in the CHERUB series)

Plugged - Eoin Colfer [2.5/5]

Grey Wolves - Robert Muchamore [4.2/5]
(Book 4 in the Henderson's Boys series)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling [5/5]
(Book 7 in the Harry Potter series)

August
Tales of Beedle the Bard - J.K. Rowling

Quidditch Through The Ages - Kennilworthy Whisp

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling [4.9/5]
(Book 5 in the Harry Potter series)

September
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling [5/5]
(Book 1 in the Harry Potter series)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling [4.8/5]
(Book 2 in the Harry Potter series)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling [5/5]
(Book 3 in the Harry Potter series)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling [5/5]
(Book 4 in the Harry Potter series)

October
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling [4.9/5]
(Book 6 in the Harry Potter series)

December
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them - Newt Scamander

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson [4.4/5]
(Book 1 in the Millennium series)

Total: 24
2010 Total: 10
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby DarthLocke on Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:36 pm

Ok! Lets see if I can do better than last year and keep up with this thread! :lol:

2011 Book List:

The Star Rover (The Jacket) by Jack London---Completed
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick---Completed
Of Love and Evil by Anne Rice---Completed
Timeline by Michael Crichton---Half Way
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells (Reread) ---Completed
Clara's Grand Tour by Glynis Ridley---Completed


The Dark Tower: The Wizard and Glass by Stephen King--- Completed
The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub ---Put Away For Christmas/Dec.
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin--- Completed

Grave Sight -(Book 1 in the Harper Connelly Mystery Series) by Charlaine Harris---Completed
Grave Surprise -(Book 2 in the Harper Connelly Mystery Series) by Charlaine Haris---Completed





Notes: The Invention of Hugo Cabret is currently be made into a film directed by Martin Scorsese for next December release. So I am really excited to read the book and to see what the movie does with it. What is so neat about the novel is that is also a picture book as the main character draws a lot of pictures, so the story is partially told through the characters art!

Just finished TIOHC! it was excellent! I think it is great story for people of all ages! It starts of being a historic mystery and turns into something magical, nostalgic, and heart warming!

Of Love and Evil is the second book in the Angel Time series continuing on with an assassin who unknowingly worked for 'the right man' (The Devil) and who now helps the Angels and Ultimately God. The series has time travel allowing for the protagonist to go even further back to help his oppressed persecuted Jewish family, but also fight an eveil demon... The Second novel was much more compelling than the first. I find Anne's narratives and historical and theological takes just as good as always. I hope a third book comes...

Timeline I couldn't finish. I think because I read it right after OLAE I couldn't get into Mr. Criton, whom I normally love...

The Island of Dr, Moreau I reread specifically to add it's themes to FRINGE discussion since we have had 3 characters with the name Moreau. H.G. Wells really astonishes me here with this work, because he shows how 'grey' man and beast can be and how the human condition can really be worse than animal, because of the capacity of great escapism by the ability to rationalize all actions and how the lines between pleasure and pain become blurred in sight of fear! A short 200 and some pages, I do think it's something that we all should read at least once in our lives...

Clara's grand Tour was a marvelous retelling and first time piece milling of a famous Rhinoceros who was brought from India on a ship when a baby, and who's Captain toured her all across Europe in the 18th century. The author did her best at putting the whole story together and not only telling Clara's and her owner's some-what pain stalking story and influence in Europe, but also an interesting read about the history of Rhino's in general! I recommend this for the animal lover and history buff!


I have to say my first experience with Charlaine Harris has been great! --Choosing to read Harper Conelley instead of Sookie Stackhouse was a good idea. I think this way I can appreciate what both Harris and Ball have done with out being overly judgmental, as I can still via reading this work see Harris' within Ball's adaptation, but also it's strange, because I feel Harper Connelly may go places where Sookie Stackhouse doesn't (I haven't read them, but I am speculating this because of the somewhat negative way many book readers have responded to True Blood's season 4), but yet I feel it is def where Ball has currently taken True Blood...

Total: 9
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby JB79 on Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:57 pm

You've included last years total :sneaky:

Well I have actually read a book today. So to get me started and for Pangy :wub:

The Penguin of Death - Edward Monkton
It's only 14 pages but it's a book and I'm counting it.

Skippy Dies- Paul Murray
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Skippy Dies


The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest
- Steig Larrsson
I know these 3 were on my list last year too but my friend returned my copies so I read them again.

The Good Fairies of New York
- Martin Millar
British fairies wake up hungover in New York and inadvertently cause a war

Friday at the Nobody Inn- Mark Hayhurst
Bass player wanted must have own fingers

The Amateurs - John Niven
One man's life is completely changed by a humble golf ball.


The Killing Place
- Tess Gerritsen - Still reading



Total =9
2010 Total = 34
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby Notice on Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:58 am

hmm, does the book count if i started in 2010? :hmm:

My 2011 Book List:

1.) "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" by Stieg Larsson
2.) "The Passage" by Justin Cronin
3.) "Resident Evil 1" by S.D. Perry
4.) "Resident Evil 2" by S.D. Perry
5.) "Resident Evil 3" by S.D. Perry
6.) "Resident Evil 4" by S.D. Perry
7.) "Resident Evil 5" by S.D. Perry
8.) "Resident Evil 6" by S.D. Perry
9.) "Resident Evil 7" by S.D. Perry

Total: 9
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby Dreyesbo on Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:39 am

2011 Book List
January
1) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
2) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby HannaK on Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:13 pm

Hopefully I'll do better than last year...kind of gave up after a few weeks :(

2011 Reading List

1. Antiek Toerisme - Louis Couperus (COMPLETED)
2. Underworld - Don DeLillo (COMPLETED)
3. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (COMPLETED)
4. Macbeth - William Shakespeare (COMPLETED)
5. Zoete Mond - Thomas Rosenboom (CURRENTLY READING)
6. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris (COMPLETED)
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby Nick on Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:21 am

2011 Reading List
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (COMPLETED)
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (COMPLETED)
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (COMPLETED)
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (COMPLETED)
5. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman (COMPLETED)
6. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (COMPLETED)
7. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (IN PROGRESS)
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby Dreyesbo on Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:59 am

Nick wrote:2011 Reading List
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (COMPLETED)
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (CURRENTLY READING)


That is my exact list. If I hadn't finished "The Hunger Games" on Dec. 31st, it would be up there :P
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby drackodelmal on Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:22 pm

IO am currently finishing House of leaves...

my objective for this year is
The Dark Tower Saga, starting on june...

wish me luck
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby JacobsMom on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:18 am

drackodelmal wrote:IO am currently finishing House of leaves...

my objective for this year is
The Dark Tower Saga, starting on june...

wish me luck


I started the Dark Tower Series a couple months ago and am now on book 4, "Wizard and Glass". The first three books went by really fast but I find this one slowing things down a bit. Good luck and hope you enjoy them! :D
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby DarthLocke on Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:35 am

JacobsMom wrote:
drackodelmal wrote:IO am currently finishing House of leaves...

my objective for this year is
The Dark Tower Saga, starting on june...

wish me luck


I started the Dark Tower Series a couple months ago and am now on book 4, "Wizard and Glass". The first three books went by really fast but I find this one slowing things down a bit. Good luck and hope you enjoy them! :D


It's funny you say that because last year I started Wizard and Glass and ended up putting it aside and picked up other books instead :blush: ...I still plan on starting it over this year, but once again I keep picking up other things first. I should just make a pack to band all other books until I finish reading it. :|

The first 3 really do go by quick!
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby Finli Otego on Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:40 pm

DarthLocke wrote:
JacobsMom wrote:
drackodelmal wrote:IO am currently finishing House of leaves...

my objective for this year is
The Dark Tower Saga, starting on june...

wish me luck


I started the Dark Tower Series a couple months ago and am now on book 4, "Wizard and Glass". The first three books went by really fast but I find this one slowing things down a bit. Good luck and hope you enjoy them! :D


It's funny you say that because last year I started Wizard and Glass and ended up putting it aside and picked up other books instead :blush: ...I still plan on starting it over this year, but once again I keep picking up other things first. I should just make a pack to band all other books until I finish reading it. :|

The first 3 really do go by quick!

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Yeah, Wizard And Glass almost acts as another Book 1, with King having to introduce all these new characters and a new setting due to the flashback...but like all of his books, after loads of character development it picks up in a very exciting way. :thumbup:
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby JacobsMom on Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:24 pm

DarthLocke wrote:
JacobsMom wrote:
drackodelmal wrote:IO am currently finishing House of leaves...

my objective for this year is
The Dark Tower Saga, starting on june...

wish me luck


I started the Dark Tower Series a couple months ago and am now on book 4, "Wizard and Glass". The first three books went by really fast but I find this one slowing things down a bit. Good luck and hope you enjoy them! :D


It's funny you say that because last year I started Wizard and Glass and ended up putting it aside and picked up other books instead :blush: ...I still plan on starting it over this year, but once again I keep picking up other things first. I should just make a pack to band all other books until I finish reading it. :|

The first 3 really do go by quick!


I'm almost finished but I suppose what I didn't care for was all the romance and teen "angst". This just seemed to drag on and on as we wait until the final showdown. :bored: It was all a little too much like a romance novel for me! :lol: However, the showdown has arrived and I can't wait to get back to Kansas! :D
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby DarthLocke on Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:31 pm

JacobsMom wrote:
DarthLocke wrote:
JacobsMom wrote:
drackodelmal wrote:IO am currently finishing House of leaves...

my objective for this year is
The Dark Tower Saga, starting on june...

wish me luck


I started the Dark Tower Series a couple months ago and am now on book 4, "Wizard and Glass". The first three books went by really fast but I find this one slowing things down a bit. Good luck and hope you enjoy them! :D


It's funny you say that because last year I started Wizard and Glass and ended up putting it aside and picked up other books instead :blush: ...I still plan on starting it over this year, but once again I keep picking up other things first. I should just make a pack to band all other books until I finish reading it. :|

The first 3 really do go by quick!


I'm almost finished but I suppose what I didn't care for was all the romance and teen "angst". This just seemed to drag on and on as we wait until the final showdown. :bored: It was all a little too much like a romance novel for me! :lol: However, the showdown has arrived and I can't wait to get back to Kansas! :D



Alright! Between you and Finli O's encouragement, I think I will happily start again, just as soon as I finish Clara's Grand Tour! :D
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Re: My 2011 Book Reading List

Postby Joshua on Fri May 13, 2011 12:18 pm

Only into May and I've already matched last years book total (which was shockingly low for me, believe me!). It does help of course, I read two brilliant trilogies which I couldn't put down :D
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