Books I've read so far in 2011

United States
July 25, 2011 11:08am CST
I've set a goal of reading 50 books in 2011. Here are the books that I've read so far this year, along with my ratings 1. Life After Yes by Aiden Donnelly Rowley ***** 2. Chelsea, Chelsea, Bang, Bang by Chelsea Handler ***** 3. Brava, Valentine by Adriana Triangi ***** 4. Lady In Waiting by Susan Meissner **** 5. Room by Emma Donoghue ***** 6. Feng Shui Love by Joni Davis & Lisa Hyatt ***** 7. A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion *** 8. One Day by David Nicholls ***** 9. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella **** 10. Charming Thirds by Megan McCafferty *** 11. Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karine Steffans ** 12. House Rules by Jodi Picoult ***** 13. Here, Home, Hope by Kiara Rouda ***** 14. Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley *** 15. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard **** 16. Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen ***** 17. The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones **** 18. Between Friends by Kristy Keirnan ***** 19. Flawless (PLL Book #2) by Sara Shepard **** 20. Take it Like A Mom by Stephanie Stiles ***** Do you set reading goals for yourself? What are some of the books you have read this year?
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@hdc4free (262)
• United States
25 Jul 11
I'm trying to read 40 books this year and I am using the site Goodreads to track my reading habits and discover new books, it's a lot of fun! My favorites so far this year are Color and Light by James Gurney (an art book about color in painting), Cell by Stephen King, and the Scott Pilgrim series of graphic novels. I'm only 15 books in this year though, got a lot of reading to do to catch up by the end of the year!
• United States
28 Jul 11
I use goodreads also! Good luck making your goal!
@kelly10 (678)
25 Jul 11
Well I can't even guess how many books I've read this year. I'm always reading and often have a book in my bag when I'm out and about. The only reading goal I have is to read books by certain authors or in a collection. I'm wanting to read all books by Stephen King, all of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, all of the Dexter series and the Harper Connelly novels too. I don't set myself a timescale for this as I often read books by different authors so get side tracked.
• United States
28 Jul 11
I use goodreads to keep track of my books (that's the only reason I was able to recall my whole list lol) I've been thinking about giving the Sookie Stackhouse series a try. Is it pretty good? And do you think someone who isn't that into vampires would like it?
@kelly10 (678)
28 Jul 11
What's goodreads? Although I'm into the supernatural/paranormal/horror stuff, I've never been a fan of vampire books or movies, but I love these books. The books have every possible genre in them, humor, thriller, horror, romance, religion, supernatural, and they cover the whole range of human emotions. When I read them, I sometimes forget that it is essentially a horror book as the main character Sookie is so down to earth, and girl next door what you read doestn't seem that far-fetched. Have you watched True Blood?
• United States
29 Jul 11
Goodreads is a website where you can add books to your "shelves" that you have read, want to read, or make custom ones. I've never watched True Blood. Might check out the books. Thanks
• United States
25 Jul 11
I set a reading goal of 100 books for this year. So far I've read 52, so I'm a little behind but I'm not terribly worried that I'll not reach my goal because last year I managed to read 130 books even when I fell behind a few times. I thought about pushing myself to reach 150 books this year, but I decided I should just go for 100 again and if I can reach 130 again then I'll think about pushing myself to a 150 book goal. I've been using goodreads to keep track. I love to read! Don't think I can list all 52 books that I've read here. I'm a high-fantasy fan, so I've read a few of those books like The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks, The Dragon King Trilogy by Stephen Lawhead, and the Archives of Anthropos by John White. I've read a few non-fiction books like Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis (loved it!), Dreams for Dummies by Penney Peirce (hated it!), and the Complete Cat Care Manuel by Andrew Edney (totally an instruction manuel that you can't have strong feelings about. lol). I'm going to read some more fantasy novels by Stephen Lawhead and Terry Brooks.
• United States
28 Jul 11
I use goodreads too, and that's the only way I remember what books I've read this year. Good luck with your goal!
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• United States
28 Jul 11
Thanks, good luck with yours too.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
29 Jul 11
I love to read, and I like setting goals. For the year 2011, I set a goal of 100 books. Last year, I read 118 books, so I think 100 is a pretty good goal. I started strong for the first part of the year. However, due to some changes in my life, my reading time had been dramatically cut down. Where before I can finish 1-2 books each week, now it takes me sometimes up to three weeks to just finish one. I keep track of my progress in goodreads.com. I just finished my 52nd book, (Prince Caspian by C.S Lewis) today. According to Goodreads 2011 challenge, at my current pace, I'm 4 books behind my goal. Hopefully, I can find more time to read soon, so I can catch up with my goal.
• United States
29 Jul 11
Good luck. I use goodreads also
@lidia123 (41)
• India
26 Jul 11
I too have set a goal, I plan to read 35 books I have read so far 1)Diary of a mad man - Gogol 2)In a sun burnt country - Bill Bryson 3)the world is a stage : Bill Bryson 4) Longtime spring s: Hesba 5)end of an affair : graham greene 6)Diary of Benjamin Franklin 7) Autbiography of Mark twain
• United States
28 Jul 11
good luck with your goal and thanks for sharing your list
@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
Wow, that was a lot of books, thanks for the post, I will keep this list and see if I'll like them too. I love reading but I wasnt able to read as much book as I wanted this year since we traveled a lot. But I finished a book or two this year, I have read "The Help" "THe coffee story" and right now I am reading the book about The Dukan Diet
• United States
28 Jul 11
I really want to read The Help. I keep my list on goodreads.
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
My, oh, my! Am I such a loser now on reading books? I never have read or heard of these books that you have mentioned. Sorry about that. Anyway, I don't really set goals in my reading. I just go with the flow while reading. If I had the time, I read. If I don't have the time, then I won't be able to read. But with books that are really interesting and fascinating, I tend to get occupied by it. Books that I have read are mostly self help books. My reading ov novels or literary works have declined when I began working. Mostly I need to read scientific journals and technical books as my work entails me to do so.
• United States
28 Jul 11
No, no. you are no loser :) People have different tastes in books just like they do music or shows.
@greenline (14848)
• Canada
25 Jul 11
Wow ! That is really very impressive ! I used to read novels during my earlier years when I had all the time to spare. But, these years, getting so busy with the full-time job, I rarely get the chance to sit down and read books. The best I have been doing is browsing through magazines for just a few minutes.
• United States
28 Jul 11
I actually do a lot of my reading at work. I keep a book at my desk to read on my lunch break (it's the only way to stop myself from working through my lunch) Other than that, reading relaxes me, so I usually spend an hour before bed doing it. I hope you find some free time to enjoy reading again :)
@Rick1950 (1583)
• Lima, Peru
30 Jul 11
I don't set reading goals, but at this year I read: Pereira Says by Antonio Tabucchi, The Ides of March by Thornton Wilder, The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato and The Confessions by St. Agustin. :)
@murkie (1104)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
i used to read alot of books. but right now, i am either too tired, or too lazy to read one. i have read several novels and comic books. i even have a collection of some authors. but unlike you, i do not set goals. i read (and buy) books if i feel like it. it's more of a pastime rather than a hobby. but that was earlier. as of january of this year, i haven't read nor bought a book. i'd probably get one if i have a chance. i'd try out some of your collection somehow. anyway, keep up to your goal
• United States
25 Jul 11
Sounds like you have read a lot of books this year.I don't set a goal but I do read a lot of books by the end of the year!