Saturday, July 02, 2011

first half of 2011

Here's the rundown of all the books I've read so far this year (including links to reviews when available).

I got my Nook at the end of December so this was my first six months using an e-reader. That and the move stress may explain why these selections seem a bit heavier on YA, paranormal, and romance than is usual for me.

My favorite was Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde.
  1. Unsuspecting Mage by Brian S Pratt
  2. His Wicked Ways by Samantha James
  3. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (see post)
  4. L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad (see post)
  5. City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  6. Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith (see post)
  7. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
  8. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
  9. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (see post)
  10. The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros
  11. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (reread; see post)
  12. Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (see post)
  13. King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (see post)
  14. Evernight by Claudia Gray (see post)
  15. Sweetblood by Pete Hautman (see post)
  16. The Summoner by Layton Green (see post)
  17. Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad
  18. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
  19. His Wicked Promise by Samantha James
  20. Sugar and Spice by Lauren Conrad
  21. Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen (see post)
  22. Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  23. Victoria and the Rogue by Meg Cabot
  24. Alphas by Lisi Harrison (see post)
  25. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (see post)
  26. The Possessed by Elif Batuman (see post)
  27. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (see post)
  28. Beastly by Alex Flinn (see post)
  29. Head over Heels by Susan Andersen
  30. Insatiable by Meg Cabot
  31. Baby, Don't Go by Susan Andersen
  32. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
  33. Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
  34. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
  35. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
  36. Flawless by Sara Shepard
  37. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (reread; see post)
  38. Nicola and the Viscount by Meg Cabot
  39. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
  40. Steamed by Katie MacAlister (see post)
  41. Millie's Fling by Jill Mansell
  42. Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase
  43. Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
  44. The Lady Most Likely by Julia Quinn
  45. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (see post)
  46. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (see post)
  47. Pleasure Grounds, J. Haley, editor
  48. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (see post)
  49. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (see post)
  50. Frost Moon by Anthony Francis (see post)
  51. The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (see post)
  52. Hotel Angeline, 36 authors (see post)
  53. White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey (see post)
  54. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (see post)
  55. Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Clank by Kaja and Phil Foglio
  56. Mothers and Daughters by Rae Meadows (see post)
  57. Mercy by Rebecca Lim (see post)
  58. Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories (see post)
  59. First Impressions by Debra White Smith
  60. Stranger by Zoe Archer (see post)
  61. Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away by Christie Watson (see post)
  62. The Poisoned House by Michael Ford (see post)
  63. The Maid by Kimberly Cutter (see post)
  64. The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer (review forthcoming)
  65. Soulless by Gail Carriger (see post)
  66. Book of Lies by Mary Horlock (see post)
  67. Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman (review forthcoming)
  68. The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook (see post)
  69. Ghost Ship by P.J. Alderman
  70. Changeless by Gail Carriger (see post)
  71. Blameless by Gail Carriger (see post)
  72. Everything We Ever Wanted by Sara Shepard (review forthcoming)
  73. City of Masks by Mary Hoffman (reread; see post)
There were two books that I did not finish:
  • Fallen by Lauren Kate (gave up halfway through)
  • The Sportsman by Dhani Jones (not my cup of tea; a review is still forthcoming because Russell's reading it)


  1. Out of curiosity... where do you usually get your books from?

  2. Well, there are tons of e-books on this list. They came from the public library and more recently from NetGalley.
    The regular books are a mix. Some were purchased recently (I received Amazon a couple of gift cards in April), one was sent to be by someone at Henry Holt, there were a few library books, a few I borrowed from friends or family, but the rest were ones we had on our shelves procured variously via Bookcrossing (trades with BC members), BookMooch (a book trading site),, and gifts.

  3. Let me know if it'd be useful for me to add acquisition info to each entry on the list.

  4. Your list is reminding me that I need to move on with series by Megan Whalen Turner. I've only read The Thief but I fell in love with Gen.