Read 50 Books in a Year – 2011 Results

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Yeah, I don’t post much on Gather anymore, but I do still read quite a bit. Here’s the list for 2011. I managed to complete 60 novels this year. I was about a third of the way through #61, but that one will be the first for 2012 once I finish it.

1. Secrets to the Grave – Tami Hoag
2. Awakened – PC Cast
3. Bloody Valentine – Melissa De la Cruz
4. Scared to Death – Wendi Corsi Staub
5. Love Me To Death – Allison Brennen
6. Nowhere to Hide – Carlene Thompson
7. Cross Fire – James Patterson
8. Senseless – Mary Burton
9. Merciless – Mary Burton
10. Cold Dawn – Carla Neggers
11. Kiss Me, Kill Me – Allison Brennen
12. Edge of Sight – Roxanne St. Clair
13. If I Stay – Gayle Forman
14. Kiss Me Forever – Rosemary Laurey
15. Love You More – Lisa Gardner
16. Love Me Forever – Rosemary Laurey
17. Wicked Lies – Lisa Jackson & Nancy Bush
18. I’ll Walk Alone – Mary Higgins Clark
19. Where She Went – Gayle Forman
20. Eve – Iris Johansen
21. Devious – Lisa Jackson
22. Mystery – Johnathan Kellerman
23. Dead By Morning – Beverly Barton
24. Burried Prey – John Sandford
25. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
26. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
27. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
28. Passion – Laura Kate
29. The Search – Nora Roberts
30. Fatal Voyage – Kathy Reighs
31. Quinn – Iris Johansen
32. Tribute – Nora Roberts
33. Sweet Revenge – Nora Roberts
34. Next – Michael Crichton
35. Black Hills – Nora Roberts
36. Blue Smoke – Nora Roberts
37. Cold Ridge – Carla Neggers
38. Born to Die – Lisa Jackson
39. Watch Me Die – Erica Spindler
40. Hush – Nancy Bush
41. Clash of Kings – George RR Martin
42. A Storm of Swords – George RR Martin
43. A Feast for Crows – George RR Martin
44. A Dance With Dragons – George RR Martin
45. Safe Haven – Nicholas Sparks
46. Midnight Bayou – Nora Roberts
47. Kiss the Moon – Carla Neggers
48. Open and Shut – David Rosenfelt
49. First Degree – David Rosenfelt
50. Lost in Time – Melissa de la Cruz
51. Hell to Pay – Wendi Corsi Staub
52. Bonnie – Iris Johansen
53. Born at Midnight – CC Hunter
54. Destined – PC Cast
55. Awake at Dawn – CC Hunter
56. Bury the Lead – David Rosenfelt
57. Birthright – Nora Roberts
58. Sudden Death – David Rosenfelt
59. Dead by Nightfall – Beverly Barton
60. If I should Die – Allison Brennan

My favorite reads for the year consisted first of the two young adult works by Gayle Foreman. They’re quick reads and equate to one wonderful, heartfelt story. I totally recommend them.

Also after watching season one of Game of Thrones and completely loving it, I turned to the novels by George RR Martin based on a friend’s recommendation. I’m in no way a fan of fantasy, but have to admit that these works totally rock!

Next by Michael Crichton was one that I picked up at the used book store. It has a talking parrot in it named Gerard. I laughed so hard during parts of this book that I cried.  If this one has escaped you, pick it up. You won’t be sorry!

Lastly, based on another friend’s recommendation, I found the Hunger Games trilogy by Susan Collins. If you haven’t read these yet, you really should. They were really good and I cannot wait for the first movie to debut in March 2012!

Happy New Year and Happy reading all!

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