Reading List 2011

Yeah, this post is a day late.  And to be perfectly honest, I’m not sure how complete it is.  I wasn’t exactly great at writing down what I read this month.  I’m pretty sure the list is complete, though.  Or at least mostly complete.  I hope.

Anyway, while I read a lot of new books this month, only Rick Riordan is a new author to me.  I had a lot of Janet Evanovich to catch up on, and finally realized that if I’m going to finish the 4 HUGE (alright, 3 huge and 1 relatively normal book at 700 pages) George R. R. Martin books before his fifth comes out on July 15th, I really needed to get cracking on them.  Normally I would have a pretty easy time polishing them off in a day or two, but this is the first time I’ve read them since starting a full time job (any full time job, not just this one), and it’s taking a little longer than it used to.  I shouldn’t be surprised, but I’ve got a lot of power reading a head of me to finish up in 14 days.

While I should be dedicating all my time to GRRM in the next 14 days, I know that the newest Gail Carrington book was released to my kindle today.  I read her other three books back in January, and they are simply fabulous.  They’re also a lot happier than GRRM, which will be a nice break.  It’s still around 2500 pages to read in 14 days.  Oh, and I can’t read all day anymore or else I see double for basically a number of hours equal to what I spent reading.  Care to take wagers as to whether I’ll finish or not?

June
49. Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, Rick Riordan (audiobook)
50. Believe in Me, Laura Moore
51. Lean, Mean Thirteen, Janet Evanovich – recommended
52. Fearless Fourteen, Janet Evanovich – recommended
53. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich – recommended
54. Sizzling Sixteen, Janet Evanovich – recommended
55. Smokin’ Seventeen, Janet Evanovich – recommended
56. A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin – highly recommended
57. A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin  – highly recommended

May
38. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)
39. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)
40. The Face on the Milk Carton, Caroline B. Cooney
41. Whatever Happened to Janie?, Caroline B. Cooney
42. The Voice on the Radio, Caroline B. Cooney
43. What Janie Found, Caroline B. Cooney
44. Chance Meeting, Laura Moore
45. Remember Me, Laura Moore
46. Married by Morning, Lisa Kleypas
47. Baby Bargains, Denise & Alan Fields (recommended if you’re interested in purchasing baby things)
48. Around My French Table, Dorie Greenspan (cookbook) – I don’t usually include cookbooks in my reading list, but I have read this one cover to cover in the past two days and it is FABULOUS!  Expect recipes on the blog from this book in the future.

April
31. Seduce Me at Sunrise, Lisa Kleypas (audiobook)
32. Tempt Me at Twilight, Lisa Kleypas (audiobook)
33. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)
34. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)
35. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)
36. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)
37. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling (audiobook)

March
25.  The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss – highly recommended
26.  Shanna, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
27.  To Ride A Dark Horse, Laura Moore
28.  Mine Til Midnight, Lisa Kleypas (audiobook)
29.  No Choice but Seduction, Johanna Lindsey
30.  Pegasus, Robin McKinley

February
20. Lean, Mean Thirteen, Janet Evanovich (audiobook)
21. The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss – strongly recommended
22. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey (audiobook)
23. Dragonquest, Anne McCaffrey (audiobook)
24. Dragonsong, Anne McCaffrey (audiobook)

January
1. What to Expect when You’re Expecting, Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
(for the record, I’m not expecting.  A friend gave me this and it’s interesting.)
2. Eragon, Christopher Paolini (audio book)
3.  Soulless, Gail Carrington – strongly recommended
4. Changeless, Gail Carrington – strongly recommended
5. Blameless, Gail Carrington – strongly recommended
6. Twin: A Memoir, Allen Shawn
7. Green Rider, Kristen Britain -strongly recommended
8. First Rider’s Call, Kristen Britain – strongly recommended
9. The High King’s Tomb, Kristen Britain – strongly recommended
10. Eldest, Christopher Paolini (audiobook)
11. Alanna, Tamora Pierce
12. In the Hands of the Goddess, Tamora Pierce
13. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, Tamora Pierce
14. Lioness Rampant, Tamora Pierce
15. Brisingr, Christopher Paolini (audiobook)
16. Sea Swept, Nora Roberts (audiobook) – recommended
17. Rising Tides, Nora Roberts (audiobook) – recommended
18. Inner Harbor, Nora Roberts (audiobook) – recommended
19. Chesapeake Blue, Nora Roberts (audiobook) – recommended

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2 Responses to Reading List 2011

  1. Cheryl Waters says:

    Janet Evanovich seems back on with Smokin’ Seventeen. I also just finished Alafair Burke’s first stand alone – Long Gone. She is a real delight. Our local mystery book store, Murder by the Book, always has authors in. I’ve seen Janet Evanovich there in the past. And Alafair was as sweet as ever the other night. It was hard to red Robert B Parker’s Sixkill which was published this year after his death. There is such a great new character in that Spencer book. It is a shame there will be no more Spencer books. I’ve caught up on several CJ Box’s Joe Pickett books. I need to go back and reach them in order.
    Get in as much reading now as possible because once that wee one arrives, your life will change as you know it.

    • Kali says:

      I’ll have to check out Alafair Burke, I’ve never heard of him or her. I’ve read a few by Robert B Parker, but never got into them. I thought he was pretty repetitive. I can deal with that in some authors (like Evanovich) if I like their writing style and think they bring something new each time, but Parker just didn’t do it for me. I had the same problem with Dick Francis.

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