Reading List 2011

It was a busy month for me in a lot of ways, and yet I got a lot of reading done.  I’m feeling pretty confident about being able to read 100 books by the end of the year.  It’s one of the few goals I had for the year that I seem likely to accomplish.

It was a stressful second half of the month for me at work, and the prospect of flying (something I don’t particularly enjoy) didn’t make the stress better.  So, despite the presence of a number of books on my to read list, I turned back to Harry Potter.  I love those books, and like to think this is simply the first time I’m exposing baby boy to them as well.

I’m still not entirely certain how I feel about the Debbie Macomber series, but I finished those that are printed and am done with them for the moment.  Sadly, I found the last two books to be much more interesting than all the rest.  I don’t know if that encourages me to read on as more books are released or not.  Probably not.

76. 6 Ranier Drive, Debbie Macomber
77. 74 Seaside Avenue, Debbie Macomber
78. 8 Sandpiper Way, Debbie Macomber
79. 92 Pacific Boulevard, Debbie Macomber
80. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling (audiobook) – recommended
81. 1022 Evergreen Place, Debbie Macomber
82. 1105 Yakima Street, Debbie Macomber
83. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling (audiobook) – recommended
84. Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue, Stephanie Laurens
85. Just Like Heaven, Julia Quinn
86. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling (audiobook) – recommended

66., 67. and 68. The Calhouns: Catherine, Amanda, and Lilah, Nora Roberts
69. and 70. The Calhouns: Suzanna and Megan, Nora Roberts
71. 16 Lighthouse Road, Debbie Macomber
72. 204 Rosewood Lane, Debbie Macomber
73. 311 Pelican Court, Debbie Macomber
74. 44 Cranberry Point, Debbie Macomber
75. 50 Harbor Street, Debbie Macomber

58. A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin
59. A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin
60. A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin
61. Heartless, Gail Carringer – highly recommended
62. and 63. Cordina’s Royal Family: Gabriella & Alexander, Nora Roberts
64. and 65. Cordina’s Royal Family: Bennett & Camilla, Nora Roberts

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
57. A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin

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.

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)

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

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)

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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3 Responses to Reading List 2011

  1. Cheryl Waters says:

    Kali, my suggestion is to try to read as many of those 24 books before that bundle of joy arrives! You will be extremely tired after he comes. And being extremely tired and reading always produce sleep in me. Though I must admit No. 4 was 5 months old when I started law school. And most of my studying was in the middle of the night while nursing him.
    Anyway, things are about to change in a very exciting way.

    • Kali says:

      What a smart use of time for middle of the night feedings! Did you actually remember what you studied then, or did you have to re-learn it at some point during the day? I could easily see myself reading books then but having absolutely no memory of what they said.

  2. Cheryl Waters says:

    Well, because I knew I needed to remember it, most of it would be discussed in the next class and I could be called on to recite it, I did try to remember most of it. If it had just been reading for myself, I wouldn’t have remembered a thing! In fact, I probably would have been asleep while he nursed.

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