I read at least 58 books in 2011; "at least 58" because I know there are a few missing from this list.
|Case Histories||Atkinson, Kate|
|At Home: A Short History of Private Life (audiobook)||Bryson, Bill|
|A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (audiobook)||Bryson, Bill|
|Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir||Burden, Wendy|
|Fool Moon: Book 2 of the Dresden Files (audiobook)||Butcher, Jim|
|Grave Peril: Book 3 of the Dresden Files (audiobook)||Butcher, Jim|
|Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate 1) (audiobook)||Carriger, Gail|
|Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate 2) (audiobook)||Carriger, Gail|
|The Alchemist (audiobook)||Coelho, Paulo|
|The Poet||Connelly, Michael|
|Dress Your Dog: Nifty Knits for Classy Canines||Fredens, Sys|
|Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn||Friend, Catherine|
|The Goblins of Labyrinth||Froud, Brian|
|The Graveyard Book (audiobook)||Gaiman, Neil|
|American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition||Gaiman, Neil|
|American Gods (audiobook)||Gaiman, Neil|
|Same Kind Of Different As Me||Hall, Ron|
|Star Island||Hiaasen, Carl|
|The Knitting Circle||Hood, Ann|
|Through No Fault of My Own: A Girl's Diary of Life on Summit Avenue in the Jazz Age||Irvine, Coco|
|Full Dark, No Stars||King, Stephen|
|Iron Lake||Krueger, William Kent|
|My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black; Or, A Culture-Up Manifesto||Lancaster, Jen|
|The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (audiobook)||Larsson, Stieg|
|The Stone Angel||Laurence, Margaret|
|The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine||Lewis, Michael|
|Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street||Lewis, Michael|
|A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3 (audiobook)||Martin, George R. R.|
|A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1 (audiobook)||Martin, George R.R.|
|A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2 (audiobook)||Martin, George R.R.|
|The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer||Mukherjee, Siddhartha|
|21 Essential American Short Stories||Pockell, Leslie M.|
|Knitting for Dogs: Irresistible Patterns for Your Favorite Pup — and You!||Porter, Kristi|
|The Complaints||Rankin, Ian|
|Theater Geek: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Performing Arts Camp||Rapkin, Mickey|
|Silent in the Grave||Raybourn, Deanna|
|Vintage Baby Knits: More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s||Rengren, Kristen|
|Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas (audiobook)||Robbins, Tom|
|The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry||Ronson, Jon|
|The Men Who Stare at Goats||Ronson, Jon|
|Sarah's Key||Rosnay, Tatiana de|
|The Blade Itself||Sakey, Marcus|
|At the City's Edge||Sakey, Marcus|
|Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading||Sankovitch, Nina|
|One Was a Soldier: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery||Spencer-Fleming, Julia|
|A Dark Matter||Straub, Peter|
|Shoot to Thrill (A Monkeewrench Novel)||Tracy, P. J.|
|Moon Over Manifest||Vanderpool, Clare|
|The Tale of Halcyon Crane: A Novel||Webb, Wendy|
|Fire Watch||Willis, Connie|
|Night of the Grizzlies|
The guidelines are as follows:
- Anyone can join.
- You don't need a blog to participate. If you are a non-blogger please leave a comment with a link (if you review elsewhere) to your review or with the book(s) you read.
- Audio, ebooks (some libraries allow ebooks to be checked out), bound books are ok. I would have included graphic novels, but I don't cannot read those so it is a moot point.
- No re-reads.
- Create a sign up post and post the link in the linky.
- Challenge goes from January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012.
* Level 1 – Read 12 library books
* Level 2 – Read 24 library books
* Level 3 – Read 36 library books
* Level 4 – Read 37+ library books
I already read at least 50 books/year, almost every single one from the library, so I am not going to sign up for this. But supporting your local library is A Very Good Thing, especially in these days of tight municipal budgets when some folks question the needs for libraries.
I encourage you to sign up for this challenge at whatever level is comfortable for you. Knowledge is a good thing; we all need more of it. Please go forth and investigate your library!