Thursday, January 12, 2012

2011 Reading Wrap-up

In January 2011, I listed my reading goals for the coming months, intentional reading of genres and a few specific subjects.

The fulfillment of those goals looked like this:
1 Russian novel -- 350 pages of The Brother's Karamazov by Fydor Dostoevsky (sadly uncompleted.)
1 science-fiction book -- The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin
1 fantasy book -- One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde
1 mystery book -- A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch
1 graphic novel -- Persepolis by Marjam Sartrapi
1 volume of poetry -- Delights & Shadows by Ted Kooser
1 book on writing -- On Writing by Stephen King
1 book on marriage -- Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half by Rick Johnson
2 books on Christian spiritual growth -- Choosing to See by Mary Beth Chapman; The Power of the Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

All told, throughout the year I read 102 books. I am amazed!

Some of my particular favorite reads:
Anne of Green Gables series books 1-4 by L.M. Montgomery
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister
A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I'd love to hear what your favorite read was in 2011. I'm always looking for great books to delve into. Happy reading!

(If you want to check out any of my monthly reading posts where I briefly reviewed a favorite read, here are the links: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September/October, November, December.)


Lana Joy said...

In case no one else says it: Thank you for this inspiration. Someday, when I can read for my own fulfillment, I hope to come up with genre reading lists and do year-end recaps to measure my accomplishment. I'm living vicariously through you these years while I'm in school. Love you, Steph!

Amanda said...

I didn't realize the newest Thursday Next book was out! I'll have to put it on my 2012 list.:) Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on your literary adventures!

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