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Total number of books read in 2011: 180

I typically read a book a day, but that was not the case this year. I didn't read (or write) anything for a month due to illness. Then, the last four months of the year, my normal reading time disappeared. Thus, my grand total of 180 books + scripts read is much lower than in previous years, but it was still a good year.

Please note that a title's placement within a category is not an indication of rank of any sort. Usually, titles are listed in the order in which they were read.

Adult Fiction
A Hundred Words for Hate
by Thomas E. Sniegoski (Remy Chandler series)
Waking Nightmares
by Christopher Golden (The Shadow Saga/Peter Octavian series)

Teen Fiction

The Fallen: End of Days by Thomas E. Sniegoski
The Waking: Spirits of the Noh by Thomas Randall
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Doggirl by Robin Brande
Red Glove by Holly Black (second volume in the Curse Workers series)
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best by Maria Padian
The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman
Stay by Deb Caletti
My Not-So-Still Life by Liz Gallagher

Juvenile Fiction
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu, illustrated by Erin McGuire
The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt
The Secret Journeys of Jack London, Book One: The Wild by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, with illustrations by Greg Ruth
Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book One by Tom Sniegoski, illustrated by Jeff Smith
Toys Come Home: Being the Early Experiences of an Intelligent Stingray, a Brave Buffalo, and a Brand-New Someone Called Plastic by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinksky
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han
Callie Be Gold by Michele Weber Hurwitz
The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter by Kristen Tracy

Notable Releases in Teen Fiction
Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
The Ruby Notebook by Laura Resau
The Lucky Kind by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess
Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin
Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
The Heart is Not a Size by Beth Kephart

Satisfying Conclusions to Series
Real Live Boyfriends by E. Lockhart (Ruby Oliver series)
There's No Place Like Home by Jen Calonita (Secrets of My Hollywood Life series)
We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han (Belly/Summer trilogy)
Where She Went by Gayle Forman (sequel to If I Stay)

Good Ongoing Tween Series
Annabelle Unleashed series by Leslie Margolis (2011 release: Everybody Bugs Out)
From the Life of Willa Havisham aka The Wedding Planner's Daughter series by Coleen Murtagh Paratore (2011 release: From Willa, With Love)

Good Ongoing Series for Kids
Judy Moody by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds (Judy Moody's little brother Stink also has a series)
Babymouse graphic novels by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm
Toys series by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinksky

Flash Fiction
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Volume 1 by HITRECORD contributors and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Non-Fiction
Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World by Leslie Simon

Best of the Backlist: Books published before 2011
Self-Management for Actors: Getting Down to (Show) Business by Bonnie Gillespie (non-fiction)
Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin (play)
Asiamnesia by Sun Mee (play)
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell (play)
Creative Girl by Katharine Sise (non-fiction)
Wish by Joseph Monninger (juvenile fiction)
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley (teen fiction)

Read in Advance
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour (to be published in February 2012)
Uglies: Shay's Story written by Scott Westerfeld and Devin Grayson, illustrations by Steven Cummings (to be published in February 2012)
Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala (to be published in January 2012)

 

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