1.05.2012

2011 Recap

Alright.  Recap time. The only challenge I really finished was the Historical Fiction challenge. I got through 4 out of 11 Stephanie Barron books, and through I think 4 books and 2 films for the Sense & Sensibility bicentenary challenge. I think the lesson learned here is: challenges aren't really for me unless they're ones I set for myself. In 2009, I finished 42 books. In 2010, I finished 59 books (minus one that was actually unfinished). In 2011, I beat that: I finished 65 books...over 20,000 pages. That's an average of 316 pages/book. An average of 5 books/month. That's a lot for me. But I know I could have done ever better if I'd not let autumn get to me. Damn autumn slump. Anyway, here's 2011's list. My 2012 list will make up my next post.

Being a Jane Austen Mystery Series, by Stephanie Barron:
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor, by Stephanie Barron (289 pgs)
Jane and the Man of the Cloth, by Stephanie Barron (375 pgs)
Jane and the Wandering Eye, by Stephanie Barron (320 pgs)
Jane and the Genius of the Place, by Stephanie Barron (361pgs)

Sense & Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge:
Willoughby's Return, by Jane Odiwe (352 pgs)
Eliza's Daughter, by Joan Aiken (352 pgs)
Brightsea, by Jane Gillespie (160 pgs)
Sense & Sensibility, by Jane Austen (400 pgs) (re-read)

Giveaways/ARC's/Galleys/Early Reviewers from LibraryThing:
By Fire, By Water, by Mitchell James Kaplan (277 pgs)
PPZ: Dreadfully Ever After, by Steve Hockensmith (287 pgs)
The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, by Sarah Braunstein (376 pgs)
What I Learned Under The Sun, by Kyle L. Coon (233 pgs)
Expiration Date, by Sherril Jaffe (200 pgs)
The Haunting of Wolfe Haven, by Debbie A. Heaton (221 pgs)
Tabloid City, by Pete Hamill (278 pgs)
Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim by Mark Twain & W. Bill Czolgosz (288 pgs)
French Leave, by Anna Gavalda (108 pgs)
The Pumpkin Eater, by Penelope Mortimer (224 pgs)
The Meowmorphosis, by Franz Kafka & Coleridge Cook (208 pgs)
The Judges of the Secret Court, by David Stacton (255 pgs)
Silver Girl, by Elin Hilderbrand (416 pgs)
The Beginners, by Rebecca Wolff (304 pgs)
The Twilight Mystique, by Amy M. Clarke (247 pgs)
Second Reading, by Jonathan Yardley (256 pgs)
Minor Snobs, by Daniel Amory (134 pgs)
The Foreigners, by Maxine Swann (272 pgs)
Definitely Not Mr. Darcy, by Karen Doornebos (374 pgs)
Incognito, by Gregory Murphy (320 pgs)
The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, by Alina Bronsky (304 pgs)
Just My Type, by Simon Garfield (356 pgs)
Pirates of Barbary, by Adrian Tinnisman (303 pgs)
Pirate King, by Laurie R. King (300 pgs)
Changó's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes, by William Kennedy (326 pgs)
If Jack's in Love, by Stephen Wetta (368 pgs)
Fezariu's Epiphany, by David M. Brown (386 pgs)
Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway, by Celia Blue Johnson (256 pgs)
A Study in Sherlock, ed. by Laurie King and Leslie Klinger (400 pgs)
Pumpkin Roll, by Josi S. Kilpack (368 pgs)
The Woman Who Heard Color, by Kelly Jones (400 pgs)
Guerilla Leader: T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt, by James J. Schneider (368 pgs)
The Death of King Arthur - The Immortal Legend by Sir Thomas Malory, a retelling, by Peter Ackroyd (316 pgs)
The Rape of the Muse, by Michael Stein (168pgs)

Other Fiction:
Hood (The King Raven Trilogy, Book 1), by Stephen R. Lawhead (496 pgs)
Pemberley Ranch, by Jack Caldwell (384)
PPZ: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, by Steve Hockensmith (288 pgs)
The Innocent, by Ian McEwan (270 pgs)
Jane and the Damned, by Janet Mullany (304 pgs)
A Novel Bookstore, by Laurence Cossé (424 pgs)
Summer of Storms, by Judith Kelman (304 pgs)
Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier (380 pgs)
Some Assembly Required, by Lynn Kiele Bonasia (321 pgs)
Under the Boardwalk, by Carly Phillips (304 pgs)
Scarlet (The Raven King Trilogy, Book 2), by Stephen R. Lawhead (464 pgs)
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck (118 pgs)
Tales of the Islanders, by Charlotte Brontë (92 pgs)
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling (784 pgs)
Tuck (The Raven King Trilogy, Book 3), by Stephen R. Lawhead (464 pgs)
The Phantom of Pemberley, by Regina Jeffers (336 pgs)
Emma Brown, by Clare Boylan (448 pgs)
Confessions of a Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella (320 pgs)
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (281 pgs)
Skipping Christmas, by John Grisham (208 pgs)

Other Non-Fiction/Comedy/Memoir:
The Big Sort, by Bill Bishop (384 pgs)
A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen, by Susannah Carson (320 pgs)
I'll Mature When I'm Dead, by Dave Barry (272 pgs)
Garlic & Sapphires, by Ruth Reichl (352 pgs)
Let's Take the Long Way Home, by Gail Caldwell (208 pgs)

Number of pgs completed: 20,568

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