2011: A Year in Books

I love to read. As a librarian, people often think all I do all day is sit around and read books. I wish this was my job. How awesome would it be to get paid to read books all day. In fact my job rarely involves me ever even touching a book, which is something I think boggles the minds of people who aren’t librarians and who don’t actually understand what most librarians actually do all day. This post however is not about that. Even though I don’t get paid to read all day, I do read a lot. I don’t normally write about books here that much because I already post my reviews on my other blog and on Goodreads, so if you’re interested in what I’m reading and what I think about it you can follow me in one of those two places.

However, since reading is such a huge part of my life and something that makes me very happy I thought I would do a highlight post about the books I read during 2011 (note these are not all books that were written in 2011).

I read 109 books during 2011. I gave my highest ratings of the year (9 out of 10) to three books: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, Working in the Shadows by Gabriel Thompson, and Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon. 2011 was also the year I finally managed to read anything by Stewart O’Nan, whose books had long been sitting on my to-read list. I am so glad I did as the four I read were wonderful. He is definitely earning a place on my list of favorite authors. Luckily I still have a number of books in his back catalog to read. I also finally read the three novels written by Pamela Ribon, whose writing I had long been a fan of on her blog as well as her recaps on Television Without Pity. She has a fourth book coming out in 2012, which will be at the top of my to-read list once it’s published.

Now on to 2012 where there are many more wonderful books waiting to be read.

One thought on “2011: A Year in Books

  1. Congrats on reading over a hundred books in 2011. That’s very impressive! I’m looking forward to reading Unbroken in 2012. Thanks for the recommendation of Don’t Breather a Word. It sounds like a good read as well. Happy Reading!

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