Well, this is my first year taking part in this challenge properly. I love this challenge, it was the first i came across and it has encouraged me to read more varied books. Most of the books on this challenge are fairly readable, so I’m hoping that i will read more in the new year.
Books Read in 2011
1 – Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes I liked this book, however it was very sad towards the end.
2 – Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer. This book i didnt really ‘get’ maybe it was me, but i just didnt understand it that well.
3 – The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold This book is quite disturbing, but i kind of struggled with this one too.
4 – Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire This one i did enjoy, Everyone is aware of the story of The Wizard of Oz, and this is just another take on that.
5 – The Group – Mary McCarthy Eurrrgghhh. i did not enjoy this one at all.
6 – The Fellowship Of The Ring: Lord Of The Ring – Book 1 by J.R.R. Tolkien What a brilliant book, I’m quite hooked on everything Lord of the Rings.
7 – The Return of the King: Lord Of The Rings – Book 3 by J.R.R.Tolkien This is better if possible than the first book.
8 – Reading Lolita in Tehran – Azar Nafisi I really really enjoyed this memoir. Just the shocking treatment of people in the country was really shocking. A very good book.
9 – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers I enjoyed this one too, but it could have done with being a couple of hundred pages shorter.
Well i managed nine books this year, not that good really when you consider how many books are on the list, but at least its a start.
Quick Stats –
Percentage Complete – 4.87%
Books on TBR list at end of 2011 – 19
Books on Wishlist – 23
Target to read for 2012 – 10 books (at least!)