Books: A Year in Review

I realized last night, as I looked over my list of books read this year, that apparently I got behind writing about them (that was in February) and I never started again. Whoops!I vow to do better next year. As for now, here is the complete list, for anyone who cares. If you want to know about a particular book, let me know and I’ll post about it. 🙂

My goal for the year was 50 books and I managed 55 (56 if you count that I read one twice). The year’s not over yet, so I may add to this list in the next couple of days.

Some stats:

44 were fiction, 11 Non- Fiction. That’s  12 non-fiction less than last year.

14 were re-reads.

11 were bought in hardcover or paperback. 14 were from the library. 5 were free on the Haunted Kindle. 11 were bought on the Haunted Kindle. 12 were books I already had or were given as gifts.  So 22 were paid for, and 33 were free. That’s pretty dang good!

So here they are, with my favorite new reads in bold. (Assume that if it’s a reread I love it.Or had to read it for book club. 🙂 ) :

The House of Lost Souls- F.G. Cottam

Simplicity Parenting – Kim John Payne with Lisa M. Ross

Ilorich- Steven Brust

Persuasion- Jane Austen

The girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larsson

The Wild Things- David Eggers

Steady Days – Jamie C. Martin

#1 Ladies Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith (reread for book club)

Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad

The Humbling- Phillip Roth

Exterminate all the Brutes- Sven Lindqvist

Horns- Joe Hill

Screwtape letters – CS Lewis

Writing Motherhood – Lisa Garrigues

We Never Talk about My Brother – Peter S. Beagle

The Remarkable Soul of Women – Dieter Uchtdorf (reread)

Calm and Compassionate Children – Susan Usha Dermond

Nineteen Seventy-Four  – David Peace

Where the God of Love Hangs out- Amy Bloom

Hotel Iris- Yoko Ogawa

Normal People Don’t Live Like This- Dylan Landis

Changeless- Gail  Carriger

Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life- by Margaret Kim Peterson

Kneadlessly Simple –Nancy Baggett

Old Testament (reread)

What the world will look like when all the water leaves us – Laura van ven Berg

Hamlet – Shakespeare (reread)

Trinidad Noir – many

Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky – Chris Greenhalgh

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L.Frank Baum (reread)

The Story of Doctor Dolittle – Hugh Lofting 7-12-10   (twice)

Becoming Jane Eyre – Sheila Kohler

Treasure of the Golden Cheetah – Suzanne Arruda

Two Gentlemen of Verona- Shakespeare (reread)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl (reread)

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator- Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach- Roald Dahl (reread)

A Girl of the Limberlost- Gene Stratton-Porter

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer – Jonathan L.Howard

Bamberts Book of Missing Stories by Reinhardt Jung

The Witches – Roald Dahl (reread)

Johannes Cabal, Detective by Jonathan L. Howard

Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger (reread)

A Novel Bookstore – Laurence Cosse

Brave New World- Aldous Huxley

Growing Grateful Kids  – Susie Larson

The Homecoming Party – Carmine Abate

Wigs on the Green- Nancy Mitford

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – E.L. Konigsburg

Book of Mormon (reread)

The New Testament (reread)

Doctrine and Covenants (reread)

Machine of Death: A collection of stories about people who know how they will die -many

The Crocodile’s Last Embrace- Suzanne Arruda

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