Favorites & Year In Review

The year is almost over (I’m already hearing fireworks) but I still have one post I must get out before end of the year. I promised you a list of favorite reads and my annual year in review so here it is.

My favorites of 2011 were:
Fiction: Someone At A Distance by Dorothy Whipple, One Day by David Nicholls, Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger and The Observations by Jane Harris

Mystery: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Highasino and The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olson.

The numbers:
Total books read in 2011: 55
Books by women: 39
Books by men: 16
Fiction: 29
Mystery: 21
Young Adult: 2
Romance: 1
Sci-Fi/Fantasy: 1
Non-Fiction: 1
Books in translation: 10 (Swedish, German, Japanese, Norwegian, and Danish)
Books from the library: 11
Kindle reads: 8

While I read some great books this year I can say that it was not as great a reading year as others. I had a lot of DNFs and this is perhaps the least amount of books I’ve read in a long time. I also didn’t get a chance to read any classics, no short story collections, and no graphic novels.

But with 2012 almost here I’m feeling quite hopeful about the books I’ll read next year. I’m not one to make resolutions but I do like to say I have good intentions and I have plenty of those for the coming year. I like the idea of a fresh start. Returning to my blog, to my studio and to all of those things that lift my spirits.

I wish you all a very happy 2012. May you find your life bursting with health, happiness and heaps of good books!


  1. January 1, 2012
  2. January 1, 2012
  3. January 1, 2012
  4. January 1, 2012
  5. January 1, 2012
  6. January 1, 2012
  7. January 1, 2012
  8. January 2, 2012
  9. January 2, 2012
  10. January 2, 2012
  11. January 3, 2012
  12. January 3, 2012
  13. January 4, 2012