Sunday, 2 January 2011

Books of 2010

How many books read in 2010?
I didn't keep track exactly...but over two hundred.

How many fiction and non fiction?
Mainly fiction, but I read non fiction too.

Male/Female author ratio?
About half and half.

Favourite book of 2010?
Definitely the hardest question! Probably The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver, Unwind by Neal Shusterman, and Maximum Ride by James Patterson.

Least favourite?
That would have to be Pride and Prejudice.

Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins, and The Lost Hero by Rick Riodan.

Longest and shortest books?
 Les Miserables was the longest, and the shortest was Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

 How many books from the library?
The majority was from the library.

Any translated books?
Les Miserables and most of the Tsubasa manga series.

Most read author of the year, and how many books by that author?
Probably Kathryn Lasky when I read The Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Wolves of the Beyond: Lone Wolf, and Chasing Orion.

Any re-reads?
I re-read some of The Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Lord of the Rings, Inkheart, Harry Potter, and many others.

Favourite character of the year?
I don't know....that's too hard.

Which countries did you go to through the page in your year of reading?
Italy, England, and many others as well as different planets and worlds.

Which book wouldn’t you have read without someone’s specific recommendation?
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson.

Which author was new to you in 2010 that you now want to read the entire works of?
A lot, but the only two I can think of are Scott Westerfeld and Neal Shusterman.

Which books are you annoyed you didn’t read?
Shadow Wolf, the sequel to Lone Wolf. I read it on the first of January.

What books are you planning to read in 2011? 
Dune, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Xenocide, and many others.


  1. Good list?
    But Speaker for the Dead was over four hundred pages long.

  2. That's weird...the one I read was only 280. I looked it up and it looks like it's usually about 415 pages. But the print in mine was really small. Maybe that was it.

  3. That's probably why.
    Oh sorry, I didn't mean to put a question mark there. It was freaking out.

  4. That's okay, it's done that to me before.