Tuesday, January 03, 2012

2011 in Review - The Book Stats

I don't keep track of a lot of stats, but I did include a few in each of my wrap-up posts for the months of 2011. They were what I was curious about. I could do more, but I am a bit behind and am going to go the 'easier' route. I might keep track of a bit more in 2012.

New To Me Authors
1. Jennifer Estep (Touch of Frost)
2. Drew Magary (The Postmortal)
3. L.J. Smith (The Secret Circle: Book 1 - The Initiation)
4. Tanya Lee Stone (The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie)
5. Laurel Ann Nattress (editor: Jane Austen Made Me Do It)
6. H.P. Lovecraft (The Call of Cthulhu)
7. Amy Plum (Die for Me)
8. Tina Fey (Bossypants)
9. Little Princes (Conor Grennan)
10. Bram Stoker (Dracula)
11. Helen Dunmore (A Spell of Winter)
12. Lisa Habel (Dearly, Departed)
13. Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl's: 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again)
14. E. Lockhart (The Disreputable History of Frankie-Landau Banks)
15. Salman Rushdie (Luka and the Fire of Life)
16. Kathleen Winter (Annabel)
17. Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus)
18. Hillary Jordan (When She Woke)
19. S.G. Browne (Breathers)
20. Matthew Gregory Lewis (The Monk)
21. Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark & Grimm)
22. Mark Lawrence (Prince of Thorns)
23. Frances Hardinge (Fly By Night)
24. Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
25. Kathryn Stockett (The Help)
26. Katherine Webb (The Legacy)
27. Kate Chopin (The Awakening)
28. Vera Brosgol (Anya's Ghost)
29. Pam Jenoff (The Things we Cherished)
30. Sandra Brown (A Secret Splendour)
31. Caitlin Kittredge (The Iron Throne)
32. Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children)
33. Agnes Humbert (Resistance)
34. Ellen Feldman (Next to Love)
35. Lisa Searin (Magic Lost, Trouble Found)
36. Matthew Norman (Domestic Violets)
37. Helene Hanff (84, Charing Cross Road)
38. Simon van Booy (Everything Beautiful Began After)
39. Mary Robinette Kowal (Shades of Milk and Honey)
40. Amor Towles (Rules of Civility)
41. Justine Picarde (Daphne)
42. Juliet Grey (Becoming Marie Antoinette)
43. George R.R. Martin (A Game of Thrones)
44. Mark Dunn (Ella Minnow Pea)
45. Moira Young (Blood Red Road)
46. Randy Russell (Dead Rules)
47. Joann Sfar & Emmanuel Guilbert (The Professor's Daughter)
48. Steven Millhauser (Enchanted Night)
49. Karen Kincy (Other)
50. Melanie Benjamin (The Autobiography of Tom Thumb)
51. Franny Billingsley (Chime)
52. Joe, Alina, Vicki, and Valerie Darger (Love Times Three)
53. Mitchell Zuckoff (Lost in Shangri-La)
54. N. John Hall (Correspondence)
55. Pete Hautman (The Big Crunch)
56. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (The Yellow Wallpaper)
57. Paolo Bacigalupi (Ship Breaker)
58. Jo Walton (Among Others)
59. Kiersten White (Paranormalcy)
60. Laura Miller (The Magician's Book)
61. Kate Lord Brown (The Beauty Chorus)
62. Julie Kagawa (Winter's Passage)
63. N.K. Jeminsin (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms)
64. Jen Sookfong Lee (Shelter)
65. Mary Robinette Kowal (First Flight)
66. Rachel Swirsky (Eros, Philia, Agape)
67. Charles Stross (Overtime)
68. Jackson Pearce (Sisters Red)
69. Katherine Langrish (The Shadow Hunt)
70. Deborah Harkness (A Discovery of Witches)
71. Doug TenNapel (Ghostopolis)
72. Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth)
73. Barry Deutsch (Hereville: How Mika Got Her Sword)
74. Steve Kluger (My Most Excellent Year)
75. Beth Revis (Across the Universe)
76. Terry Morre (The Complete Strangers in Paradise)
77. Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)
78. Joss Whedon (Serenity: Those Left Behind and Float Out)
79. Susan Hill (The Man in the Picture)
80. Felicia Day (The Guild)
81. Elizabeth Gaskell (North and South)
82. Giles Whittell (Spitfire Women of World War II)
83. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet, and The Sign of Four)
84. Jean Webster (Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy)
85. H.G. Wells (The Invisible Man)
86. Chris Priestley (Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror)
87. Sam Wasson (Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman)
88. Gail Z. Martin (The Sworn)
89. Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre)
90.Graham Moore (The Sherlockian)
91. Erin Bow (Plain Kate)
THOUGHTS: Wow, I read way too many new-to-me authors... It is no wonder my TBR pile is never manageable. I am thinking in 2012 I have to try and make more of an effort to revisit old authors.

Series Talk
Mythos Academy Series - 1/2
The Secret Circle - 1/3
The Last Dragonslayer - 1/2
Skulduggery Pleasant Series - 6/6 Caught up!
Revenants Series - 1/1 Caught up!
Dearly, Departed Series - 1/1 Caught up!
Lord of the Rings - 2/3 - (Reread)
The Stormlight Archives - 1/1 - Caught up!
Sevenwaters Series - 2/5
Wicked Lovely Series - 4/5
The Broken Empire Trilogy - 1/1 - Caught up!
Fly By Night Series - 1/2
The Dresden Files Series - 1/I am not even sure...
Iron Codex Series - 1/1 - Caught up!
Sweet Tooth Series - 3/3 - Caught up!
Thursday Next Series - 3/6
Raine Benares Series - 1/5
Cato Series - 1/11
Alexia Tarabotti Series - 2/4
Nightschool Series - 3/4
Avalon High Series - 3/3 - FINISHED!
King Amir Series - 2/3
Gathering of Faerie Series - 2/2 - FINISHED!
Little Blue Envelopes Series - 2/2 - FINISHED!
The Unwritten Series - 3/3 - Caught up!
Marie Antoinette Trilogy - 1/1 - Caught up!
Farseer Trilogy: 1/3
Song of Fire and Ice Series: 1/5
Outlander Series: 1 out of not sure...
Blood Red Road Trilogy: 1/1 - CAUGHT UP!
Jack of Fables Series : 9/9 - FINISHED!
Other Series: 1/2
Sianim Series: 3/4
Women of the Otherworld Series: 12/12 - CAUGHT UP!
DarkGlass Mountain Trilogy: 3/3 - FINISHED!
The Tawny Man Trilogy: 3/3 - FINISHED!
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Series: 5/5 - FINISHED!
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Series? - 1/1 - CAUGHT UP!
Newford Series: 11/24 - Approximately
The Hunchback Assignments: 3/3 - CAUGHT UP!
Paranormalcy Trilogy: 1/1 - CAUGHT UP!
Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy: 3/3 - FINISHED!
The Orphan's Tale duology: 2/2 - FINISHED!
Chaos Walking Trilogy: 3/3 - FINISHED!
Princess of the Midnight Ball Series: 2/2 - CAUGHT UP! (Anyone know what this really called?)
Fables Series: 15/15 - CAUGHT UP!
A Discovery of Witches Trilogy: 1/1 - CAUGHT UP!
Chobits Series: 7/8 - Only one more to go!
Serenity Series: 3/3 - CAUGHT UP!
Across the Universe Trilogy: 1/1 CAUGHT UP!
Mercedes Thompson Series: 6/6 CAUGHT UP!
One Piece Series: 4/54
Essex County Trilogy: 3/3 FINISHED!
Horatio Lyle Series: 2/4
The Worlds of Chrestomanci Series: 1/5
In Death Series: 12/32
The Guild Series: 4/4 COMPLETED!
Regency Draculia Series: 1/3
Scott Pilgrim Series: 2/6
"New" Bone Series: 1/1 CAUGHT UP!
Sherlock Holmes Series: 3/9
Daddy-Long Legs Series: 2/2 COMPLETED!
Bone Series: 11/11 CAUGHT UP! (Includes Rose and Tall Tales)
The Fallen Kings Cycle: 1/1 CAUGHT UP!
Maisie Dobbs Series: 8/8 CAUGHT UP!
THOUGHTS: I have way too many series and trilogies on the go. I was happy to finish a few in 2011, but then I started a whole bunch more. Some of the series I say I am caught up in also have books out now, but I just chose to ignore that fact for the moment.

The Source
Library - 84
Personal - 85
E-Reader - 40
Borrowed From Friend - 25
THOUGHTS: One of the plans I had for 2011 was to read more books that I own. I wish I had done a bit better with that because I obviously have way too many unread books at the moment. I still think I read more books that I own this year than the last couple, so it wasn't terrible. In 2012 I would like to try and read more books that I own and less that I don't because my TBR pile could stand to get a bit smaller.

Best of 2011 Reviews

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton - Not Reviewed
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (review)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett - Not Reviewed
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin (review)
The Beauty Chorus by Kate Lord Brown (review)
Little Princes by Conor Grennan - Not Reviewed
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (review)
Resistance: A Woman's Journal of Struggle and Defiance in Occupied France by Agnes Humbert (review)
Far and Away: A Prize Everytime by Neil Peart (review)
Spitfire Women of World War II by Giles Whittell (review)
Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer by Derek Landy - Not Reviewed
Spellbound by Kelley Armstrong (review)
Empire of Ruins by Arthur Slade (review)
Fables Volume 15: Rose Red by Bill Willingham (review)
River Marked by Patricia Briggs (review)
A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear (review)
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (review)
Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence - Not Reviewed
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (review)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (review)
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (review)
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (review)
The Sworn by Gail Z. Martin (review)
The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay - Not Reviewed
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (review)
The Unwritten Series by Mike Carey (review)
The Infinity Gate by Sara Douglass (review)
Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb (review)
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (reread review)
The Time-Traveler's Wife by Audrey Nieffenegger (reread review)
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (review)
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger (review)
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (review)
Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint (review)
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (review)

I might try and sneak some 2011 reviews into 2012 just to have something to link back to. We will see what happens!


  1. I know what you mean about the new author thing. I actually joined a challenge in 2011 to read new authors, then realized that I didn't need to be challenged to do that, but to read authors I already know and love.

    1. I joined a challenge a couple years ago to read new authors and my list made me laugh. I really don't need a challenge for that... lol I really should join the seconds challenge that I have seen around, but never done so.

  2. This post makes me tired. Seriously. So much information you kept track of! The idea of putting that much information down about books I read just exhausts me! ;)

    You done good, kid. ;)

    1. This is nothing compared to other posts I have read... Believe me!

  3. Everything about this post boggles my mind! Seriously. But you know what just might amaze me the most--how many series you have going *and* the fact that you can actually keep track of them all! :)

    1. Well, one of my projects in 2011 was to figure out what series I was in the midst of. I had sort of lost track...

  4. You did so well this year, considering how much you said you did NOT read! I am really impressed that almost half the books you read were books that you already own. I think I am getting better with that, but I am not nearly as good as it as I should be, especially as I can always download free classics on the e-reader. But considering how the shelf space I have is rapidly dwindling... I need to do something!

    1. I struggled to read is more what I meant... I am hoping to do even better with reading my own books this year.

  5. One of my plans for this year is to read many more books that I actually own. I'm far too addicted to the library. Good luck to us both on that.

    1. Thanks, Cath! Good luck to you, too. :)

  6. Impressive wrap-up!! Wishing you a wonderful 2012 filled with lots of 5 star reads!

  7. 91 books?! That is a great year. I always read more new to me authors than old favorites for some reason.

    1. Yes, it is a bad fault of mine. I never used to do that. When I found an author I loved I read like everything by them...

  8. What a terrific year of reading!

  9. Stumbled in here as I was blog-wandering, and loved it! I am determined to read and write more this year, so thanks for an awesome list!

  10. Wow, you had an amazing reading year! I noticed the same thing you did this year, I tend to read too many new-to-me authors too, and then I neglect the ones I already love. I should watch that too in the coming year!

    1. I am trying to, but I think I am all ready off to a bad start...


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