Filed under: Thursday Thirteen, Reading, Books
1. I read a total of 42 books during 2010, up from 36 last year. I keep track on Goodreads.
2. I read two children's books, both by Roald Dahl: The Magic Finger
and George's Marvellous Medicine.
Neither one was great.
3. One of my favorite authors is James Patterson. I read 8 books by him:
The Postcard Killers,
Witch & Wizard,
The 9th Judgment,
and I, Alex Cross.
4. I read 6 books for my book club:
I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie (Pamela Des Barres),
Nefertiti (Michelle Moran),
Shanghaii Girls (Lisa See),
The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrewy Niffenegger),
Water for Elephants (Sara Guren),
and The Guardian (Nicholas Sparks).
Out of those, I thought Nefertiti was the best one.
5. I read ten young-adult novels: Fang and Witch & Wizard were mentioned previously. The others were
Unwind (Neal Shusterman),
The Lottery Rose (Irene Hunt),
Closed for the Season (Mary Downing Hahn),
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Mary E. Pearson),
Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson),
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins),
Once Upon a Marigold (Jean Ferris),
and Maggie's Door (Particia Reilly Giff).
Out of those, Speak was the best one.
6. I read two books by another favorite author, John Grisham:
Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer
and Ford County Stories.
I'm currently reading another book by Grisham.
7. Four of the books I read were nonfiction including one mentioned above (I'm With the Band.) The others were
Grown Up Digital:How the Net Generation is Changing the World (Don Tapscott),
The Ultimate Guide for Men and Women to Understand Each Other (Alex A. Lluch),
and Ready from Within: A Personal Narrative (Septima Clark).
Non-fiction is not my favorite genre.
8. I read 3 books by Janet Evanovich (who is a hoot!):
and Wicked Appetite.
9. I read two books by Robert Crais, another favorite author:
The Two-Minute Rule
and The Watchman.
10. I also enjoy reading Stephen White, but I only read one by him:
His newest book is next on my list.
11.I read two books that are considered classics:
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
and Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte).
12. Five of my books did not fall into any of the above categories:
The Heretic Queen (Michelle Moran),
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold),
Heat Wave (Richard Castle),
19 Minutes (Jodi Piccoult),
and Wildwater Walking Club (Claire Cook).
13. If I had to choose a favorite book, that would be difficult, becaus unlike the previous two years, none of them was breathtakingly good (like Angels and Demons and The Kite Runner from 2009 and 2008). I suppose I would choose Neffertiti by Michelle Moran. One of the worst books on my list was Witch & Wizard. Find me on Goodreads and let's connect! I'd love to have suggestions for reading material!