This was another record-breaking year for me, having read 233 books in 2011. Several were audio and graphic novels, but the vast majority were traditional, full-length novels. Of my favorite books that I’ve read this year, the below list are novels published in 2011 and early 2012.
1. Hellhole, by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
1. Captain America: The First Avenger
3. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
4. Cowboys & Aliens
5. X-Men: First Class
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
7. Source Code
8. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
9. Green Lantern
10. The Adjustment Bureau
Having read 170 books this year, it was extremely hard to narrow down favorites – even with the many categories below. This was definitely the most I’ve ever read in a year, and many were fantastic new releases. Of my favorite books that I’ve read this year only those that were released in 2010 are listed below, including a couple releasing in 2011.
In 2009, I read a total of 143 books – some old, some new. This made narrowing down favorites very difficult! So, instead of a simple Top 10, I’m listing by category. All favorites listed below were published in 2009.
The Stats: 143 books consumed in 2009. 58 authors never read before. 120 scifi/fantasy novels read. 12 graphic novels read. 42 were young adult or children’s books. 79 book reviews written.
18 tv/movies received in 2009. 317 books received in 2009.
-Stephenie Meyer made both lists.
-John Flanagan placed on the youth/children’s list twice.
-Anton Strout was the only debut author that made the list.
-15 of the 20 novels are sequels in a series.
-3 novels are first in a new series.
-2 novels are stand alone.