Sunday, January 2, 2011

Goals for 2011

As I mentioned before, I managed to make it to 100 books in 2010. I also met the graphic novels challenge, short story challenge, and 101 fantasy challenge. Actually, I made it through all of my challenges except for my Lost related books challenge. I'll keep that one on the table for 2011. What about other challenges for 2011? Well, I definitely won't be trying to read more than 100 books. I'll just try to reach 100 again. But, my biggest challenge for 2011 is going to be reading through my To Be Read stack. I've got books piled up all around me and I'd like to get those read this year. So, that's my official 2011 challenge and the only one that I really care about meeting. Wish me luck!

Summing Up the Last Books of 2010

Ok, so I got really behind on blogging the last part of 2010. I had to concentrate all my efforts on reaching the 100 book milestone for the  year (which I pulled off on the last day of the year). I thought I would do a post and just mention a few of the last books that I really liked: 

Spirit Bound and The Last Sacrifice
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: 2010

I continue to love these series of books. These two books rounded the series out well but left me pining for more. I highly recommend these series to anyone who has read Twilight and loved it. The Vampire Academy books will make you forget about Twilight.  

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future
Author: Michael J. Fox
Published: 2010 

This is a very cute little book. It's meant as one of those "what to do after graduation books." I always find Michael J. Fox's writings to be inspirational. I think this would make a great gift for any graduating students if you don't want to go with Dr. Seuss' Oh the Places You'll Go.

Clockwork Angel
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published: 2010

I found I enjoyed this one a lot which was surprising since I have never finished her Mortal Instruments series. This book makes me want to go back and finish up that other series. I say give it a try.

The Complete Persepolis
Author: Marjane Satrap
Published: 2007

This graphic novel opened my eyes to a totally different world in Iran. It's the author's memoir of high school in Tehran, living in Austria and then returning to Iran. It mentions so many things and ways of life that the people of Iran live with daily that never occurred to me. I'm glad I read this novel and got the chance to consider how the average person lives in Iran and not just the people portrayed by the media.

Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison
Author: Brandon Mull
Published: 2010

This was the final book in the Fablehaven series and I was so glad that it finally got to me on interlibrary loan. Mr. Mull finished the series up on a very high note and left me wanting more. Maybe the author will come up with another idea that will allow us readers to have more time with Kendra and Seth Sorenson.