2011 wasn't a big year for me and reading I only managed to read 17 books, which I think is down quite a bit from previous years. The lack of basketball in the fall is partially to blame, but I also went through a long period in the summer where I barely read at all. Here are the books I read in 2011.
- Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead -- Started the year with the last Vampire Academy book and the first of 5 books by Richelle Mead this year. There won't be as many next year since I'm basically caught up on all her writing and I don't think she plans to release a bunch of new books this year.
- Tempest's Legacy - Nicole Peeler -- I like this series and enjoyed this book, but for whatever reason I think I've now fallen behind in the series.
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Volume I - Lynch, Eric 'Rizen', Jon 'Apestyles' Van Fleet, Jon 'PearlJammer' Turner, Hilger, Matthew -- This is the only attempt I've made to read a poker strategy book on Kindle. I like to jump around in a book like this and digital is not ideal for that. I may try another this year on my Fire.
Unseen - Rachel Caine -- Although I love her writing, I just don't care much about the characters in this series. This series just makes me wish there were more Weather Warden books coming.
Pale Demon - Kim Harrison -- Not the best in this series, but this is still one of my favorite series.
Changes - Jim Butcher -- If I'd read this when it first came out I would have been concerned that the series was ending with this book. I'm really glad this wasn't the last in the series.
River Marked - Patricia Briggs -- I didn't like the way she isolated the characters in this one. I hope the next in the series uses more of the world she's created.
- Storm Born - Richelle Mead -- I'm not sure why it took me so long to get around to reading this series. I wasn't drawn in by the descriptions and I feared it would be more fantasy than I normally like. Richelle Mead is my favorite author though and I shouldn't have been worried. I'm reading the last in the series now and I'm already a little sad there won't be more.
- Thorn Queen - Richelle Mead -- Bought this in a bundle with Storm Born and Iron Crowned , so I just kept reading.
- Iron Crowned - Richelle Mead -- Kept reading the series.
- Succubus Revealed - Richelle Mead -- My favorite Richelle Mead series. Lved this book and really hate that there won't be any more in this series.
- The Confession - John Grisham -- Not my favorite plotline for a Grisham book, but Grisham is such a good writer that it was bearable. Oddly, unlike most Grisham books, this one felt like it should have ended sooner.
- Bullet - Laurell K Hamilton -- Another year, another Anita Blake novel. This was about what I expected, not great, but not bad either.
- Bloodlines - Richelle Mead -- I'm a little older than the target audience for this book, but I still found it enjoyable. I like most of the characters and I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for them.
- Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris -- Waited a while to read this due to Digital Pricing issues. Everyone seemed to hate this book. EW even had it on their worst of the year list. Admittedly it had some things that don't make much sense, but I'm already so confused with the differences in character histories between the series and True Blood that I was able to breeze past and enjoy the book. I love the characters, so it worked for me.
- The Associate - John Grisham -- Now this is what I look for in a Grisham book. Loved this.
So that's it for the year. I read parts of three other books, but two I didn't finish and a third I finished in 2012, so that'll show up in next year's list.