Classics, F*ck Yeah! 33%
Books for Which I Was Late to the Party That I Loved- 27%
Mysteries With Death and the Killing and the Hey Hey- 11%
Books for Which I Was Late to the Party That I Hated With the Passion of a Thousand Fiery Suns- 10%
What the Cool Kids Were Reading (new releases)- 10%
Memoirs/Biographies of People With Lady Parts- 9 percent.
Does that add up to 100%? I hope so because I'm not going back to check.
My Super-Faves of 2011: A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Giver, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Anna Karenina. Three of them were re-reads (everything but the Egan). This is a bit sad-making. I've started to wonder if I go into reading with a kind of "I know already that this isn't as awesome as Anna Karenina, therefore I know already that it won't be getting five stars from me." I must watch out for this. STOP BEING SUCH A SNOB, AMANDA.
Books I Wanted to Commit Violence After Reading Because They Were So Very, Very Bad: Tess of the I CAN'T EVEN FINISH THE NAME WITHOUT GETTING SCREAMY, The Friday Night Knitting Club (that'll teach me to take book recs from family members), Uglies (God, what was I thinking), The Other Boleyn Girl, and Doctor Zhivago. Most of these bad things happened when I ventured outside of my literary comfort zone and into genres I KNOW I don't enjoy because of hype. Hype machine, you are a lying liar.
Books I Didn't Finish: The Thirteenth Tale, Mr. Peanut, and The Egg and Other Stories. Not for me, not for me, very very very bad.
Other Things of Note: I had twins. That's probably worth noting. INSERT BABY PICTURES
Rhett will cut you.
Atticus will also cut you.
WHAT else. I became a weekly contributor to BookRiot, which features bookish commentary that's actually funny and interesting (most of which is written by other bloggers I love, so.). I started working part-time at Fountain Bookstore, a great indie in Richmond COME SEE ME KTHANKS. This is so I can get out of the house and away from those babies (I mean, I heart their squishy faces and toes, but I would like to talk to adults). So yeah. It's been a ka-rayzee anum. A sincere thank you to everyone who has accompanied me by reading this bliggidy-blog.
What was your reading year like? If you've done your own year in review post, put the link in the comments- I'd love to check it out.