100 books in a year

I wasn’t really sure I was going to participate in another 100 books in a year challenge in 2012 as I knew  my year wouldn’t be conducive to much reading. Turns out I did pretty well (still didn’t achieve the 100 though).

And as the challenge I usually participate in doesn’t include non-fiction books, I didn’t register for it but kept a list for myself.

You can see I listed some stories and novellas as well – anything to get the number as high as possible and re-reading HP helped as well as I read it fast (and it helps with stress too). So, with little cheating with the novellas, I actually got the list to a higher number this year (it was 81 in 2011).

Here is the list:

1. PC & Kristen Cast: Destined

2. Kresley Cole: Lothaire

3. Sabrina Jeffries: To Wed a Wild Lord

4. Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games

5. Suzanne Collins: Catching Fire

6. Suzanne Collins: Mockingjay

7. Lois M. Bujold: Cryoburn

8. Scott Lynch: The Lies of Locke Lamora

9. Amanda Hocking: The Hollowland

10. M.J. Rose: The Book of Lost Fragrances

11. Trish Milburn: The White Witch

12. Veronica Blade: Something Witchy This Way Comes

13. S.K.S. Perry: Darkside

14. Matthew Reilly: Scarecrow Returns

15. Stephanie Laurens: The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae

16. Stephanie Laurens: In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster

17. Sabrina Jeffries: A Lady Never Surrenders (The Hellions of Halstead Hall)

18. Linda Mooney: Captive Surrender

19. Julie Kagawa: The Immortal Rules

20. Marilee Brothers: The Moonstone series, Moonstone

21. Marilee Brothers: The Moonstone series, Moonrise

22. Marilee Brothers: The Moonstone series, Moon Spun

23. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

24.  J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

25.  J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

26. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

27. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

28. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

29. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

30. Rachel Hawkins: Hex Hall

31. Rachel Hawkins: Hex Hall, Demonglass

32. Rachel Hawkins: Hex Hall, Spell Bound

33. Gwenda Bond: Blackwood

34. Scott Lynch: Red Seas Under Red Skies

35. Denyse Beaulieu: The Perfume Lover

36. Marilee Brothers: The Moonstone series, Moon Shadow

37. Amanda Hocking: My Blood Approves

38. Amanda Hocking: My Blood Approves, Fate

39. Amanda Hocking: My Blood Approves, Flutter

40. Amanda Hocking: My Blood Approves, Wisdom

41. James Rollins: Bloodline

42. Sherylin Kenyon: Chronicles of Nick, Invincible

43. Trish Milburn: Bane

44. Kresley Cole: Demon from the Dark

45. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice

46. Kresley Cole: Lothaire

48. Elizabeth Peters: Crocodile on the Sandbank

49. Elizabeth Peters: Curse of the Pharaohs

50. Elizabeth Peters: The Mummy Case

51.Elizabeth Peters: Lion in the Valley

52. Gail Carriger: Soulless

53. Gail Carriger: Changeless

54. Gail Carriger: Blameless

55. Patricia Briggs: Alpha and Omega

56. Patricia Briggs: Cry Wolf

57. Patricia Briggs: Hunting Groung

58. Patricia Briggs: Fair Game

59. Tess Gerritsen: John Doe (Rizzoli and Isles series), story

60.  J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

61.  J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

62. Alyssa Harad: Coming to my Senses

63. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

64. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

65. Stephanie Laurens: Lady Risks All

66. Shayne Leighton: Of Light and Darkness

67. Temple Matthews: The New Kid

68. Kresley Cole: The Poison Princess

69. Kim Harrison: Pale Demon

70. Kresley Cole: Shadow’s Claim

71. Kim Newman: Anno Dracula

72. Natania Barron: Pilgrim of the Sky

73. James Rollins: City of Screams (novella)

74. Kim Harrison: A Perfect Blood

75. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

76. Cassandra Clare: City of Bones

77. Cassandra Clare: The City of Ashes

78. Liesel Schwartz: The Conspiracy of Alchemists

79. Heather Graham: Keeper of the Night

80. James Rollins: Tracker (a short story)

81. Sacvan Bercovitch: The American Jeremiad

82. Perry Miller: Errand into the Wilderness

83. Cassandra Clare: City of Glass

84. Roja Dove: The Essence of Perfume

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14 thoughts on “100 books in a year

  1. sophiebowns January 1, 2013 at 14:41 Reply

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    One of my New Years resolutions is to try and read more! Great post 🙂

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    • Ines January 1, 2013 at 21:56 Reply

      Thanks! I’m still trying to reach 100 though. 🙂

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  2. James Dennard January 1, 2013 at 15:03 Reply

    Congrats on reading eighty-four books this past year, Ines. That is impressive! I am such a slow reader, a good number for me is two books a month.

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    • Ines January 1, 2013 at 21:58 Reply

      James, I don’t really watch TV, books are my favourite thing in the world when I have free time. Actually, I try and create more free time so I could read more. 🙂 If I don’t read for a week, I become very unpleasant to be around. 😉

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  3. James Dennard January 1, 2013 at 23:00 Reply

    I spend a lot of time on web forums and listening to music, so I guess that is time that I could be reading. I’m always reading something; but slowly. I got a book of poetry as a Christmas gift that I’m looking forward to starting soon.

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    • Ines January 2, 2013 at 13:55 Reply

      Lovely! I never read poetry – we don’t seem to be on the same page. 😉

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      • James Dennard January 2, 2013 at 16:31 Reply

        😉 Our tastes in books are somewhat different, but that’s fun, I think. I am generally more of a reader of prose, but poetry has grabbed my attention of late. I published one, rather weak, poem on my blog a while back and I have another idea for one to try and write.

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  4. Martha January 2, 2013 at 08:37 Reply

    That’s impressive. I dropped out of my usual 100+ challenge this year because it seemed to be _reducing_ my motivation to read. Do you find that it ever influences your reading negatively?

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    • Ines January 2, 2013 at 13:57 Reply

      Martha, I did give that some thought that’s why I didn’t sign-up for any challenges but kept the list through the year for myself.
      I would very much like to hit the 100 mark eventually but I use this more as a reminder of what I’ve read in a year. I could never keep it in my head and I find it informative of my reading habits.

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  5. Joan January 2, 2013 at 23:17 Reply

    Wow, way to go! I’m kind of like the two books a month guy myself. 84 is incredible.

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    • Ines January 3, 2013 at 14:52 Reply

      Joan, I’m pretty sure you have a hobby or a habit you enjoy that takes up a lot of your time. 🙂 I just happen to love reading and spend all my free time doing it.
      I just hope I reach 100 books in a year eventually. It sounds good. 🙂

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  6. Juraj January 5, 2013 at 20:02 Reply

    Mislim da jedino fali 50 nijansi sive! 🙂

    J.

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    • Ines January 6, 2013 at 14:16 Reply

      😛
      Ne znam kaj bi mi se trebalo dogoditi da ta knjiga zaluta na moju listu. Iako nikad ne reci nikad, no dovoljno sam čula o toj knjizi od ljudi čijem mišljenju vjerujem da sumnjam da će se ta knjiga naći u mojim rukama.
      Jesi je ti pročitao? 😉

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  7. […] also think I will never reach my annual goal of 100 books. Last year I came closest, but this year, I think it’s the worst so far. Maybe I should sign […]

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