2011 Reads

My goal for 2011 is to increase the number of books read to 150 from my piddly 125 max. I’m not sure how attainable this will be, given that in addition to reading I am now reviewing and blogging, which definitely cuts into my reading time.

I have in no way finalized my list of items to read, and of course this list will change as I find other books to read that I haven’t yet discovered, but so far here are a few of the books I plan on reading in 2011.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to recommend them to me in the comments, on Facebook or Goodreads. I am happy to consider any books that are Young Adult, Paranormal, Stephen King or Charlaine Harris.

So no crime drama, horror or non-fiction. And no straight-up romance novels. Chick-lit or PNR is OK! (Although my Goodreads might not reflect all, I have read almost everything by John Saul, Dean Koontz and early James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark, Richard North Patterson, Tami Hoag, George Dawes Green, V.C. Andrews, Agatha Christie, etc. so no recommends by these authors either.)

Books that I choose to re-read in 2011 will not count toward the 150.

UPDATE: I decided to re-order the list by date that I reviewed each book.

(Note, these are not in any particular order. And many of these I either already own or have on pre-order so am also hoping to consider this a resolution to read all those lovely books I already have collecting electronic dust.)

Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell (Not counting toward total as I read in 2010 though review posted 1/1/11)

  1. Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz READ AND REVIEWED 1/2/11.
  2. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer READ AND REVIEWED 1/3/11
  3. Shadowspell by Jenna Black READ AND REVIEWED 1/5/11
  4. Awakened by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast READ AND REVIEWED 1/7/11
  5. Ascend by Amanda Hocking READ AND REVIEWED 1/9/11
  6. Old Habits (Wicked Lovely novella) by Melissa Marr READ AND REVIEWED 1/11/11
  7. XVI by Julia Karr READ AND REVIEWED 1/12/11
  8. Hexbound by Chloe Neill READ AND REVIEWED 1/15/11
  9. The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder READ AND REVIEWED 1/16/11
  10. Night School by Mari Mancusi READ AND REVIEWED 1/18/11
  11. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney READ AND REVIEWED 1/22/11
  12. Dead Man’s Eye by Shaun Jeffrey READ AND REVIEWED 1/25/11
  13. White Cat by Holly Black READ AND REVIEWED 1/28/11
  14. Falling for Romeo by Jennifer Laurens READ AND REVIEWED 1/31/11
  15. Dirty Situation by Layla Moon READ AND REVIEWED 1/31/11
  16. Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison READ AND REVIEWED 2/1/11
  17. Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter READ AND REVIEWED 2/4/11
  18. Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann READ AND REVIEWED 2/6/11
  19. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins READ AND REVIEWED 2/8/11
  20. Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder READ AND REVIEWED 2/10/11
  21. Outside In by Maria V. Snyder READ AND REVIEWED 2/13/11
  22. Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen READ AND REVIEWED 2/15/11
  23. Raising the Dead by Mara Purnhagen READ AND REVIEWED 2/16/11
  24. One Hundred Candles by Mara Purnhagen READ AND REVIEWED 2/18/11
  25. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton READ AND REVIEWED 2/20/11
  26. Haven by Kristi Cook READ AND REVIEWED 2/22/11
  27. Twelve Terrifying Tales of 2011 – “Charlie” and “North of Forks” by Shana Hammaker READ AND REVIEWED 2/24/11 (Counting these two short stories as just one book for totals)
  28. Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer READ AND REVIEWED 2/25/11
  29. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford READ AND REVIEWED 2/27/11
  30. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins READ AND REVIEWED 3/6/11
  31. Faustine by Imogen Rose READ AND REVIEWED 3/3/11
  32. Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens READ AND REVIEWED 3/5/11
  33. The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell READ AND REVIEWED 3/8/11
  34. Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender READ AND REVIEWED 3/10/11
  35. Clarity by Kim Harrington READ AND REVIEWED 3/12/11
  36. Wither by Lauren DeStefano READ AND REVIEWED 3/14/11
  37. Turned at Dark by C.C. Hunter READ AND REVIEWED 3/16/11
  38. Meant to Be by Tiffany King READ AND REVIEWED 3/18/11
  39. Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton READ AND REVIEWED 3/21/11
  40. If I Stay by Gayle Forman READ AND REVIEWED 3/25/11
  41. Where She Went by Gayle Forman READ AND REVIEWED 3/26/11
  42. Illusions by Aprilynne Pike READ AND REVIEWED 3/30/11
  43. Red Glove by Holly Black READ AND REVIEWED 4/2/11
  44. Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly READ AND REVIEWED 4/6/11
  45. Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler READ AND REVIEWED 4/10/11
  46. Moon Spell: Part One in the Tale of Lunarmorte by Samantha Young READ AND REVIEWED 4/13/11
  47. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong READ AND REVIEWED 4/17/11
  48. Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz READ AND REVIEWED 4/19/11
  49. The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching READ AND REVIEWED 4/21/11
  50. The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter READ AND REVIEWED 4/22/11
  51. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson READ AND REVIEWED 4/24/11
  52. Bumped by Megan McCafferty READ AND REVIEWED 4/26/11
  53. Moonglass by Jessi Kirby READ AND REVIEWED 4/28/11
  54. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson READ AND REVIEWED 5/3/11
  55. Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready READ AND REVIEWED 5/3/11
  56. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris READ AND REVIEWED 5/5/11
  57. Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout READ AND REVIEWED 5/6/11
  58. Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby READ AND REVIEWED 5/11/11
  59. Die for Me by Amy Plum READ AND REVIEWED 5/12/11
  60. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross READ AND REVIEWED 5/16/11
  61. Mercy by Rebecca Lim READ AND REVIEWED 5/17/11
  62. Wildefire by Karsten Knight READ AND REVIEWED 5/18/11 – Review posted 7/18/11
  63. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky READ AND REVIEWED 5/25/11
  64. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross READ AND REVIEWED 5/30/11
  65. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren READ AND REVIEWED 6/1/11
  66. Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren READ AND REVIEWED 6/2/11
  67. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini READ AND REVIEWED 6/5/11
  68. If I Die by Rachel Vincent READ AND REVIEWED 6/5/11 – Review posted 8/5/11
  69. Sirensong by Jenna Black READ AND REVIEWED 6/8/11
  70. Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma READ AND REVIEWED 6/14/11
  71. Hereafter by Tara Hudson READ AND REVIEWED 6/15/11
  72. The Demon’s Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan READ AND REVIEWED 6/19/11
  73. Dead Rules by Randy Russell READ AND REVIEWED 6/20/11
  74. Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey READ AND REVIEWED 6/24/11
  75. Slumber by Samantha Young READ AND REVIEWED 6/29/11
  76. Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey READ 6/30/11, RE-READ AND REVIEWED 7/27/11
  77. Supernaturally by Kiersten White READ AND REVIEWED 7/2/11 (review published 7/14/11)
  78. Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers READ AND REVIEWED 7/5/11
  79. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater READ AND REVIEWED 7/13/11
  80. Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz READ AND REVIEWED 7/15/11
  81. Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey READ AND REVIEWED 7/18/11 (review published 8/23/11)
  82. Soul Thief by Jana Oliver READ AND REVIEWED 7/22/11 (review published 7/27/11)
  83. Between the Lines by Tammara Webber READ AND REVIEWED 7/25/11
  84. Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer Re-read 7/25/11
  85. Forgotten Souls by Tiffany King Read 7/31/11
  86. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab Read 8/1/11
  87. Frost by Marianna Baer Read READ AND REVIEWED 8/16/11
  88. Secrets and Shadows by Shannon Delany READ AND REVIEWED 8/17/11
  89. Bargains and Betrayals by Shannon Delany Read 8/20/11
  90. Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent READ AND REVIEWED 8/25/11
  91. Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace READ AND REVIEWED 8/28/11
  92. The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann Read 9/2/11
  93. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik READ AND REVIEWED 9/5/11
  94. Weaving Destiny by G.P. Ching READ AND REVIEWED 9/12/11
  95. All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin READ AND REVIEWED 9/19/11
  96. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson READ AND REVIEWED 9/23/11
  97. Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout READ (2x) AND REVIEWED 9/28/11
  98. Remembrance by Michelle Madow READ AND REVIEWED 10/4/11
  99. Never to Sleep by Rachel Vincent Read 10/8/11
  100. Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith READ AND REVIEWED 10/9/11
  101. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi READ 2X AND REVIEWED 10/14/11
  102. Dark Eden by Patrick Carman READ AND REVIEWED 10/20/11
  103. Smokeless Fire by Samantha Young READ AND REVIEWED 10/21/11
  104. Solitary by Alexander Gordon Smith READ AND REVIEWED 10/30/11
  105. Drink Slay Love by Sarah Beth Durst READ AND REVIEWED 11/1/11
  106. Dreamland by Alyson Noel READ AND REVIEWED 11/13/11
  107. Everneath by Brodi Ashton Read 11/13/11
  108. Where You Are by Tammara Webber READ AND REVIEWED 11/16/11
  109. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout READ AND REVIEWED 11/21/11
  110. A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford READ AND REVIEWED 11/24/11 (Review posted 12/1/11)
  111. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare READ AND REVIEWED 11/30/11
  112. Hushed by Kelley York READ AND REVIEWED 12/5/11
  113. Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand READ AND REVIEWED 12/21/11
  114. Pretty in Black by Rae Hachton Read 12/17/11
  115. On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane READ AND REVIEWED 12/26/11
  116. Death Sentence by Alexander Gordon Smith READ AND REVIEWED 12/30/11
  117. New Book Read 12/29/11
  118. Divergent by Veronica Roth READ AND REVIEWED 12/31/11
  119. Cold Blood by Heather Hildenbrand
  120. Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
  121. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  122. Dark Beauty by Taryn Browning
  123. Dark Seeker by Taryn Browning
  124. Destined by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  125. The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
  126. The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
  127. Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
  128. Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
  129. Dragon’s Oath by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  130. The Line by Teri Hall
  131. Away by Teri Hall
  132. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  133. The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson
  134. Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren
  135. Lie by Caroline Bock
  136. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  137. The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
  138. Immortal Beloved by Katie M. John
  139. A Chance for Charity by S.L. Baum
  140. Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
  141. Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
  142. Wildcat Fireflies by Amber Kizer
  143. Matched by Ally Condie
  144. Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
  145. Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
  146. Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater
  147. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  148. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
  149. Invincible (The Chronicles of Nick) by Sherrilynn Kenyon
  150. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  151. Passion by Lauren Kate
  152. Cryptic Cravings by Ellen Schreiber
  153. Afterlife by Claudia Gray
  154. Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
  155. The Mark by Jen Nadol
  156. Lemniscate by Jennifer Murgia
  157. Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lyn Barnes
  158. Jealousy by Lili St. Crow
  159. Defiance by Lili St. Crow
  160. The Hollow by Jessica Verday
  161. The Haunted by Jessica Verday
  162. Bitter Frost by Kailin Gow
  163. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  164. The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
  165. Hush Money by Susan Bischoff
  166. Vampire Crush by A.M. Robinson
  167. Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
  168. Entwined by Heather Dixon
  169. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  170. Siren by Tricia Rayburn
  171. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  172. Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey
  173. Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
  174. Starstruck by Cyn Balog
  175. Sleepless by Cyn Balog
  176. Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers
  177. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
  178. Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
  179. Jonas (Beautiful Dead #1) by Eden Maguire
  180. Portal by Imogen Rose
  181. Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
  182. Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
  183. Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
  184. Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
  185. Ruined by Paula Morris
  186. Stray by Rachel Vincent
  187. A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
  188. Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
  189. One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt
  190. The Candidates by Inara Scott
  191. The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
  192. Dead Is Not An Option by Marlene Perez
  193. Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
  194. Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
  195. Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer
  196. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  197. Everlasting by Alyson Noel
  198. Tempest by Becca Fitzpatrick
  199. Bite Club by Rachel Caine
  200. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
  201. All You Desire by Kirsten Miller
  202. Awakened by Ednah Walters
  203. Everlasting by Angie Frazier
  204. Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
  205. Arise by Melinda Metz and Laura J. Burns
  206. Rampant by Diana Petrefreund
  207. The Vampire Stalker by Allison van Diepen
  208. Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore
  209. The Crescent by Jordan Deen
  210. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  211. Swoon by Nina Malkin
  212. Entangled by Cat Clarke
  213. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
  214. Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves
  215. Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
  216. Intrinsical by Lani Woodland
  217. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
  218. ?

Even if I’ve read a book, until I review it, I will not cross it off this list.

I will most likely read more than 150 books this year. I might also not end up reading all the books above, given that there are so many new releases just begging to be read. Only time will tell. But if you know of a book I should definitely add to this list, please feel free to let me know!

As I read each book in 2011 I hope to cross it off the above list.



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    Reply VampyreGurl

    HUNGER GAMES TRIO is PHENOMENAL! I picked it up by accident one day at the library & was up looking for book 2 at 3 am! I found it and was HOOKED. I normally read everything (basically what u read) & this series was AWESUM!
    Have u read the THIRST series by Christopher Pike? (I have em all on ebook PDF if you would like them) I was happy to find a different but still entertaining vamp series.
    I was entertained by VC ANDREWS (ghost writers) newest vamp themed tale (looking forward to book 2 of series) “DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS”.
    I personally feel 2011 WILL be the year of the Zombie (u heard it here that said “AFTER THE END” Bonnie Dee is a gr8 intro to the awesum world of the walking un-dead-ish..
    “SMASHWORD” a site on the net has a lot of FREE books & short stories that rock! One such set of short stories about Z-Bee’s is called “DIARY OF INFECTION” (just type that into search bar on site, it’s a set of 3 short stories.
    I swear it should be combined into a book & made longer! It was my FIRST serious Z-Bee read besides the funny as h*ll “So now your a zombie”.
    Another “SMASHWORD” gem is called “Pretty when she dies- a vampire novel” by Rhiannon Frater, it was, again, phenomenal x’s a million.
    Oh yeah! Another I found on “SMASHWORD” for FREE is called “The Blood That Bonds
    Ebook Price: Free! 94400 words. Fiction by Christopher Buecheler” I BEGGED the author for a sneak peek at the follow up thats how AWESUM this was!

    January 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm
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    Reply Fiktshun009

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I will definitely add a couple of the above.

    January 12, 2011 at 10:51 pm
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    Reply Brandon Alston

    How about Grey Eyes. It’s available at Smashwords and on Amazon.

    March 31, 2011 at 4:49 pm
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    Reply Mindy

    Wow I cannot prepare like that!

    May 10, 2011 at 12:10 am
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    Reply Fiktshun009

    @Mindy – This isn’t prepared, I’m never THAT prepared! 🙂 This is just a hopeful list. I have so many new books that aren’t even on that list. I am hopeful that I can read all of these, though.

    May 10, 2011 at 9:40 am
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    Reply charlene

    wow i love your book list it is amazing like most of those books i had time to read good luck with your reading its worth your time

    May 10, 2011 at 7:33 pm
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      Reply Fiktshun009

      I never said Thanks Charlene! I clearly didn’t even get close, but there’s always next year and more books.

      November 7, 2011 at 9:43 am
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    Reply Nikki

    Hi i read your list and you have some good books in there, i’d like to recommend a few though. The hunger games trio is really amazing, you will really enjoy that, as well as matched, bumped, white cat and red glove. I noticed you didn’t have the maze runner trilogy on there. you really should read them! The last book isn’t out yet (Oct. 11) but the first two are really amazing. Also if your in the mood for a quick 200 pager, i’d suggest a book called SPRAY. It’s basically a story about a city-wide game of Assasin using water guns. it’s really good. Also Tiger Quest, and An oldie but a goodie. The Life of Pi. Amazing book. And if your into stories of reincarnation and love, I really Recommend THe boundless Deepby Kate BRailler. MY all-time favorite book ever!! everyone i recommended it to absolutely loved it! and i think you will too. I too am an avid reader, I’d read a book aday if i had the time, so i have a lot of recommendations and lots of stories to tell hehe.

    August 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm
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    Reply Fiktshun009

    I have the first one of the Hunger Games on here. I know I MUST read that. I think Matched is on there too. I already read Bumped, White Cat and Red Glove.

    I plan on catching up with the Maze Runner series next year. I couldn’t fit it on for 2011 – and some of these books are going to be pushed off until then, too 🙁

    Thanks for all the great recommends! Will definitely check out a few of them. I wish I had time to read a book a day, that would be so awesome!

    August 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm
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    Reply Ellen Mae

    You’ve read Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins? How and where did you get it? If you have the PDF file would you mind sending it to me?

    October 26, 2011 at 8:16 am
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    Reply Fiktshun009

    @Ellen Mae – No, I actually read Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shulz. Also, it’s illegal to share galleys.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm
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