Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Total Books Read for 2008

Well, as 2008 draws to an end, I find myself once again totaling the number of books (and pages) I read for the year. I started recording the books I read in a notebook/journal a little over two years ago, mainly for fun and to push myself to beat my total for last year. Both years, I did manage to beat my previous total, but this year, not so much! It's understandable, because of how busy I was this year, but I can't help but feel a bit upset. I can't help it-- I love a good challenge, even if the challenge is only for myself. So I'm a bit dramatic about my book totals- WHO CARES! :D So, here are my numbers for 2008, from Jan 3rd (that was when I finished my first book for '08) to December 31st: Books Finished: 200 Pages: 70, 892 Average Number of Books Read Per Month: 17 Highest Number of Books Read in a Month: 30 (That was this month-- I picked it up a notch so I could hit 200 at least) Average Number of Pages in Each Book: 354 Highest Number of Pages in One Book: 870 All in all, it wasn't too bad of a year, and I realize that for some, finishing 200 in a year is amazing. Personally, a great year for me is hitting around 275-320 books in a year, so this year was a bit of a let down. Everyone has their own speed, and not everyone has as much time on their hands for relaxing and reading like I sometimes do. I don't care about competing against others, so please don't think that I am trying to rub my achievment into anyone's face, because I'm not! In my book *No Pun Intended, of Course! ;-)* if a person finishs even a few books in a year, that's something to be proud of because really, most people either do not wish to stop and pick up a book or they don't have the time. I know some people personally who might read 10 books in FIFTEEN OR TWENTY YEARS! Seriously! They have the time, but they despise reading. So finishing say, 50 books in a year is pretty damn good, considering! As long as you enjoy what you are reading, it shouldn't matter if you read more or less than another person. Just read! Okay, enough about that for now. Here is a run down of the books I read this year. If I had the time, I'd add a small pic of each cover on here, but that would take a lot longer than just typing, so if you find a book that sounds interesting, you can either ask me about it or take the time and find it on Barnes and Nobles (whose link is listed at the bottom of my blog, hint hint!). Hope you enjoy and I haven't just bored you COMPLETELY to death! Oh, and feel free to comment, maybe tell your totals or some of your favorites that you read this year, etc. Have a great New Year's, everyone!
January:
1. The Education of Mrs. Brimley by Donna MacMeans
2. Just Wicked Enough by Lorraine Heath
3. A Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
4. The Lost Queen by Frewin Jones
5. The Scottish Companion by Karen Ranney
6. Birth of the Pack by Petru Popescu
7. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
8. Ninteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
9. Sleepless at Midnight by Jacquie D'Alessandro
10. The Curse of the Romanovs by Staton Rabin
11. Elijah by Jacquelyn Frank
12. The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce
Febuary:
13. A Gthering of Gargoyles by Meredith Ann Pierce
14. The Black Dragon by Allyson james
15. The Pearl of the Soul of the World by Meredith Ann Pierce
16. Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas
17. The Devilish Pleasures of a Duke by Jillian Hunter
18. Wicked Deeds on a Wicked Nighty by Kresley Cole
19. Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian
20. Hot Spells by Emma Holly, Lora Leigh, Shiloh Walker, and Meljean Brook
21. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare **RE-READ**
22. Demon Angel by Meljean Brook
23. The Panther and the Pyramid by Bonnie Vanak
March:
24. The Cobra and the Concubine by Bonnie Vanak
25. Vampire Diaires: The Fury and Dark Reunion by L.J. Smith
26. Chosen by P.C and Kristin Cast
27. Predatory Game by Christine Feehan
28. The Wounded (The Wereling) by Stephen Cole
29. The Sorcecer's King by Frewin Jones
30. The Odyssey by Homer (Translated by W.H.D Rouse)
31. Dark Seduction by Brenda Joyce
32. Blacklisted by Gena Showalter
33. Red Handed by Gena Showalter
34. The Dark Rival by Brenda Joyce
35. Maximum Ride: The Final Warning by James Patterson
36. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
37. Prey (The Wereling) by Stephen Cole
38. Evermore by Lynn Viehl
April:
39. Resurrection (The Wereling) by Stephen Cole
40. My True Love by Cheryl Holt
41. Madame's Deception by Renee Bernard
42. Frostbite by Richelle Mead
43. The Glass House by Rachel Caine
44. The Song by Jean Johnson
45. The Dead Girl's Dance by Rachel Caine
46. Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
47. Uninvited by Amanda Marrone
48. Beyond the Dark by Angela Knight, Diane Whiteside, Emma Holly, and Lora Leigh
49. Fairyville by Emma Holly
50. Warlord by Angela Knight
51. Bloodline by Kate Cary
52. The Man Within by Lora Leigh
May:
53. Dawn's Awakening by Lora Leigh
54. Bloodline: The Reckoning by Kate Cary
55. Harmony's Way by Lora Leigh
56. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
57. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
58. Megan's Mark by Lora Leigh
59. Jumper by Steven Gould
60. Killer Secrets by Lora Leigh
61. Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole
June:
62. Dark Desires after Dusk by Kresley Cole
63. Highlander Ever After by Jennifer Ashley
64. Highlander Untamed by Monica McCarty
65. Bond of Blood by Diane Whiteside
66. My Immortal by Erin McCarthy
67. Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward
68. Highland Guardian by Melissa Mayhue
69. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
70. In Darkness Reborn by Alexis Morgan
71. Prince of Swords by Linda Winstead Jones
72. Sucks to Be Me... by Kimberly Pauley
73. Wedding Bargain by Victoria Alexander
74. Beast in Him by Shelly Laurenston
75. Heat of the Night by Sylvia Day
July:
76. How to Engage An Earl by Kathryn Caskie
77. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
78. Summer of the Eagle by Susan Edwards
79. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
80. The Maclean Groom by Kathleen Harrington
81. Only for You by Hannah Howell
82. Let Sleeping Rouges Lie by Sabrina Jeffries
83. To Catch a Highlander by Karen Hawkins
84. Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd
85. Touch of Darkness by Christina Dodd
86. Into the Shadow by Christina Dodd
87. A New Dawn by Ellen Hopkins & Various Authors
88. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
89. To Pleasure a Lady by Nicole Jordan
90. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer **RE-READ**
91. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer **RE-READ**
92. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer **RE-READ**
93. To Bed a Beauty by Nicole Jordan
94. To Seduce a Bride by Nicole Jordan
95. Over the Moon by Angela Knight, Virgina Kantra, MaryJanice Davidson & Sunny
96. Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian
August:
97. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
98. Night World Volume 1 by L.J. Smith
99. Damien by Jacquelyn Frank
100. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
101. Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
102. Shifter by Angela Knight, Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day & Virgina Kantra
103. The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount by Julia London
104. The Naked Marquis by Sally MacKenzie
105. The Naked Earl by Sally MacKenzie
106. The Perfect Bride by Victoria Alexander
107. Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine
108. My Shadow Warrior by Jen Holling
109. Taken by Storm by Donna Fletcher
110. Prey by Lurlene McDaniel
111. A Warrior's Taking by Margo Maguire
112. Evernight by Claudia Gray
113. The Secret Circle Volume 1 by L.J. Smith
114. King of Sword and Sky by C.L. Wilson
September:
115. The Marriage Spell by Mary Jo Putney
116. Jumper: Griffin's Story by Steven Gould
117. Full Moon by Rebecca York
118. Dark Curse by Christine Feehan
119. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
120. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
121. Noah by Jacquelyn Frank
122. Highland Vampire by Hannah Howell, Adrienne Basso, & Deborah Raleigh
123. Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
124. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
125.Untamed by P.C. & Kristin Cast
126. The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter
127. Into the Flame by Christina Dodd
October:
128. The Divide by Nicholas Evans
129. Demon Fire by Emma Holly
130. The Lord of the Deep by Dawn Thompson
131. Rumors by Anna Godberson
132. Marked by Moonlight by Sharie Kohler
133. A Taste of Darkness by Nina Bangs
134. One Bite Stand by Nina Bangs
135. The Pirate Hunter by Jennifer Ashley
136. Mercury's War by Lora Leigh
137. The Care and Feeding of the Pirates by Jennifer Ashley
138. Dark Embrace by Breanda Joyce
139. Blue Bloods by Melissa de La Cruz **RE-READ**
140. Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat by Viki Myron
141. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
142. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
143. Shadow Magic by Cheyenne McCray
144. Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
145. Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber
146. The Twilight Companion by Lois Gresh
147. Vampire Kisses 3 by Ellen Schreiber
148. Moving Target by Cheyenne McCray
149. Vampire Kisses 4 by Ellen Schreiber
November:
150. Revelations by Melissa de La Cruz
151. In Her Bed by Deborah MacGillivray
152. Mistress of Scandal by Sara Bennett
153. Vampire Kisses 5 by Ellen Schreiber
154. The Devil's Temptation by Kimberley Logan
155. Revealers by Amanda Marrone
156. Be Still My Vampire Heart by Kerrelyn Sparks
157. The Bride by Julie Garwood
158. Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz
159. White Nights by Susan Edwards
160. White is for Magic by Laurie Stolarz
161. White Flame by Susan Edwards
162. Silver is for Secrets by Laurie Stolarz
163. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer **RE-READ**
164. Red is for Remembrance by Laurie Stolarz
165. White Dove by Susan Edwards
166. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead **RE-READ**
167. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
168. White Dawn by Susan Edwards
169. White Dusk by Susan Edwards
170. The Scorpion & the Seducer by Bonnie Vanak
December:
171. So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld
172. Shadowland by Meg Cabot
173. Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes **RE-READ**
174. The Ninth Key by Meg Cabot
175. Let the Night Begin by Kathryn Smith
176. Evermore by Alyson Noel
177. Wake by Lisa McMann
178. Reunion by Meg Cabot
179. The Darkest Hour by Meg Cabot
180. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
181. Haunted by Meg Cabot
182. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
183. To Tempt a Scotsman by Victoria Dahl
184. The Magician by Michael Scott
185. Snitch by Allison van Diepen
186. Twilight (Mediator Series) by Meg Cabot
187. Fangs for the Memories by Kathy Love
188. The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
189. Twilight Falls by Lynn Viehl
190. Mysterious by Nora Roberts
191. Time Quartet by Medeleine L' Engle
192. Mythology by Edith Hamilton
193. A Muggle's Guide to the Wizarding World by Fionna Boyle
194. Your Kitten's First Year by Don Harper
195. The Encyclopedia of the Cat by Michael Pollard
196. How to Live with a Neurotic Cat by Stephen Baker
197. Savor me Slowly by Gena Showalter
198. The Princess by Jude Deveraux
199. The Heiress by Jude Deveraux
200. Knight and Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
Wow. Now I have hand cramps. LOL. I'm not typing any more today. I'm going to go and relax, read, and get a jump start on 2009 Finished Books. :D
~TBQ~

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