Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Review of 2011

Another year has come and gone, so here's my Top 10 List for the books read this year along with a few other book-related bits of information.

  1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  2. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  3. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  4. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
  5. The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
  6. I Don't Want to Kill You by Dan Wells
  7. The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips
  8. The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall
  9. The Five by Robert McCammon
  10. Exley by Brock Clarke

The worst book I read this year was Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk
Number of books read this year - 65
Booksignings attended this year - Sammy Hagar
Books I'm looking forward to that are coming in 2012:

  1. Lunatics by Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel (1/3)
  2. Raylan by Elmore Leonard (1/31)
  3. Wild Thing by Josh Bazell (2/12)
  4. The Technologist by Matthew Pearl (2/21)
  5. Nocturnal by Scott Sigler (4/3)
  6. Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore (4/3)
  7. Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs (4/10)
  8. The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King (4/24)
  9. They Eat Puppies, Don't They? by Christopher Buckley (5/8)
  10. Railsea by China Mieville (5/15)
  11. The Map of Sky by Felix J. Palma (9/4)

What are the best books you read this year?


  1. Book of Mormon, Emotional Healing for Dummies (due to a certain brother in law!)

  2. I think that's an excellent list you've compiled, Sean. I thoroughly enjoyed the five books I've read off your best of list.

    I also completely agree about the awfulness that was Tell-All! And am likewise looking forward to many of the same books. I've already read Sacre Bleu, of course, and already have copies of The Lunatics and The Technologists that I'm looking forward to reading in the immediate future.