Sunday, January 23, 2011

Reading History 2010 ...

2010 was indeed a fantastic year for me as far as reading is concerned. I read and read and read and continue to do so in 2011. I have probably read more in past year than what I might have read in past decade …  So here is a summary of my 2010 reading …
January ... 3
1. One More Day - Mitch Albom
2. Seven Ancient Wonders - Matthew Reilley
3. Mystery Stories - collection of stories by various authors selected by Helen Cresswell
February ....... 4
1. See Jane Die by Erica
2. Love, Rosie / Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
3. Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot Series)
4. Ice Station by Mathew Reilly
MARCH ... 3
1. Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup
2. Area 7 by Matthew Reilly
3. Eight (8) Short Stories by Matthew Reilly
1. Complex 13
2. A Bad Day at Fort Bragg
3. The Mine
4. Time Tours
5. The Rock Princess and the Thriller Writer
6. The Dead Prince
7. Altitude Rush
8. Rewind (a screenplay for a short film)
APRIL ... 3
1. RHYTHM by Shraddha Majalkar
2. Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella
3. Temple by Matthew Reilly
May … None
Started some books but not completed …
June … 6
1. P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
2. Atlantis by David Gibbins
3. Divine by Mistake by P C Cast
4. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
5. Six Sacred Stones by Matthew Reilly
6. Five Great Warriors by Matthew Reilly
July … 6
1. The Immortals of Meluha by Amish – First Part of the Shiva Trilogy
2. Divine by Choice / Partholon 2 by P. C. Cast
3. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
4. Daemon by Daniel Suarez
5. Remember Me? By Sophie Kinsella
6. Freedom by Daniel Suarez
August … 4
1. Divine by Blood (Partholon 3) by P C Cast
2. DORK - The Increadible Adventures of Robin Einstein Varghese by Sidin Vadukut
3. Alexander Cipher by Will Adams
4. The Genesis Code by Tom Knox
September … 4
1. A Place called Here by Cecelia Ahern
2. A Handful of Nuts by Ruskin Bond
3. The Good Guy by Dean Koontz  
4. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
October … 5
1. Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly
2. Hell Island by Matthew Reilly
3. If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern
4. Terror on the Titanic: A Morning Agency Adventure by Samit Basu
5. Roads to Mussoorie by Ruskin Bond
November … 3
1. Hover Car Racer by Matthew Reilly 
2. Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern
3. The Three Investigators and the Mystery of the Fiery Eye by Robert Arthur
December … 5
1. Buried Fire by Stroud
2. The Three Investigators and the Secret of the Terror Castle by Robert Arthur
3. The Three Investigators & the Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot by Robert Arthur
4. The Three Investigators & the Mystery of the Whispering Mummy by Robert Arthur
5. Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson

SCORE – 46 in 12 months

I don't really want to read the same author twice in the same month, but it did happen. In fact it happened in 5 out of 12 months. And 2011 is gonna be a year where I will routinely do it, month after month … since I plan to concentrate on works of 3 particular authors …

My month wise reading graph for 2011 looks like this …

Prominent Author Scores

The following are the most prominent authors from my 2010 reading list … authors whose books I have read the most. (The names below are followed by numbers indicating the number of books I have read by that author in 2010)

Matthew Reilly (9) - Read all his novels published till date :)

Cecelia Ahern (5) Robert Arthur (4) P C Cast (3)

Ruskin Bond / Daniel Suarez / Sophie Kinsella (2 each)

And yes, I should mention here that almost 90% of the books mentioned above came from the personal library of my best friend, Shraddha


1 comment:

  1. Must be an enjoyable read A Place Called Here by Cecelia Ahern. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.