2010 was a great year here at I'd So Rather Be Reading!
Here's a summary of our 2010 milestones:
- Blogs started in 2010: One. On April 16 Natalie created I'd So Rather Be Reading. It was all Natalie's idea: I agreed to write reviews and she agreed to do everything else! We've had the best time meeting other bloggers, authors, and finding new books to love (and obsess over).
- Books Kelli read in 2010: 228 books. See the entire list here.
- Books Natalie read in 2010: Who knows? She doesn't keep track!
- Number of pregnancies: Two. Natalie is 16 weeks pregnant with her third child and I am 26 weeks pregnant with my first (and probably only) child.
- Number of epic "DREAMS SHATTERED" moments: Two (one for each of us). Mockingjay left us both so depressed that we could not read for days. We still cannot even say Mockingjay without talking about how disappointed we were with the dark, violent end to one of our favorite series.
- Number of conversations about the Vampire Academy series: Unmeasurable. We talked about these books almost every day. We were so, so, so happy with Last Sacrifice that it almost made up for our MDD: Mockingjay Depressive Disorder.
- Most unforgettable books we read in 2010: In no particular order, here are the books we read this year that we can't stop thinking about (most of these were published before 2010):
- The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End by Ken Follett
- Her Mother's Hope and Her Daughter's Dream by Francine Rivers
- Unwind by Neal Shusterman
- Spirit Bound and Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
- The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen
- Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
- The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
- Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
- Go Small or Go Home by Heather Wardell
- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
- A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett
- Infinite Days by Rebecca Maziel
- Plans for 2011: Just keep reading. With both of us having babies this year, we know we won't be reading as much as we do now. But, we plan to keep blogging as usual. Just don't expect the same number of reviews that we are putting out now. Please excuse us if we are slow to return comments and answer emails. Actually, with both of us having difficult pregnancies, we're having that problem already!
Thank you to all of our followers, blogging friends, authors and publishers who have made this year unforgettable! We appreciate each and every one of you and look forward to 2011!