I set out in 2011 to read the equivalent of one book a week, or 52 books total. I ended up with 79 titles on my list, with books for children, for young adults, and both adult fiction and nonfiction. I did not count picture books because, well, as a children's librarian, 52 picture books would present no challenge at all. Perhaps in 2012 I'll blog about my favorite picture books, too.
Here's how my reading broke down (yes, I really made a pie chart):
And, the real point of this posting, my ten best reads of 2011:
Best Children's Fiction, Realistic with a Female Protagonist: Faith, Hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Best Adult Nonfiction: The Lost City of Z by David Grann
May the year 2012 bring you many wonderful opportunities for reading discoveries!