I am currently re-reading one of the best Japanese literature I have ever read, Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. I should have finished it last week but something happened that made me unable to read anything for a whole week. I will finish this book in the next few days. But I probably write my second review of this book early 2012.
You can read my first review of Battle Royale here.
I REALLY REALLY love this book, one of my all time favorite books. I enjoy it as much as the first time and I am sure I will read it again in the future (even though haven’t finished my second read but I already want to read it again)
Now…let’s look back on all the books, mangas and short stories I have read in 2011.
Just like last year and the year before that, I break it down to some categories.
This year (2011) I have read : (you can read my review by clicking on the book’s cover)
4 Stephen King’s books
7 books by Japanese authors:
12 books by European and American authors:
Note: Nicholas Jobe has the most books I read in 20111. I read 3 books by him. Those books aren’t published yet.Hope he will get his chance soon.
1 book by Indonesian author:
6 Manga Titles, in total 0f 99 volumes/books:
5 Short Stories:
Cain’s Lamb & War and Humanity from an anthology called Gestapu. I plan to finish the whole book in 2012.
The Sandman by E.T.A Hoffmann.
And that makes My Books in 2011 consists of 24 Books, 99 volumes of Manga, and 5 Short Stories.
In the novel department, I read less compare to 2009 (28 books) and way less compare to 2010 (32 books). The descent can be blamed on so many books I am unable to finish due to my readers block, they are:
I plan to finish these books one day:
They actually have great story but the pace are TOO SLOW and slow pace books make ME SLEEPY and therefore taking a lot of my time just to reach the page I left behind.
I read more manga this year. In 2009, I only read 67 volumes, this year I read 99 volumes (^-^)v even though I am more than 30 now but Manga is still my favorite read apart from Novel.
I have new section this year, that is SHORT STORY 🙂
That’s all for this year 🙂
You can read my top-5 books of 2011 here
How many books did you read this year? I bet it’s a longer list than mine 😉
You can find out all the book I have reviewed in this page.