Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Year of Reading : 2011

Here's my list of all the books I read in 2011, with links to the reviews:

1. U.S. History for Dummies by Steve Wiegand
2. Wish You Were Here by Sewart O'Nan
3. The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards
4. Playing With Matches by Brian Katcher
5. In the Land of Believers by Gina Welch
6. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
7. If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous
8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
9. This Book is Overdue by Marilyn Johnson
10. The Sweetheart of Prosper County by Jill S. Alexander
11. The Civil War: a concise history by Louis P. Masur
12. Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace
13. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
14. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn
15. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
16. Emily, Alone by Stewart O'Nan
17. Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
18. American Uprising by Daniel Rasmussen
19. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
20. Bossypants by Tina Fey
21. Ape House by Sara Gruen
22. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
23. Thin, Rich, Pretty by Beth Harbison
24. Becoming a Life Change Artist by Fred Mandell and Kathleen Jordan
25. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
26. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
27. Sins of the Wolf by Anne Perry
28. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
29. Something Blue by Emily Giffin
30. The Passage by Justin Cronin
31. Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin
32. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
33. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
34. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
35. The Patterns of Paper Monsters by Emma Rathbone
36. We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
37. House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
38. Liar by Justine Larbalestier
39. Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl
40. Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
41. Amelia Lost: the life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming
42. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
43. Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
44. Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain
45. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
46. The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron
47. The Floor of Heaven by Howard Blum
48. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
49. Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
50. Cain His Brother by Anne Perry
51. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
52. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
53. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
54. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
55. Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
56. Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman? by Eleanor Updale
57. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
58. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
59. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ramson Riggs
60. What You See In the Dark by Manuel Muñoz
61. Like the Willow Tree by Lois Lowry
62. The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
63. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
64. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
65. How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
66. The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines
67. The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
68. Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby
69. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
70. Skellig by David Almond
71. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
72. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
73. The Knitter's Life List by Gwen W. Steege
74. Love Warps the Mind a Little by John Dufresne
75. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
76. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
77. The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky
78. Annabel by Kathleen Winter
79. All Wound Up: the Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
80. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
81. The Train to Lo Wu: Stories by Jess Row
82. Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer

I have outdone myself this year. That is a LOT of books, and none of them were even graphic novels. I'm starting to think I need to find another hobby because clearly I have too much time on my hands. Also, it is getting very time-consuming to make these lists! So much so, that now I don't have the energy to pick favorites.

Despite how many books I read, there were a lot more that I want to read and haven't gotten to yet. It would be extremely helpful to me if everyone would just stop writing books for two or three years until I get caught up. Thank you.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

That is one long list.

Really, really long.