Thursday, December 29, 2011

Books Read in 2011

There are only forty-two books on this list (not including children's books or short stories unless I read the entire collection). Of course, I had a very good excuse - I had a baby last February. I had hoped to read more but this was all I could manage. I also didn't review every book that came my way. Recently, I've decided to just write about books I care about. I'll be back with my top ten in a few days. For now, here's the list of the books I read in 2011. Can you guess which ones will make my top list?
  1. The City and The City by China Mieville
  2. The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing
  3. The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent 
  4. Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers (reread)
  5. Have His Carcase by Dorothy Sayers (reread)
  6. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  7. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  8. The Imperfectionists  by Tom Rachman
  9. Dissolution  by C.J. Sansom
  10. Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom
  11. The Great House  by Nicole Krauss
  12. Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa (Book 1)
  13. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  14. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close  by Jonathan Safran Foer
  15. The History of Love  by Nicole Krauss
  16. Sovereign  by C.J.Sansom
  17. The Blue Castle - by L.M. Montgomery
  18. The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  19. Book Lust by Nancy Pearl
  20. The Keep by Jennifer Egan
  21. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  22. A Load of Bull by Tim Parfitt
  23. Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
  24. Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
  25. Snowdrops by A.D. Miller
  26. The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart
  27. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  28. The Fifth Woman by Henning Mankell (reread)
  29. Nocturnes  by Kazuo Ishiguro
  30. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  31. Before Ever After  by Samantha Sotto
  32. Florence and Giles by John Harding
  33. Galadria by Miguel Lopez de Leon
  34. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  35. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  36. The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly
  37. East of the Sun by Julia Gregson
  38. IQ84 by Haruki Murakami (Book 1 and 2)
  39. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  40. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
  41. How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely
  42. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson


    1. There's such a lot on here that I would like to read - I love these end of year lists! I think that writing only about what you care about is a very sensible policy and prevents one becoming overwhelmed.

    2. Never Let Me Go! :) Great list, Mrs. B! ;)

    3. If these I have read only Persuasion and Cat's eye-nice list for sure

    4. It's funny cause I only read one book from your list. All the books in your list are great. :) I would want to read them too, sooon! :D

    5. Lots of interesting books on your list - I particularly want to read The Blue Castle and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. I really enoyed the Heretic's Daughter when I read it a while ago.


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