Books I Read in 2011

January 12, 2012 at 4:23 am (Reviews) (, , , , , , )

Found on Pinterest via herlibraryadventures.blogspot.com

Once a year I pass on my completed list for the year before.  Kind of a little “Hey world, this is what I read!” – as if I didn’t keep you posted on that year round anyway as reviews for most are available somewhere on my blog.  You’ll notice I included a lot of kid’s titles, as I have one now.  For other parents, I hope my kid’s reviews are helpful; for those of you who don’t have children, I hope they inspire you to revisit your childhood.

BOOKS I READ IN 2011 (in order of completion date)

  1. Christians and the Fall of Rome – Edward Gibb (January)
  2. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Issue #1 (January)
  3. The Laughing Cavalier – Baroness Orczy (January)
  4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle (all the time, repeatedly)
  5.  Legends of the Fall – Jim Harrison (January)
  6. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James (January)
  7. When Elephants Weep – Masson and McCarthy (January)
  8. Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane (February)
  9. Humphrey’s Bedtime and Humphrey’s Playtime – Sally Hunter (Feb.)
  10. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire – Amanda Foreman (February)
  11. The Catwings Collection – Ursula LeGuin (February)
  12. The Professor and the Madman – Simon Winchester (February)
  13. High Marks for Murder – Rebecca Kent (February)
  14. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad (March)
  15. Finished Off – Rebecca Kent (March)
  16. How the Irish Saved Civilization – Thomas Cahill (March)
  17. Humphrey’s Mealtime – Sally Hunter (March)
  18.  The Clumsy Click Beetle – Eric Carle (all the time!)
  19.  From Head to Toe – Eric Carle  (March)
  20. Her Little Majesty: the Life of Queen Victoria – Carolly Erickson (April)
  21. Murder Has No Class – Rebecca Kent (April)
  22. Drood – Dan Simmons (May)
  23. Dead and Gone – Charlaine Harris (May)
  24. Dead in the Family – Charlaine Harris (May)
  25. Bella Tuscany – Frances Mayes (June)
  26. Mary Poppins – P.L. Tavers (June)
  27. The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street – Helene Hanff (July)
  28. The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy (July)
  29.  The Rainbow Fish books – Marcus Pfister (all the time!)
  30. Punctuation Celebration – Elsie Knight (all the time!)
  31. Lots of Brian P. Cleary Books (repeatedly – we are collecting all the titles)
  32. Gossie and Friends Collection – Olivier Dunrea (July)
  33. The Crack in the Edge of the World – Simon Winchester (July)
  34. The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield (July)
  35. Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson (July)
  36. The Forgotten Garden – Kate Morton (August)
  37. Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert (August)
  38. Outlander – Diana Gabaldon (August)
  39. Queen Isabella – Alison Weir (September)
  40. Sociopath Next Door – Stout (October)
  41. Homicide in Hardcover – Carlisle (October)
  42. Vampire Diaries Vol. 1 & 2 (Books 1-4) – L.J. Smith (November)
  43. The Brownie and the Princess – Louisa May Alcott (December)
  44. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft – Stephen King (December)

For the record, in the last few months, I didn’t stop reading to my kid, we just kept reading all the same titles over and over again (as you will do with board and picture books).  The titles place in line on the list represent the first time she heard the story.

I’d love to discuss anything I’ve already read with you if you are interested.
Buy From Amazon.com, read the book, and shoot me a message!

Every year I make plans for what I will read and goals for things to accomplish in my literary life.  This year I hope to double the number of adult books I get a chance to read, now that I am a stay at home mom I’m able to make a bit more time for that (Ayla just gets a bit more adult lit read to her than I think she bargained for at birth).

2010 List can be found here:
https://anakalianwhims.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/books-i-read-in-2010/

Authors & Publishers: I’d love to receive review copies.  In the past, I have been very punctual in my reading and in posting a review.  I aim to be honest, but kind.  I am a dedicated bibliophile that happens to hold a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing; being an emotional yet studious reader, I’d like to think I’m good at creating buzz.

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4 Comments

  1. Anakalian Whims said,

    BOOKS I READ IN 2008 (not in any particular order)

    1. Mr. Muo’s Traveling Couch – Dai Sijie
    2. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
    3. The Life of Pi – Yann Martel
    4. Eragon – Paolini
    5. Jumper – Steven Gould
    6. Good Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet
    7. Bookmark Now – edited by Kevin Smokler
    8. Jennifer Government – Max Barry
    9. The Hottest State – Ethan Hawke
    10. Lolita – Vladimir Nabakov
    11. On What Grounds – Cleo Coyle
    12. The White Plague – Frank Herbert
    13. Darcy’s Story – Aylmer
    14. Swan – Frances Mayes
    15. Peyton Amberg – Tama Janowitz
    16. Series of Unfortunate Events Numbers 9-11 – Lemony Snickets
    17. The Constant Princess – Philippa Gregory
    18. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower – C.S. Forster
    19. Lt. Hornblower
    20. Hornblower and the Hotspur
    21. Hornblower During the Crisis
    22. Hornblower and the Atropos
    23. Beat to Quarters
    24. Ship of the Line
    25. Helen of Troy – Margaret George
    26. The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy
    27. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
    28. The Hours – Michael Cunningham
    29. The Historian – Kostova
    30. The Birth of Venus – Sarah Dunant
    31. The Bookshop – Penelope Fitzgerald
    32. Don Quixote – Cervantes
    33. Middlesex – Jeffrey Euginedes
    34. Ending Up – Kingsley Amis
    35. All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy
    36. The Blue Flower – Penelope Fitzgerald
    37. Seduction of Place – Joseph Rykwert
    38. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
    39. The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
    40. Twilight – Stephanie Meyer
    41. New Moon – Stephanie Meyer
    42. Go Ask Alice – Anonymous
    43. Reflex – Steven Gould
    44. This Body – Doud
    45. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
    46. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
    47. Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris
    48. Guilty Pleasures – Laurell K. Hamilton
    49. Through the Grinder – Cleo Coyle
    50. SPUD
    51. Latte Trouble – Cleo Coyle
    52. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – JK Rowling
    53. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
    54. Stumbling on Happiness – Gilbert
    55. Arlington Park – Rachel Cusk
    56. Paint it Black – Janet Fitch
    57. Atonement – Ian McEwan
    58. Lullaby – Chuck Palahniuk
    59. Catcher in the Rye – Salinger
    60. Hermit in Paris – Italo Calvino
    61. Blowing My Cover – Lindsay Moran
    62. Running With Scissors – Augustin Burroughs
    63. Murder Most Frothy – Cleo Coyle
    64. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Rachel Cohn and Daniel Levathen

  2. Anakalian Whims said,

    BOOKS I READ IN 2009 (in order by completion date)
    1. Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan (January)
    2. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (January)
    3. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift (January)
    4. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (January)
    5. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict – Laurie Viera Rigler (February)
    6. Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky (February)
    7. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens (February)
    8. Up the Down Staircase – Bel Kaufman (February)
    9. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (February)
    10. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne (March)
    11. Mary Queen of Scot and of the Isles – Margaret George (March)
    12. East of Eden – John Steinbeck (March)
    13. Little Chapel on the River – Gwendolyn Bounds (March)
    14. Banvard’s Folly: Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn’t Change the World – Paul Collins (March)
    15. Stupid & Contagious – Caprice Crane (March)
    16. Decaffeinated Corpse – Cleo Coyle (March)
    17. The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 12) – Lemony Snicket (April)
    18. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (April)
    19. Empire of Darkness – Christian Jacq (April)
    20. Kilmeny of the Orchard – L.M. Montgomery (April)
    21. Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found – Jennifer Lauk (May)
    22. The War of the Crowns – Christian Jacq (May)
    23. The Castle – Franz Kafka (May)
    24. Lover’s Vows – Elizabeth Inchbald (May)
    25. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan (May)
    26. Egyptian Magic – Sir Wallis Budge (May)
    27. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen (May)
    28. The Flaming Sword – Christian Jacq (May)
    29. Moby Dick – Herman Melville (May)
    30. Watermelon – Marian Keyes (June)
    31. A Wizard if Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin (June)
    32. On Basilisk Station – David Weber (June)
    33. Nefertiti – Michelle Moran (July)
    34. Zenith Rising – Michael Goodell (July)
    35. Coffee & Coffeehouses – Hattox (July)
    36. Living Dead in Dallas – Charlaine Harris (July)
    37. French Pressed – Cleo Coyle (July)
    38. City of Dreaming Books – Walter Moers (July)
    39. Time Was Soft There – Jeremy Mercer (July)
    40. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – F. Scott Fitzgerald (July)
    41. Out of the Silent Planet – C.S. Lewis (July)
    42. The Twelfth Transforming – Judith Gedge (Aug.)
    43. Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy (Aug.)
    44. At Home in Mitford – Jan Karon (Aug.)
    45. The Search for Nefertiti – Joanne Fletcher (Aug.)
    46. A Great and Terrible Beauty – Libba Bray (Aug.)
    47. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies – Jane Austen and Grahame-Smith (Aug.)
    48. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Neil Scamander (Aug.)
    49. Cathy’s Key (Aug.)
    50. Founding Brothers – Joseph Ellis (Sept.)
    51. Sunshine – Robin McKinley (Sept.)
    52. Club Dead – Charlaine Harris (Sept.)
    53. Hunger’s Brides – Paul Anderson (Sept.)
    54. Dead to the World – Charlaine Harris (Sept.)
    55. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Sept.)
    56. Dead as a Doornail – Charlaine Harris (Sept.)
    57. Definitely Dead – Charlaine Harris (Sept.)
    58. Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll (Sept.)
    59. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe (Sept.)
    60. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco (Sept.)
    61. Flying Colors – C.S. Forester (Oct.)
    62. Commander Hornblower – C.S. Forester (Oct.)
    63. The Heretic Queen – Michelle Moran (Oct.)
    64. The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx (Oct.)
    65. The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand (Nov.)
    66. On Art and Life – John Ruskin (Nov.)
    67. All Together Dead – Charlaine Harris (Nov.)
    68. From Dead to Worse – Charlaine Harris (Nov.)
    69. The Piano Tuner – Daniel Mason (Nov.)
    70. The Ghost and Mrs. McClure – Alice Kimberly (Nov.)
    71. Lady Susan – Jane Austen (Dec.)
    72. Jumper: Griffin’s Story – Steven Gould (Dec.)
    73. Madame Bovary – Gustav Flaubert (Dec.)
    74. Unclean Spirits – M.L.N. Hanover (Dec.)
    75. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink (Dec.)
    76. Rebel Angels – Libba Bray (Dec.)
    77. Stardust – Neil Gaiman (Dec.)
    78. The Looking Glass Wars – Frank Beddor (Dec.)
    79. Seeing Redd – Frank Beddor (Dec.)

  3. Gene Tyma said,

    Totally awesome.

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