2011 Books Read

January
1. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
2. In the Wake of the Boatman by Jonathon Scott Fuqua
3. After the Falls by Catherine Gildiner
4. The Lying Game by Sara Shepherd
5. Under the Mercy Trees by Heather Newton
6. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
7. Chosen by Chandra Hoffman
8. The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
10. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
11. These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
12. Certain Women by Madeline L’Engle
13. City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell

February
14. The Gospel of Anarchy by Justin Taylor
15. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
16. Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin
17. Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
18. A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
19. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
20. Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich
21. Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
22. Falling Home by Karen White
23. Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
24. Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers
25. Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
26. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
27. The Sacredness of Questioning Everything by David Dark

March
28. Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
29. Caribou Island by David Vann
30. You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
31. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
32. Faking It by Elisa Lorello
33. Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo by Vanessa Woods
34. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
35. The Raising by Laura Kasischke
36. Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
37. Nickel Plated by Aric Davis
38. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
39. Bumped by Megan McCafferty
40. Night Road by Kristin Hannah
41. What Good is God?: In Search of a Faith that Matters by Philip Yancey

April
42. The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton
43. Split by Swati Avasthi
44. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
45. Skinny by Diana Spechler
46. The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas
47. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels – A Love Story by Ree Drummond
48. Dancing with Gravity by Anene Tressler
49. The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry
50. The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
51. Grace by Elizabeth Scott
52. Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
53. Brain Camp by Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan, and Faith Erin Hicks

May
54. Little Princes: One Man’s Quest to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan
55. Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life by Bethenny Frankel
56. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
57. The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain
58. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miler Jr.
59. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
60. Bent Road by Lori Roy
61. My One and Only by Kristan Higgins
62. The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
63. Ordinary World by Elisa Lorello
64. The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard
65. Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister
66. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
67. The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan

June
68. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (reread)
69. Tell Us We’re Home by Marina Budhos
70. Crush: 26 Real-life Tales of First Love edited by Andrea N. Richesin
71. The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
72. The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane
73. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
74. Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
75. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
76. Stay by Deb Caletti
77. Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson
78. Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin
79. Bitter End by Jennifer Brown
80. 400 Calorie Fix by Liz Vaccariello
81. The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse

July
82. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
83. Miss Timmins’ School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy
84. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
85. Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
86. Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan
87. A Place of Yes by Bethenny Frankel
88. Friendship Bread by Darien Gee
89. Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
90. The Book of Lies by Mary Horlock
91. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
92. The Art of Eating In by Cathy Erway
93. The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
94. Next to Love by Ellen Feldman
95. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
96. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
97. Why I Love Singlehood by Elisa Lorello and Sarah Girrell

August
98. Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel
99. The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson
100. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
101. Reign of Madness by Lynn Cullen
102. The Ninth Wife by Amy Stolls
103. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
104. The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard
105. Remember Me by Cheryl Robinson
106. The Beach Trees by Karen White
107. The Other Side by E. Thomas Finan
108. Best Kept Secret by Amy Hatvany
109. Summer in the South by Cathy Holton
110. What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
111. The Cypress House by Michael Koryta

September
112. Bossypants by Tina Fey
113. The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
114. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins
115. The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen
116. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
117. Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
118. The Civilized World by Susi Wyss
119. Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
120. Cross Currents by John Shors
121. Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

October
122. The Human Bobby by Gabe Rotter
123. Carry Yourself Back to Me by Deborah Reed
124. The Leftovers by Tom Perotta
125. Falling for Me by Anna David
126. Faith by Jennifer Haigh
127. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
128. Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams
129. Holy Ghost Girl by Donna Johnson
130. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
131. Everything We Ever Wanted by Sara Shepard
132. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
133. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
134. Aya by Marguerite About and Clement Oubrerie

November
135. Perfect by Ellen Hopkins
136. Dear America: The Fences Between Us by Kirby Larson
137. Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
138. Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan
139. Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
140. The Heroine’s Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore
141. A Girl Named Mister by Nikki Grimes
142. Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
143. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
144. Saint Training by Elizabeth Fixmer
145. Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
146. The Truth of the Matter by Andrew Klavan
147.  Divergent by Veronica Roth

December
148. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
149. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
150. Gunn’s Golden Rules by Tim Gunn
151. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
152. Crossed by Ally Condie
153. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
154. Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
155. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
156. The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
157. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
158. The Bungalow by Sarah Jio

4 thoughts on “2011 Books Read

  1. it seems we like a lot of the same authors. I love your blog. thanks for keeping it current! so many people start then peeter off…so have you read Rainwater by Sandra Brown? i’m not a huge fan of hers, but this book is her latest and not her typical type of writing. i think you might enjoy it. I did. I like that era though, the 1940′s.

  2. I searched your site (which I love BTW) to see if you had reviewed anything by Kaye Gibbons, who wrote ‘Ellen Foster’ and ‘A Virtuous Woman’ (Oprah’s Book Club). I’ve only read the latter but would love to get your take on it and the author. It’s a quick read at 165 pages so I’m leaving it at the cottage.

  3. I see you haven´t read anything from George R.R. Martin? I am interested to see, what do you think about him, his books?
    After I finished reading J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I started reading his books from the saga A Song of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Feast for Crows, A Storm of Swords and A Dance with dragons) – once started reading, I read all 5 books in a month or so.

  4. Thank you for posting all the great reads. I live and work in Italy, and I rely on my Kindle to get books I am interested in. It is no substitute for browsing a bookstore, though. I am going to read your reviews and buy some books:)

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