Read in 2011

I started 2011 with the goal of reading twelve books over the course of the year, or one book a month. Thanks to Sarah and her ever-growing list of recommendations, I surpassed that goal in Aprill!

Without further ado, I present to you a work-in-progress list of the books I’ve read in 2011:
1. Freakonomics Stephen Dubner & Steven Levitt
2. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Seth Grahame-Smith
3. A Brief History of Montmaray Michelle Cooper
4. Jellicoe Road Melina Marchetta
5. Will Grayson, Will Grayson John Green & David Levithan
6. The Monstrumologist Rick Yancey
7. The Dark City Catherine Fisher
8. Break Hannah Moskowitz
9. Tender Morsels Margo Lanagan
10. The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural Deborah Noyes, ed.
11. Fat Kid Rules the World K. L. Going
12. Zombies Don’t Cry Rusty Fischer
13. The FitzOsbornes in Exile (The Montmaray Journals) Michelle Cooper
14. Bumped Megan McCafferty
15. Rot & Ruin Jonathan Maberry
16. one of those hideous books where the mother dies Sonya Sones
17. What My Mother Doesn’t Know Sonya Sones
18. The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus Sonya Sones
19. What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know Sonya Sones
20. Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy Sonya Sones
21. On Dark Paths Andrew Kincaid
22. The Walking Dead Volume 14: No Way Out TP Robert Kirkman
23. Absolutely Maybe Lisa Yee
24. Bad Girls Don’t Die Katie Alender
25. Bad Girls Don’t Die: From Bad to Cursed Katie Alender
26. Feed Mira Grant
27. The Latte Rebellion Sarah Jamila Stevenson
28. Deadline Mira Grant
29. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8
30. Invincible: The Ultimate Collection Volume 1 Robert Kirkman
31. Crazy in America: The Hidden Tragedy of Our Criminalized Mentally Ill Mary Beth Pfeiffer
32. Invincible: The Ultimate Collection Volume 2 Robert Kirkman
33. The Replacement Brenna Yovanoff
34. Sarah’s Key Tatiana de Rosnay
35. Invincible: The Ultimate Collection Volume 3 Robert Kirkman
36. Wintergirls Laurie Halse Anderson
37. Shine Lauren Myracle
38. A Monster Calls Patrick Ness
39. Robopocalypse Daniel H. Wilson
40. Speak Laurie Halse Anderson
41. Pregnant Pause Han Nolan

Books in bold are my top picks of the year. (I’d quadruple-bold A Monster Calls if I could.)

  1. Kathy
    August 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Great idea. You’ve got a nice list here. Out of all the books you have read, whether they are listed above or not, is there one you would recommend above all others? I love to read. I read for work, medical stuff. I read as a hobby. When I drive to work, about a 3 hour drive depending on traffic, I typically listen to a book on my Kindle. Fortunately I work from home most of the time. I’ve read a lot of books by Mary Higgins Clark and David Baldacci. I am re-reading the Harry Potter series, again. It is something my mom and I did together. I’ve also read all the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich because I live very close to the area she has set them in. I don’t really have a favorite book. I just love to read, and write. Any suggestions?


    • August 6, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      I’m glad you asked this! I’d been contemplating adding an asterisk next to my top recommends, but was torn as to which books I’d actual mark. Given my reading habits, the fact a book made it onto this list means I enjoyed it enough to keep reading it through to the end. 😉

      I’m torn between two recommendations. The first would be A Brief History of Montmaray, which features a unique, captivating setting and a whole crew of protagonists who won my heart as if they were my friends.

      If you’re not averse to trying books in verse (ahem), I’d recommend any of the Sonya Sones books above. My favorite–and the one I’d recommend together with the Montmaray book above–was the first such book I read, one of those hideous books where the mother dies. That being said, Stop Pretending was so powerful and moving, I actually gave away three copies of it last month.

      When I was younger, I’d easily read 5-10 books a week. Reading fell by the wayside during law school, and only picked up again about a year ago. I have my dear friend Sarah to thank for that, and thankful I am!

  2. September 22, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    You’re a certified achiever bookworm! I’ve also vowed to finish reading a book a month 😉 Though there are times I finished more than a book in a month 🙂 Your lists of books is great! I’m delving with “READING JUDAS” by Karen King and Elaine Pagels
    and still finishing Ayun Halliday’s “NO TOUCH MONKEY!”

    maybe if you would agree, we could have a book exchange 🙂 wish! wish!

  1. December 30, 2011 at 10:48 am
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