Sunday, January 15, 2012

Book List 2011

Books I read (and listened to) in 2011. I listed them all by the month I finished reading them.  For the first time this year, I'm linking the titles to Amazon so you can check out any of the books that sound interesting.

  1. Playing for Pizza - John Grisham (audio)
  2. Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America - Mike Yankoski
  1. Around the World in Eighty Days - Michael Palin
  2. American Gods: A Novel - Neil Gaiman
  3. Sabbath: The Ancient Practices - Dan Allender
  1. Wicked Appetite (Between the Numbers #5) - Janet Evanovich (audio)
  2. The Walk: A Novel - Richard Paul Evans
  3. Old World Murder (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery) - Kathleen Ernst
  4. This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All - Marilyn Johnson (audio)
  5. Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life - Nick Vujicic
  6. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced - Delphine Minoui by Nujood Ali

  1. Treachery in Death - J. D. Robb
  2. Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope - Lisa C. Paul
  3. The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, On Her Way to Botany Bay (Bloody Jack Adventures) (A Bloody Jack Adventure) - Louis A. Meyer (audio)
  1. Down to the Wire (The Specialists) - Shannon Greenland (audio)
  2. The Holy Thief: A Novel - William Ryan
  3. Orphans of the Sky - Robert A. Heinlein (audio)
  4. Possession in Death (In Death Series) - J.D. Robb (audio)
  5. Sh*t My Dad Says - Justin Halpern
  1. Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel - Jeannette Walls
  2. The Sister Wife: Brides of Gabriel Book One - Diane Noble
  3. One Tuesday Morning (September 11 Series #1) - Karen Kingsbury
  4. The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language - Melvyn Bragg (audio)
  5. Beyond Tuesday Morning (September 11 Series #2) - Karen Kingsbury
  1. Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum Novels) - Janet Evanovich
  2. Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King
  3. Dust to Dust (The Prophecy) - Heather Graham (audio)
  4. Her Royal Spyness (A Royal Spyness Mystery) - Rhys Bowen
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling
  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
  7. The Rowan - Anne Mccaffrey (audio)

  1. Damia (Rowan) - Anne McCaffrey (audio)
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J. K. Rowling
  4. The Nanny Diaries: A Novel - Emma Mclaughlin (audio)

  1. Something Borrowed - Emily Giffin
  2. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel - Tom Franklin (audio)
  3. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God - Francis Chan
  4. Evenings at Five - Gail Godwin
  5. License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver - Rick Harrison

  1. Go with Me: A Novel - Castle Freeman
  2. Missing in Death (In Death Series) - J.D. Robb
  3. Private - James Patterson, Maxine Paetro (audio)
  4. Night - Elie Wiesel

  1. Gods and Kings (Chronicles of the Kings #1) - Lynn N. Austin
  2. Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) - Laurell K. Hamilton (audio)
  3. Admission - Travis Thrasher
  4. Await Your Reply: A Novel - Dan Chaon (audio)

  1. Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth - James Cross Giblin
  2. Black Like Me - John Howard Griffin (audio)
  3. The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson
  4. Dreams of the Dead (Nina Reilly) - Perri O'Shaughnessy

51 books!  That's up a bit from the last two years - 45 in 2009 and 45 in 2010 - and up quite a bit from only 27 in 2008.  I keep track of them on WeRead - both on facebook and on the WeRead website when the facebook app doesn't seem to be working - and don't actually total them up until the end, so it's always a surprise.

I'm not sure I'll include the links again, because that took a lot of time.  However, if you happen to click any of my links and buy the books from Amazon, they say they'll pay me a small percentage, so maybe it's worth it.  Also, I think links are quite handy for finding out more about any books that might sound interesting, and I very much like including the covers of  a few of the books. 

January is only half over, so my list isn't really late... How many books did you read in 2011?


  1. Great list! I will have to check out The Adventure of English book!

  2. I really enjoyed that one - and This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

    Actually, I enjoyed most of the books on my list. There were a couple that weren't so great... Next year maybe I should figure out some kind of rating system, too.

  3. Since I got the Nook Tablet for Christmas, I'm back to reading for enjoyment again. I LOVE IT! I didn't realize how much I missed reading. Only bad thing is that as soon as I finish a book, I immediately want another. LOL Didn't realize until I owned a Nook that the B&N Nook books are more expensive than Amazon's Kindle books. :-(


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