Friday, August 26, 2011

What I've Been Reading in 2011

Listed below are the books I've read in 2011...with a few comments thrown in for good measure!

Read in 2011:
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan (read the blog post!)
Incendiary by Chris Cleave
The Absent Traveler by Randall DeVallance
Bloodroot by Amy Greene
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua (read the blog post!)
Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury (yes, THAT Cadbury! read the blog post!)
Annabel by Kathleen Winter (I know I blogged about this, and I still love this book)
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
Delirious by Daniel Palmer
Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell (Not my favorite Vowell book)
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (about a girl growing up in a family of alligator wrestlers - quirky)
Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward
P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern (Pretty fluffy, but sweet)
Shadow Tag by Louise Erddrich
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simpson (I quite enjoyed this)
Among the Missing by Dan Chaon
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
Needful Things by Stephen King
Bossypants by Tina Fey (Didn't like it as much as I wanted to, and I'm a huge Tina Fey fan!)
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon (Therapist and I have both read this, and both want to read it again...intriguing, brilliantly done)
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (read the blog post!)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante (read the blog post!)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (What a great trilogy!)
When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman (I may have to blog about this one...very good)
Contented Dementia by Oliver James (read the blog post!)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (Great psychological thriller)
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf (Really good, a mystery of sorts)
Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman (The new book being passed around at work, Tom Violet and his problems are similar, though not quite as catastrophic, as Jonathan Tropper's main characters.)

Reading now:
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Oh, what fun!)
Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other by Sherry Turkle (A fascinating and insightful look at the impact of technology on our lives and relationships. Look for a blog post on this)

What are you reading now?

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