Read in 2011

January 2011

Fiction
1. The Graveyard Game – Kage Baker
2. I Hotel – Karen Tei Yamashita
3. Falling Angels – Barbara Gowdy
4. Dreamhunter: Book One of the Dreamhunter duet – Elizabeth Knox
5. Joss and Gold – Shirley Geok-lin Lim
6. The Odd Women – George Gissing
7. Ali and Nino – Kurban Said
8. Lady of Quality – Georgette Heyer
9. Dreamquake ( Book two of Dreamhunter duet) – Elizabeth Knox
10. Elizabeth and her German Garden – Elizabeth von Arnim
11. Room – Emma Donoghue
12. Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne
13. Witch of Exmoor – Margaret Drabble
14. Sardines – Nuruddin Farah

Graphic Novels
15. The Sandman: The Wake – Neil Gaiman
16. The Books of Magic – Neil Gaiman
17. Violent Cases – Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean
18. Castle Waiting – Linda Medley
19. French Milk – Lucy Knisley

Non-fiction
20. Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives – Annie Murphy Paul
21. The World Without Us – Alan Weisman
22. Watching The Tree: A Chinese Daughter Reflects on Happiness, Traditions, and Spiritual Wisdom – Adeline Yen Mah

February 2011

Fiction
23. The House of Discarded Dreams – Ekaterina Sedia
24. Molly Fox’s Birthday – Deirdre Madden
25. A Solitary Summer – Elizabeth Von Arnim
26. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
27. Cemetery of Dreams – S Mostofi
28. Pretties – Scott Westerfield
29. The Dazzle of Day – Molly Gloss

Graphic Novels
30. Runaways Vol. 1: Pride and Joy – Brian K Vaughan
31. Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story – Frederik Peeters
32. Moving Pictures – Stuart and Kathryn Immonen
33. Mouse Guard Volume 1: Fall 1152 (v. 1) – David Petersen
34. New York Four – Brian Wood
35. Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 – David Petersen

Non-fiction

36. Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University – edited by Mark Kramer and Wendy Call
Free For All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library – Don Borchert
37. Invisible China: A Journey Through Ethnic Borderlands – Colin Legerton and Jacob Rawson
38. A Pelican in the Wilderness: Hermits, Solitaries and Recluses – Isabel Colegate
39. Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation – John Carlin
40. The Devil’s Highway: A True Story – Luis Alberto Urrea
41. Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis – Lisa Sanders

Did not finish
The Beginning Place – Ursula K Le Guin

March 2011

Fiction
42. A Song for Summer – Eva Ibbotson
43. The Ventriloquist’s Tale – Pauline Melville
44. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
45. A Golden Age – Tahmima Anam
46. The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas
47. Jade Peony – Wayson Choy
48. The Blind Side of the Heart – Julia Franck
49. Moral Disorder and other stories – Margaret Atwood
50. Monkey Hunting – Cristina Garcia
51. The Big Over Easy – Jasper Fforde (reread)
52. The Other Wind – Ursula K Le Guin
53. Redwall (Book 1) – Brian Jacques
54. Doomsday Book – Connie Willis
55. Rabbit, Run – John Updike
56. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
57. The Snowman – Jo Nesbo

Graphic Novels
58. The Night Bookmobile – Audrey Niffenegger

Non-fiction
59. Bury Me Standing: the Gypsies and their Journey – Isabel Fonseca
60. A Week At The Airport – Alain De Botton
61. The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule – Joanna Kavenna

April 2011

Fiction
62. Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris
63. The Austere Academy – Lemony Snicket
64. The Old Man and Me – Elaine Dundy
65. The Dream of Ding Village – Yan Lianke
66. The wind-up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
67. Hunger – Knut Hamsun

Graphic Novel
68. Goodbye, Chunky Rice – Craig Thompson

Non-fiction
69. Born to Run – Christopher McDougall

May 2011
Fiction
70. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag – Alan Bradley
71. The Imperfectionists – Tom Rachman
72. A Visit from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
73. The Help – Kathryn Stockett
74. Girl in Translation – Jean Kwok
75. The Bottle Factory Outing – Beryl Bainbridge
76. The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
77. The Ersatz Elevator – Lemony Snicket
78. Zuleika Dobson – Max Beerhohm

Non-fiction
79. The Mind’s Eye – Oliver Sacks

June 2011

Fiction (9)
80. The House of the Mosque – Kader Abdolah
81. Eucalyptus – Murray Bail
82. Leaving Atlanta – Tayari Jones
83. Play it as It Lays -Joan Didion
84. Cutting For Stone – Abraham Verghese
85. Sea of monsters – Rick Riordan
86. The Appointment – Herta Muller
87. You remind me of me – Dan Chaon
88. The Vile Village – Lemony Snicket

Graphic Novels (4)
89. The Walking Dead book one – Robert Kirkman
90. Micrographica – Renee French
91. Sparks: An Urban Fairytale – Lawrence Marvit
92. The Return of the Dapper Men – Jim McCann and Janice Lee

July 2011
Fiction
93. Italian Fever – Valerie Martin
94. Breath, eyes, memory – Edwidge Danticat
95. Remnant Population – Elizabeth Moon
96. The Scarlet Pimpernel – Emma Orczy
97. The Assassin’s Song – MG Vassanji
98. After You’d Gone – Maggie O’Farrell

Non-fiction
99. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
100. Unbroken – Lauren Hillenbrand

August 2011
Fiction
101. On Stranger Tides -Tim Powers
102. The Longshot – Katie Kitamura
103. Wanting – Richard Flanagan
104. The City of Your Final Destination – Peter Cameron
105. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
106. Everything beautiful began after – Simon Van Booy
107. The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick
108. One Day – David Nicholls
109. Helpless – Barbara Gowdy

Non-fiction
110. Book Lust To Go – Nancy Pearl
111. Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations – Georgina Howell

September 2011

Fiction
111. A Girl Made of Dust – Nathalie Abi-Ezzi
112. A Meeting by the River – Christopher Isherwood
113. The Swimming Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
114. Tigana – Guy Gavriel Kay
115. Our Tragic Universe – Scarlett Thomas
116. Chocky – John Wyndham
117. A Red Herring without Mustard – Alan Bradley
118. The Terror – Dan SimmonsThe Piano Teacher  – Janice Y.K. Lee
119. The Cellist of Sarajevo – Steven Galloway
120. A Conspiracy of Kings – Megan Whalen Turner
121. The Hostile Hospital – Lemony Snicket

October 2011
Fiction
122. Jamaica Inn – Daphne du Maurier
123. The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness (e-book)
124. The Life of the World to Come – Kage Baker
125. The Ask and the Answer – Patrick Ness (e-book)
126. The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye – A.S. Byatt
127. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen (e-book)
128. Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
129. Dreamsnake – Vonda McIntyre
130. Monsters of Men – Patrick Ness
131. All Passion Spent – Vita Sackville-West

Non-fiction
132. Cooking for Gracie – Keith Dixon

Graphic novels
133. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home – Joss Whedon, Andy Owens, Georges Jeanty

November 2011
Fiction
134. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling
135. The Illumination – Kevin Brockmeier
136. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
137. The Unnamed – Joshua Ferris
138. Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
139. Back When We Were Grownups – Anne Tyler
140. Crocodile on the Sandbank – Elizabeth Peters
141. The Speed of Dark – Elizabeth Moon

Non-fiction
142. Even Silence has an End -Ingrid Betancourt

December 2011

Fiction
143. The Memory of Love – Aminatta Forma
144. A Week in December – Sebastian Faulks
145. The Carnivorous Carnival – Lemony Snucket
146. When she woke – Hillary Jordan
147. Wayfarer Redemption – Sara Douglass
148. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice – Laurie R. King
149. The Blue Place– Nicole Griffith
150. Please Look after Mom – Kyung-Sook Shin, Chi-Young Kim (Translator)
151. Stay – Nicola Griffith
152. Always – Nicola Griffith
153. Enchanter – Sara Douglass

Graphic Novels
154. The Plain Janes – Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg
155. Gone Case: A Graphic Novel -Dave Chua and Koh Hong Teng
156. Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm graphic novel – Richard Castle
157. Aya – Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie
158. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future for You – Joss Whedon et al
159. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gate
160. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Time of Your Life
Sense and Sensibility graphic novel – Jane Austen, Nancy Butler, Sonny Liew

Non-fiction
161. Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
162. A Day in the Life of the American Woman: How We See Ourselves – (created by) Sharon J. Wohlmuth, Carol Saline, Dawn Sheggeby

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