So many people ask me what I’ve been reading because I’m known to love reading and to have eclectic tastes. Here are the titles of most of the books I read in 2011. A few I forgot to write down – especially the children’s stories I shared with my granddaughter.
I do want to share a book from this year that I finished a couple days ago that just blew me away, The Book Thief. If any one who reads this post has read this book, please let me know. I really want to discuss it with someone.
Imperfect Birds – Anne Lamont
Purple Hibiscus – Chimanda Ngozi Acdiche
Windy City – Scott Simon
The Human Stain – Philip Roth
The Anti-Racism Trainings – David Reich
Then She Found Me – Elinor Lipman
Cowboys Are My Weakness – Pam Houston
Hotel DuLac – Anita Brookner
The Future of Love – Shirley Abbott
All We Every Wanted was Everything – Janelle Brown
Dancer – Colum McCann
Let the Great World Spin – Colum McCann
The Double Comfort Safari Club – Alexander McCall Smith
The Sexy Part of the Bible – Kola Bouf
Every Man Dies Alone – Hans Falada
The Elephant Keeper – Christopher Nicholson
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name – Vendela Vida
The Lovers – Vendeal Vida
Julia’s Cocolates – Cathy Lamb
How I Paid for College – A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater – Mark Acito
The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes – Tessura Holtne
Super Sad True Love Story – Gary Shteyngart
Knit Two – Kate Jacobs
The Clothes on Their Backs – Linda Grant
The Madonnas of Echo Park – Brando Skyhorse
Following Polly – Karen Bergreen
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
The Elegance of the Hedgehog– Muriel Bybery
Cutting for Stone
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration – Isabel Wilkerson
Sweet Soul Music
The Making of a Chef – – Michael Rahman
The Town That Food Saved – Ben Hewitt
Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs – Elin Galinsky
The Blessings of A Skinned Knee – Wendy Mogel
All that Is Bitter & Sweet – Ashley Judd
Just Kids – Pattie Smith
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity & Hope – William Kamkwama
A Pig in Provence – Georgeanne Brandon
Extraordinary, Ordinary People (A Memoir of Family) Condoleeza ice
Damn Near White: An African-American Family‘s Rise from Slavery to Bittersweet Success – Carolyn Wilkins
One Day I Will Write About this Place – A Memoir – Binyavanga Wainama
Bitter is the New Black – Jennifer Lancaster
Such a Pretty Fat – Jennifer Lancaster
Bright Lights, Big Ass – Jennifer Lancaster
Happens Everyday – Isabel Giles
Red Dust Road: An Autobiographical Journey – Jackie Kay
The Grace of Silence: A Memoir – Michele Norris
The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
And Furthermore – Judi Dench
Foxy: My Life in Three Acts – Pam Grief
I Remember Nothing & Other Reflections – Nora Ephron
I Feel Bad About My Neck & Other Thoughts on Being a Woman – Nora Ephron
My Reading Life – Pat Conroy
The Other Wes Moore: The Story of One Name & Two Fates – Wes Moore
Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love & 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture – Thomas Chatterton Williams
The Faraway Horses – Buck Brannaman
Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl – Donald Sturrock
A Life Unburdened: Getting Over Weight & Getting on with My Life – Richard Morris
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
History, mystery, romance, drama, memoir, grand, great, quick, escapism, challenging, witty, silly, snarky, poetic, moving, amazing…I love reading! Thank goodness for public libraries.
Thanks for publishing this list. I’m always looking for new things to read, and there’s much on here that I haven’t read yet.
Wow! That’s quite a list. I’ll keep this post handy when I’m looking for something to read.
Amazing list…now, I hate to ask you for more work, but I’m going to:
Would you rate them…you pick the scale. 1-5 stars? 1-10? Letter grades A thru E? Stars, bones, checks, thumbs up/thumbs down, smiley face, no comment…whatever!
I will try to do this soon at some point but would also refer you to my virtual bookcase on shelfari.com.
On it, I have written comments on most of the books I’ve read. It also lists books I’m planning to read.
Wow Candelaria you are a prolific reader!
How fortunate you are to love reading books.
I’ll be checking out your virtual bookcase and see what appeals to me.
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