Saturday, December 31, 2011

Books Read in 2011


Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith, The Dragonfly Effect
Susanna Fraser, The Sergeant's Lady
Matthew Gallaway, The Metropolis Case
Sadie Jones, Small Wars


Ida Lichter, Muslim Women Reformers
Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay


Camilla Gibb, The Beauty of Humanity Movement 
Valerie Laken, Separate Kingdoms
Michael David Lukas, The Oracle of Stamboul
M.L. Malcolm, Heart of Lies: A Novel
Tara L. Masih, Where The Dog Star Never Glows
Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, Kiss Her Goodbye
Danielle Trussoni, Angelology


Isabel Allende, Ines of My Soul
Apex Magazine, January 2011 (Issue 20)
Lauren Belfer, A Fierce Radiance
India Drummond, Ordinary Angels
M.L. Malcolm, Heart of Deception: A Novel
Molly Peacock, The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72
Sandra Worth, Pale Rose of England


Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper
Rosalind Brackenbury, Becoming George Sand
Stephanie Dray, Lily of the Nile
Evan Fallenberg, When We Danced on Water
Sally Gunning, The Rebellion of Jane Clarke
Jennifer McMahon, Don't Breathe a Word
Mirella Sichirollo Patzer, The Blighted Troth
Jennie Shortridge, ed., Hotel Angeline
Anne Easter Smith, Queen By Right


Jennifer Belle, The Seven Year Bitch
Talia Carner, Jerusalem Maiden
Emma Donoghue, Room
Ellen Feldman, Next to Love
Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd
Janet Mullany, Mr Bishop and the Actress
Camille Noe Pagán, The Art of Forgetting
M.J. Rose, The Hypnotist
Strand Magazine, February-May 2011 (Issue XXXIII)


Lynn Cullen, Reign of Madness
Nayana Currimbhoy, Miss Timmins' School for Girls
Keith Donohue, Centuries of June
Daisy Goodwin, The American Heiress
Noelle Hancock, My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir
Karleen Koen, Before Versailles
Ben Loory, Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day 
Melanie McDonald, Eromenos
Kamala Nair, The Girl in the Garden
Nancy Rappaport, In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide
Jonathan Santlofer, L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories
Ellen Sussman, French Lessons
Simon Van Booy, Everything Beautiful Began After
Jenny Wingfield, The Homecoming of Samuel Lake


Alexandra Fuller, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
Simon Garfield, Just My Type
Juliet Grey, Becoming Marie Antoinette
Lev Grossman, The Magician King
Lev Grossman, The Magicians
Lisa Grunwald, The Irresistible Henry House
Deborah Lawrenson, The Lantern
David Liss, The Twelfth Enchantment
Carlo Lucarelli, Carte Blanche
Evan Mandery, Q: A Novel
John McWhorter, What Language Is
Julie Salamon, Wendy and the Lost Boys
Nicola Upson, Two for Sorrow


Michael Alenyikov, Ivan and Misha
Sara Blædel, Call Me Princess
Keith Cronin, Me Again
Isak Dinesen, Winter's Tales
Alma Katsu, The Taker
Joan Leegant, Wherever You Go
David Lodge, A Man of Parts
Rosanne E. Lortz, Road from the West
Eliot Pattison, Ashes of the Earth
Caroline Taggart, Does a Bear Sh*t in the Woods?
Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones
Katherine Webb, The Legacy


Donia Bijan, Maman’s Homesick Pie
Leslie Brody, Irrepressible
A.S. Byatt, Ragnarok: The End of the Gods
Carol K. Carr, India Black and the Widow of Windsor
Trevor Cole, Practical Jean
Stephanie Dray, Song of the Nile
Susana Fortes, Waiting for Robert Capa
Karl Friedrich, Wings
D.E. Johnson, Detroit Electric Scheme
D.E. Johnson, Motor City Shakedown
David McRaney, You Are Not So Smart
Sharon Kay Penman, Lionheart
David Rocklin, The Luminist


Meira Chand, A Different Sky
Daphne du Maurier, The Doll: The Lost Short Stories
David Finkle, People Tell Me Things
Kersten Hamilton, In the Forests of the Night
Stephen King, Lisey's Story
Caroline Moorehead, A Train in Winter
Laurel Ann Nattress, editor, Jane Austen Made Me Do It
Matt Rees, Mozart's Last Aria
Peter Sis, The Conference of Birds
Seth Steinzor, To Join the Lost
Ann Weisgarber, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree


Jennifer Adams, Little Master Shakespeare
Jennifer Adams, Little Miss Austen
Karin Altenberg, Island of Wings
Katherine Govier, The Printmaker's Daughter
Duncan Jepson, All the Flowers in Shanghai
Edna O'Brien, James Joyce: A Life
Jane Smiley, Charles Dickens: A Life


  1. You have kicked some butt reading this year! I love your eclectic mix of contemporary with some classics, etc.! Here's to another reading and blogging year in 2012 with you!

  2. Your list put me to shame!! I wish you good luck with all your reading this year as well!

  3. Great list! Lots of my reads and future reads have come from these great reviews. Thank you for that. :)

  4. Looks like you have a big list, and I know you enjoyed some of these.

  5. What a great year in reading! You've certainly expanded my wish list. Happy new year!