2011 Books

Books read in 2011, with links to reviews and/or reactions, if applicable.

January – 16
Favorite: The Host and Jane Eyre

1. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (audio)
2. Stories by Vladimir Nabokov
3. Mrs. Craddock by William Somerset Maugham
4. Mondays in the Middle East by David Cross
5. Passing by Nella Larsen
6. Troll: A Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo
7. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (audio)
8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
9. Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim
10. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (audio)
11. Harry Potter à l’École des Sorciers by JK Rowling
12. West With the Night by Beryl Markham (audio)
13. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
14. If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous
15. The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde (audio)
16. Lilacs and Other Stories by Kate Chopin

February – 18
Favorite – The Woman Who Fell from the Sky

17. La Bête Humaine by Émile Zola
18. Hope in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum
19. Lady’s Maid by Margaret Forster (audio)
20. The Pearl by John Steinbeck (audio)
21. Chopin and George Sand in Majorca by Bartolome Ferra
22. No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre
23. By the Time You Read This, I’ll be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
24. Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli
25. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
26. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
27. The Woman Who Fell from the Sky by Jennifer Steil
28. Mary by Vladimir Nabokov
29. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
30. Orlando by Virginia Woolf (audio)
31. Harry Potter et la Chambre des Secrets by JK Rowling
32. Complete Stories by Zora Neale Hurston
33. Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
34. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

March – 17
Favorite: The Inferno

35. The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
36. One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni
37. Harry Potter et le Prisonnier d’Azkaban by JK Rowling
38. Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
39. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
40. Bumped by Megan McCafferty
41. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
42. Hedda Gabbler by Henrik Ibsen
43. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
44. The Löwensköld Ring by Selma Lagerlöf
45. The Saga of Gosta Berling by Selma Lagerlöf (audio)
46. Collected Children’s Stories by Sylvia Plath
47. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
48. Harry Potter et la Coupe de Feu by JK Rowling
49. City of Veils by Zoë Ferraris
50. The Lost City of Z by David Grann (audio)
51. Complete Stories by William Somerset Maugham

April – 17
Favorite: The Unit

52. Don Juan by Lord Byron
53. The Six Rules of Maybe by Deb Caletti
54. The Believers by Zoë Heller (audio)
55. The White Devil by Justin Evans
56. The Original of Laura by Vladimir Nabokov
57. Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
58. The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
59. The Spark by Chris Downie
60. The Girl Who Was On Fire by Multiple Authors
61. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher (audio)
62. Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
63. Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith
64. Shooting Kabul by NH Senzai
65. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
66. The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
67. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather
68. The Winter of our Discontent by John Steinbeck

May – 12
Favorite: The Belly of Paris

69. Amphigorey Again by Edward Gorey
70. Death in the Castle by Pearl S. Buck
71. Dracula by Bram Stoker
72. The Nun by Denis Diderot
73. Harry Potter et L’Ordre du Phenix by JK Rowling
74. The Belly of Paris by Émile Zola
75. The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta
76. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (audio)
77. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
78. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (audio)
79. Lifetime Running Plan by Bill Rodgers
80. Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé by JK Rowling

June – 6
Favorite: Goliath

81. Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort by JK Rowling
82. Leaving the Saints by Martha Beck (audio)
83. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
84. Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
85. The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry (audio)
86. Crossed by Ally Condie

July – 10
Favorite: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

87. Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos
88. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
89. Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio
90. Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann
91. She Loves You, She Loves You Not by Julie Anne Peters
92. The Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti
93. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
94. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (audio)
95. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley (audio)
96. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (audio)

August – 7
Favorite: Lady Audley’s Secret

97. The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin (audio)
98. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
99. Between by Jessica Warman
100. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
101. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
102. Tom Bedlam by George Hagen
103. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

September – 10
Favorite: The Night Circus

104. A Good and Happy Child by Justin Evans
105. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
106. In the Woods by Tana French (audio)
107. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
108. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
109. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
110. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
111. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
112. The Lottery and Seven Other Stories by Shirley Jackson (audio)
113. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

October – 8
Favorite: We

114. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
115. Habibi by Craig Thompson
116. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
117. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
118. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
119. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
120. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
121. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

November – 5
Favorite: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

122. The Likeness by Tana French (audio)
123. Laika by Nick Abadzis
124. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
125. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
126. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

December – 2
Favorite: None

127. The Raising by Laura Kasischke
128. You’re (Not) the One by Alexandra Potter

Favorite books of 2011:
The Host by Stephenie Meyer (audio)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (audio)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Runner-up: Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

End of Year Stats: 2011 in Books

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