Books Read in 2011

I’ve read a lot less than I have in the past this year…which is a shame, but it’s because much of my reading time has been swapped for writing time! However, I’m hoping to read much more than this next year.

According to Goodreads, I’ve read just shy of 20,000 pages, but it’s not quite accurate, I’m sure. 57 books in total. I read a fairly varied spread of books this year–I don’t like to pigeon-hole myself into reading just one genre. I do need to read more international fiction, though.

Adult Fiction:

Austen, Jane – Emma
Banks, Iain – The Crow Road
Carriger, Gail – Soulless
Christopher, Adam – Empire State
Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness
Cronin, Justin – The Passage
Davis, Aric – Nickel Plated
Gentle, Mary – Ilario: The Lion’s Eye
Grossman, Lev – The Magicians
Harvey, Colin – Winter Song
Hayder, Mo – The Devil of Nanking
Hayder, Mo – Skin
Haydon, Elizabeth – Rhapsody: Child of Blood (re-read)
Haydon, Elizabeth – Prophecy: Child of Earth (re-read)
Haydon, Elizabeth – Destiny: Child of the Sky (re-read)
Hobb, Robin – Assassin’s Apprentice (re-read)
Hosseini, Khaled – A Thousand Splendid Suns
Kafka, Franz – The Metamorphosis
King, Stephen – The Gunslinger
Martin, George R.R. – A Dance With Dragons
Mogenstern, Erin – The Night Circus
Priest, Christopher – The Prestige
Scalzi, John – The Ghost Brigade
Tidhar, Lavie – The Bookman

YA:

Anderson, M.T. – Thirsty
Asher, Jay – Thirteen Reasons Why
Barrie, J.M. – Peter Pan
Castellucci, Cecil – Boy Proof
Hardy, Janice – The Pain Merchants
Hill, Will – Department 19
Jacques, Brian – Loamhedge
Katcher, Brian – Almost Perfect
Kay, Guy Gavriel – Ysabel
Kieve, Paul – Hocus Pocus
Smith, Dodie – I Capture the Castle
Smith, L.J. – The Awakening
Stiefvater, Maggie – Forever
Taylor, Laini – Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Short Story Collections:

Atwood, Margaret – The Tent
Bradbury, Ray – The Illustrated Man

Graphic Novels:

Satrapi, Marjane – Chicken with Plums
Satrapi, Marjane – Embroideries
Willingham, Bill – Fables 1: Legends in Exile (re-read)

Nonfiction/Memoir:

Attwood, Shaun – Hard Time: A Brit in America’s Toughest Jail
Boycott, Rosie – A Nice Girl Like Me
Branch, Rhena – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies (I’m quite the worrier, so I wanted some tips to help me calm down. It helped, somewhat)
Eastoe, Jane – Victorian Pharmacy: Rediscovering Home Remedies and Recipes
Forbes, Ewan – Aul’ Days
Guiliano, Mireille – Women, Wore, and the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility
Henry, Dillon – Life in the UK Study Guide 2011
Jando, Dominique (Taschen) – The Circus Book
Lamont, Peter – The First Psychic: The Peculiar Mystery of a Victorian Wizard
McKay, James – Allan Pinkerton: The First Private Eye
Sedaris, David – When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Tammet, Daniel – Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind
Yeomans, Matthew – Oil: Anatomy of an Industry

Plus, I beta-read some awesome novels that I’m sure will eventually be published.

Eyes of Stone
Slich Streets (very nearly finished with)
The Emissary (about half-way through)
The Lives of Tao

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