Monday, July 04, 2011

A Reckoning of Reading So Far in 2011

Both @FadedPaper and @bookgaga are responsible for prompting me to create this list of books I've read so far in 2011. I've listed them in the order in which I've read them. Many of the authors are vivid presences on Twitter and that is why I've reached for their books. You should too.


All of the books on this list I have blogged about here at Reading for the Joy of It with a few of the most recent posts forthcoming.

1. GONE FOR GOOD by Harlan Coben (2002) Dell
2. THE FATES WILL FIND THEIR WAY by Hannah Pittard (2011) HarperCollins Canada
3. GREAT PHILOSOPHERS WHO FAILED AT LOVE by Andrew Shaffer (2011) HarperCollins Canada
4. THE WATER RAT OF WANCHAI by Ian Hamilton (2010) House of Anansi Press
5. TETHERED by Amy MacKinnon (2008) Random House
6. THE MIDWIFE OF VENICE by Roberta Rich (2011) Random House Canada
7. TELL NO ONE by Harlan Coben (2001) Random House
8. THE GUARDIANS by Andrew Pyper (2011) Doubleday Canada
9. THE SENTIMENTALISTS by Johanna Skibsrud (2009) Gaspereau Press
10. IN HER SHOES by Jennifer Weiner (2002) Simon and Schuster
11. MORDECAI: THE LIFE & TIMES by Charles Foran (2010) Random House Canada
12. GROWING UP JUNG: COMING OF AGE AS THE SON OF TWO SHRINKS by Micah Toub (2010) Doubleday Canada
13. A COLD NIGHT FOR ALLIGATORS by Nick Crowe (2011) Knopf Canada
14. LAST NIGHT IN MONTREAL by Emily Mandel (2009) Unbridled Books
15. AS LONG AS THE RIVERS FLOW by James Bartleman (2011) Random House Canada
16. FINDING THE WORDS, ed. Jared Bland (2011) McClelland & Stewart
17. CRIME MACHINE by Giles Blunt (2010) Random House Canada
18. THE WILD WATER WALKING CLUB by Claire Cook (2009) Hyperion
19. PLAY DEAD by Harlan Coben (1990) Penguin
20. THE CANTERBURY TRAIL by Angie Abdou (2011) Brindle & Glass
21. HOLD TIGHT by Harlan Coben (2008) Penguin
22. BETTER LIVING THROUGH PLASTIC EXPLOSIVES by ZsuZsi Gartner (2011) Penguin Canada
23. COMPOSED by Rosanne Cash (2010) Viking Penguin
24. DARKEST FEAR by Harlan Coben (2000) Dell
25. THE SALT ROAD by Jane Johnson (2011) Doubleday Canada
26. THE HIGH ROAD by Edna O'Brien (1988) Farrar Strauss & Giroux
27. SANCTUS by Simon Toyne (2011) HarperCollins Canada
28. SONGS FOR THE MISSING by Stewart O'Nan (2008) Viking Penguin
29. THE BIG WHY by Michael Winter (2004) House of Anansi Press
30. ALONE IN THE CLASSROOM by Elizabeth Hay (2011) McClelland & Stewart
31. PIGEON ENGLISH by Stephen Kelman (2011) House of Anansi Press
32. THE MURDERER'S DAUGHTERS by Randy Susan Meyers (2009) St. Martin's Press
33. IF I LOVED YOU, I WOULD TELL YOU THIS by Robin Black (2010) Random House
34. DEAL BREAKER by Harlan Coben (1995) Random House
35. HOLDING STILL FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE by Zoe Whittall (2009) House of Anansi Press
36. CAUGHT by Harlan Coben (2010) Penguin Canada
37. TIGER, TIGER by Margaux Fragoso (2011) Douglas & McIntyre
38. THE FINANCIAL LIVES OF THE POETS by Jess Walter (2009) Harper Collins Canada
39. COMBAT CAMERA by A.J. Somerset (2010) Biblioasis
40. VACLAV & LENA by Haley Tanner (2011) Random House Canada
41. THE LONG GOODBYE by Meghan O'Rourke (2011) Riverhead Books
42. EMILY, ALONE by Stewart O'Nan (2011) Viking Penguin
43. TEN THOUSAND SAINTS by Eleanor Henderson (2011) Ecco
44. RAVEN STOLE THE MOON by Garth Stein (1998) Harper Collins
45. BOSSYPANTS by Tina Fey (2011) Little, Brown and Company
46. MY DEAR I WANTED TO TELL YOU by Louisa Brown (2011) HarperCollins Canada
47. THE BIRD SISTERS by Rebecca Rasmussen (2011) Crown Publishing
48. UP UP UP: STORIES by Julie Booker (2011) House of Anansi Press
49. MR. CHARTWELL by Rebecca Hunt (2010) HarperCollins Canada
50. THE BEAUTY CHORUS by Kate Lord Brown (2011) McArthur & Company
51. STATE OF WONDER by Ann Patchett (2011) HarperCollins Canada
52. UNTOLD STORY by Monica Ali (2011) Simon and Schuster Canada
53. THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain (2011) Random House
54. SO MUCH PRETTY by Cara Hoffman (2011) Simon and Schuster
55. SAVING CEE CEE HONEYCUTT by Beth Hoffman (2010) Viking Penguin
56. THE SINGER'S GUN by Emily Mandel (2010) Unbridled Books
57. PICTURES OF YOU by Caroline Leavitt (2010) Algonquin Books
58. THE SISTERS BROTHERS by Patrick DeWitt (2011) House of Anansi Press
59. FAITH by Jennifer Haigh (2011) HarperCollins Canada
60. MAINE by J. Courtney Sullivan (2011) Knopf
61. THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ by Anne Enright (2011) McClelland & Stewart
62. THE TIGER'S WIFE by Tea Obreht (2011) Random House
63. THE BLASPHEMER by Nigel Farndale (2010) Doubleday
64. THE O'BRIENS by Peter Behrens (ARC from House of Anansi Press for blog tour)

Currently reading:

THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS by Ian Hamilton (ARC from House of Anansi Press)
THE NATURAL ORDER by Brian Francis (ARC from Random House Canada)

Re-reading for work:

THE SELECTED WORK OF T.S. SPIVET by Reif Larsen (Penguin Canada)
THE FATES WILL FIND THEIR WAY by Hannah Pittard (Ecco)
COMBAT CAMERA by AJ Somerset (Biblioasis)
ANNABEL by Kathleen Winter (House of Anansi Press)

1 comment:

Beth Hoffman said...

Whoa Nellie!

You amaze me. That's an impressive list of books, and we're only 6 months into the year. I don't know how you do it. Brava!