Monday, January 2, 2012

Books I Read in 2011

  1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (loved)
  2. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King (liked)
  3. At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson (bookclub; really liked)
  4. This is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper (I don't remember anything about this book)
  5. At Mrs. Lippincote's, by Elizabeth Taylor (LOVED, favorite Elizabeth Taylor book so far)
  6. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, by Douglas A. Blackmon (bookclub; good, heartbreaking)
  7. The Ladies Auxiliary, by Tova Mirvis (bookclub; I wanted to like this more than I actually did)
  8. The Simplest Pattern, by Richard Alley (LOVED)
  9. Oreo, by Fran Ross (bookclub; liked)
  10. Tishomingo Blues, by Elmore Leonard (really liked)
  11. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte (bookclub; loved it the most)
  12. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain (liked)
  13. The Great Night, by Chris Adrian (bookclub; didn't do it for me)
  14. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (liked, but ugh)
  15. Camille Pissarro: Letters to His Son Lucien, by Camille Pissarro (loved)
  16. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2), by Suzanne Collins (liked, but ugh)
  17. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3), by Suzanne Collins (hooked, liked, but geez)
  18. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest, by Stieg Larsson (loved loved)
  19. Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman, by Nuala O'Faolain (really liked it, as it broke my heart)
  20. French Milk, by Lucy Knisley (liked okay)
  21. Carnet de Voyage, by Craig Thompson (liked)
  22. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot (bookclub; liked but heartbreaking)
  23. Player Piano, by Kurt Vonnegut (liked much more than I remembered!)
  24. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte (GEEZ, but liked it)
  25. American on Purpose, by Craig Ferguson (good stuff!)

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