Book List 2011

Happy 2012 Y'all!
Tradition states my first post of the new year I share with you all the books I read last year.
Those marked with an asterisk are books I highly recommend.
If you're an avid reader and you like to keep track of what you read, read reviews, keep a wish list then you need to join www.goodreads.com. Thank you Cassie for letting me know about this AWESOME site.

The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
  Neil Gaiman*

The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1)
Bernard Cornwell

Bloody Women: Ireland's Female Killers
David M. Kiely

Irvine Welsh

The Backpacker
John Christopher Harris

James Flint

The Lollipop Shoes
Joanne Harris

Starter for Ten
David Nicholls

On Green Dolphin Street: A Novel
Sebastian Faulks

Valerie Martin

Past Mortem
Ben Elton

Silas Marner
George Eliot

The Fry Chronicles
Stephen Fry

The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank *

A Long Way Down
Nick Hornby

Pigs Might Fly
Mark Blake *

Death and the Penguin
Andrey Kurkov

Nick Drake: The Biography
Patrick Humphries *

We Need to Talk About Kevin (Five Star Paperback)
Lionel Shriver *

Chapter and Verse
Colin Bateman

The Abomination
Paul Golding *

Night of the Toxic Ostrich
Nick Revell

The Road to Nab End
William Woodruff

My Booky Wook
Russell Brand *

The Tesseract
Alex Garland

Blonde Bombshell
Tom Holt

Man and Wife
Tony Parsons

Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son
Gordon Burn *

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini *

One for My Baby: A Novel
Tony Parsons

Are You Dave Gorman?
Dave Gorman *

Ghost Stories (Popular Classics)

For the Love of My Mother

If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things
Jon McGregor *

Human Traces
Sebastian Faulks

Sarah Waters

Girl with a Pearl Earring
Tracy Chevalier *  


GiGi said...

I'm a sucker for booklists! I've read a few of these...the Nick Hornby, I quite liked, Anne Frank,Silas Marner (a chore)and I love the author of Kite Runner. Did you find 1000 Splendid Suns depressing? Thanx so much for posting. I write my books down so I remember what I've read.
I've posted a list on FB.

Hey GiGi, I found Silas Marner a chore too, until around page 80 and then it totally enthralled me - I LOVED it.
I've just got a copy of The Kite Runner and I can't wait to start reading it, 1000 Splendid Suns is very sad, it had me crying numerous times but I love it so much because it is such an insight into Afghanistan before the Taliban rule, something that I hadn't thought about before I read it. It was my favourite book of last year and I highly recommend it. Just have a hanky at the ready.

GiGi said...

Ooh maybe I'll try both again. I loved Kite Runner. I read half of 1000 Splendid Suns, I started to get upset with that mean shifty husband!!! And I put it down. Probably one of the reasons we're vegan, just feel things so viscerally!

Wow! I love your lists every year!!! This summer I read Fingersmith and Girl with a Pearl Earring while in China. I keep meaning to read Silas Marner. I just read four books - The Help, The Hunger Games, Galapogos (Kurt Vonnegut) and Sing You Home - over winter break. Right now I am reading Room and it's really good but it's creeping me out. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Emily said...

Thanks for posting such great book-spiration!

If you get a chance, you MUST see the film version of We Need to Talk About Kevin. It's absolutely one of the best movies I've seen in years and I don't say that lightly at all.

Carrie said...

Oh wow, I have never heard of that site, it sound so neat, signing up now!

Room is on my wish list Claire! Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favourite authors, Galapagos is a the first book of his I read :)

Emily - I'm looking forward to the film, I just hope it does the book justice.

Carrie - add me to your friends list :)

Anonymous said...

спасибо за интересную информацию

Lovlie said...

I haven't been reading much during the past year but this year I've started on The Lord of the Rings! Can you believe this? I have never read this book before, I'm so ashamed! But it's never too late!
And it's been ages since I last visited your blog. How time flies! I love the re-design btw! Very cute and girlie! I like that! :)

See you around on the blogsphere!

Lovelie Lovelie beautiful butterfly it's so good to see you. YAY!

Farrah P said...

What a great list! I love love love A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby! One of my favorite books and writers.

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