2011 Books Read

January

1. Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas by John Baxter, 2008, 270 pgs., Harper Perennial
2. Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse, 1995, 210 pgs., Harper Perennial
3. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan, 2011, 211 pgs., Farrar, Straus and Giroux
4. Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block, 1998, 478 pgs., Harper Collins
5. Gray Horses by Hope Larson, 2006, 112 pgs., Oni Press
6. Never Learn Anything From History by Kate Beaton, 2010, 100 pgs., Topatoco
7. Owls and Other Fantasies by Mary Oliver, 2006, 88 pgs., Beacon Press
8. Sweet Tooth Vol. 1: Out of the Deep Woods by Jeff Lemire, 2010, 128 pgs., Vertigo
9. Sweet Tooth Vol. 2: In Captivity by Jeff Lemire, 2010, 144 pgs., Vertigo

January Totals: 9 books, 1,741 pages

February

10. Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card, 2010, 672 pgs., Simon Pulse
11. London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp, 2010, 239 pgs., Myriad Editions
12. Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now by Andre Jordan, 2009, 256 pgs., Harper Perennial
13. Bayou Volume 2 by Jeremy Love, 2011, 160 pgs., Zuda

February Totals: 4 books, 1,327 pages

April

14. Light Boxes by Shane Jones, 2010, 149 pgs., Penguin
15. H Day by Renee French, 2010, 216 pgs., PictureBox
16. Little Red Riding Hood by The Brothers Grimm and Daniel Egneus, 2011, 80 pgs., Harper Design
17. The Tourist by Clare London, 2011, 85 pgs., Carina Press

April Totals: 4 Books, 530 pages

May

18. Black Juice by Margo Lanagan, 2004, 262 pgs., Harper Collins
19. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, 2011, 215 pgs., Walker Books
20. Thrifty Green by Priscilla Short, 2011, 245 pgs., Conari Press
21. Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet, 1995, 124 pgs., Serpent’s Tail
22. She Loves You, She Loves You Not… by Julie Anne Peters, 2011, 278 pgs., Little, Brown

May Totals: 5 Books, 1,124 Pages

June

23. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, 2010, 326 pgs., Little, Brown
24. The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson, 2000, 382 pgs., TOR
25. Shine by Lauren Myracle, 2011, 376 pgs., Amulet Books
26. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen, 2007, 290 pgs., Bantam Books
27. The Unwritten Vol. 3 by Mike Carey, 2011, 160 pgs., Vertigo
28. Celluloid by Dave McKean, 2011, 232 pgs., Fantagraphic Books
29. How Beautiful the Ordinary, 2009, 368 pgs., HarperTeen
30 Two Weeks With The Queen by Morris Gleitzman, 1989, 127 pgs., Puffin
31. Shoplifting From American Apparel by Tao Lin, 2009, 103 pgs., Melville House Publishing
32. The Devil by Leo Tolstoy, 2004, 100 pgs., Melville House Publishing

June Totals: 10 Books, 2,464 Pages

July

33. Water Wings by Morris Gleitzman, 1996, 139 pgs., Macmillan
34. American Gods: 10th Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman, 2011, 541 pgs., WilliamMorrow
35. The Stuff of Legend Vol. 2: The Jungle by Mike Raicht, 2011, 144 pgs., Th3rd World Studios
36. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson, 2005, 337 pgs., Harper Tempest
37. The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai, 2011, 324 pgs., Viking
38. Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue, 1997, 228 pgs., Joanna Cotler Books

July Totals: 6 Books, 1,713 Pages

August

39. The Wisdom of the Radish by Lynda Hopkins, 2011, 248 pgs., Sasquatch Books
40. Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman, 2004, 201 pgs., Pulse
41. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol, 2011, 224 pgs., First Second
42. Promises by Marie Sexton, 2010, 228 pgs., Dreamspinner Press
43. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark by Guillermo Del Toro, 2011, 263 pgs., Hyperion
44. Priceless: The Vanishing Beauty of a Fragile Planet by Bradley Trevor Greive, 2003, 160 pgs., Andrews McMeel Publishing
45. Wicked by Gregory Maguire, 1995, 409 pgs., Harper Collins
46. Turn of Mind by Alice Laplante, 2011, 320 pgs., Atlantic Monthly Press (listened to Brilliance Audio audiobook)

August Totals: 8 Books, 2,053 pgs.

September

47. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1887, 135 pgs., Penguin Books
48. A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, 2010, 256 pgs., Dutton Childrens Books
49. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, 2009, 385 pgs., Bantam Books
50. Ivan and Misha by Michael Alenyikov, 2010, 199 pgs., Northwestern University Press
51. The Radiation Sonnets by Jane Yolen, 2003, 90 pgs., Algonquin Books
52. Second Nature by Michael Pollan, 2003, 320 pgs, Grove Press (audiobook)
53. Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver, 2002, 267 pgs., Harper Perennial
54. Spooky South by S.E. Schlosser, 2004, 198 pgs., The Globe Pequot Press
55. The Dreaming Volume 1 by Queenie Chan, 2005, 192 pgs., TokyoPop
56. Every You, Every Me by David Levithan, 2011, 256 pgs., Knopf Books
57. Habibi by Craig Thompson, 2011, 672 pgs., Pantheon
58. The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook by Brent Ridge and Josua Kilmer-Purcell, 2011, 192 pgs., Sterling Epicure

September Totals: 12 Books, 3,162 pgs

October

59. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, 2011, 391 pgs., Doubleday
60. Hark, A Vagrant! by Kate Beaton, 2011, 160 pgs., Drawn and Quarterly
61. Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist, 2010, 364 pgs., St. Martin’s Press
62. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002, 544 pgs., Picador
63. Bad Blood by John Sandford, 2010, 420 pgs., Berkley
64. Halloween edited by Paula Guran, 2011, 528 pgs., Prime
65. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, 2011, 372 pgs., Putnam
66. Shadow Man by Cody McFadyen, 2006, 470 pgs., Bantam

October Totals: 8 Books, 3,249 Pages

November

67. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, 1999, 213 pgs., MTV Books
68. Ash by Malinda Lo, 2009, 264 pgs., Little Brown

November Totals: 2 Books, 477 Pages

December

69. The Misfits by James Howe, 2003, 288 pgs., Atheneum Books
70. The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams, 2008, 232 pgs., Harper Collins

 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW

 

 

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