fuck yeah reading!: 2011 books

January 21st, 2012 1:08 pm by mad mags


Inspired in part by Marji – who logged an impressive 40 books in 2011 (But not “the 80+ books of 2009”! WHAT.) – I compiled a list of all the books I read last year. Or rather, those I’m sure I read in 2011. This is totally from memory, so I’m probably missing a few. Or at least I hope I am; 25 seems a sorry number next to Marji’s 40 to 80! Doubly so when half of these are audiobooks. (Oh my gods I am THE WORST.)

Anyway, this year I’m actually keeping track, a strategy which should motivate me to read more. So far it seems to be working; already I’ve got two books under my belt and am in the middle of two more. One of the new series I’ve started is Stephen King’s The Dark Tower – which could hurt my overall numbers, given the series’ epicness. (Each book grows progressively longer; compare The Gunslinger‘s 264 pages to The Dark Tower‘s 1072. The only exception is Book 6, Song of Susannah, which weighs in at 560 pages.)

Library Thing is a fun tool for this – as I finished them, I’m tagging books “read in 2012” so that I don’t have to rely on memory this time next year. Plus, FREE BOOKS! (#2, 16, 17, 18, and 23 are all books I snagged through LT’s Early Reviewer program.)


fuck yeah reading!: 2011 book list

  1. The Fall, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (2010)
  2. The Energy Glut: Climate Change and the Politics of Fatness, Ian Roberts (2010); reviewed here *
  3. For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women, Barbara Ehrenreich (2005) *
  4. The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle (1977) *
  5. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (2008) *
  6. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (2009) *
  7. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (2010) *
  8. The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman (1995) *
  9. The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman (1997) *
  10. The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman (2001) *
  11. The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy, Leah Wilson, ed. (2011)
  12. The Gingerbread Girl, Stephen King (2008)
  13. The Breathing Method, Stephen King (2009)
  14. Cell, Stephen King (2006)
  15. Under the Dome, Stephen King (2009) *
  16. The Moral Lives of Animals, Dale Peterson (2011); reviewed here
  17. The Sex Doll: A History, Anthony Ferguson (2010); reviewed here
  18. The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies – How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths, Michael Shermer (2011); reviewed here
  19. Bossypants, Tina Fey (2011)
  20. The Bedwetter, Sarah Silverman (2010)
  21. Discovering the Golden Compass: A Guide to Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials, George Beahm (2007); reviewed here
  22. Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy (Continuum Contemporaries), Claire Squires (2003) *
  23. With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, Glenn Greenwald (2011); reviewed here *
  24. The Walking Dead: Compendium One, Robert Kirkman (2009)
  25. After the Apocalypse: Stories, Maureen F. McHugh (2011) *

* Top picks!


2011 Cover Gallery (via Library Thing)

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6 Responses to “fuck yeah reading!: 2011 books”

  1. Molly Says:

    We have a lot of the same tastes! Are you on Goodreads?

  2. Kelly Garbato Says:

    No! Just Library Thing. I joined early, and judging from how many of my online friends chose GR over LT, it looks like I chose wrong.

  3. Kelly Garbato Says:

    Actually wait! I do have an account with Goodreads, but I hardly ever use it! (And the fact that I didn’t immediately realize this speaks to how little I use it, lol.) I’m easyvegan, naturally.

  4. Molly Says:

    Well, I’m sending you a friend request regardless. :)

  5. Kelly Garbato Says:

    Of course I’ll be your friend! ;)

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