Books 2011

My goal is to read 25 books this year. The links are more impressions and responses rather than reviews. I also sometimes find that my opinion of a book changes after I’ve had some distance from it.

  1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  3. Girl Genius (volumes 1-9) by Phil and Kaja Foglio
  4. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  6. Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
  7. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (unfinished)
  8. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  9. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larrson
  10. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  11. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  12. Temperament Tools: Working with Your Child’s Inborn Traits by Helen Neville
  13. The Passage by Justin Cronin
  14.  Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  15. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
  16. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
  17. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  18. Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein
  19. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  20. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
  21. Blackout by Connie Willis
  22. All Clear by Connie Willis
  23. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  24. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (unfinished)
  25. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
  26. Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata
  27. Steel My Soldiers’ Hearts by Colonel David H. Hackworth
  28. Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter (re-read)
  29. A Spectacle of Corruption by David Liss
  30. Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  31. Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility  by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  32. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  33. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  34. Deathless by Catherynne Valente
  35. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  36. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert Massie
  37. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman and Joan DeClaire – currently reading

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