Books Read: 2011


January, 2011
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (Oprah Bookclub, 09-17-10)
The Best American Short Stories of the Century Edited by John Updike and Katrina Kenison
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

February, 2011
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2001)
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Far Horizons: All New Tales from the Greatest Worlds of Science Fiction Edited by Robert Silverberg
Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse by James Swanson
Tinkers by Paul Harding
Lost In A Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Spiritual Exercises by Karl Rahner, Translated by Kenneth Baker
A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin
The Best of Sholom Aleichem Edited by Irving Howe and Ruth R. Wise

March, 2011
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
The Plague by Albert Camus, Translated by Stuart Gilbert
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
The Ship Who Won by Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
Show Boat by Edna Ferber
The Essential Augustine edited by Vernon J. Bourke
One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde
Bringing Out the Dead by Joe Connelly

April, 2011
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
True Grit by Charles Portis
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston
The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin

May, 2011
The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Neither Beast Nor God: The Dignity of the Human Person by Gilbert Meilaender
The Unabridged Jack London by Jack London, Edited by Lawrence Teacher and Richard E. Nicholls
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
From Eternity to Here: The Quest For The Ultimate Theory of Time by Sean Carroll
The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons

June, 2011
The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels by Janet Soskice
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer
First-Prize Stories 1919 – 1960 From The O. Henry Memorial Awards
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

July, 2011
The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Edited by Lily Owens
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

August, 2011
Travels in Hyper Reality by Umberto Eco, Translated by William Weaver
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
Julian’s Cat: An Imaginary History of a Cat of Destiny by Mary E. Little
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

September, 2011
The Collected Short Stories of Eudora Welty
The Emperor’s Babe by Bernardine Evaristo
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson, Translated by Reg Keeland

October, 2011
The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr (audiobook)
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (audiobook)

November, 2011
You’ve Got To Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories that Held Them in Awe Edited by Ron Hansen and Jim Shepard
Ape House by Sara Gruen
The Bad Catholic’s Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins: A Vital Look at Virtue and Vice, With Quizzes and Activities for Saintly Self-Improvement by John Zmirak
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012
Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

December, 2011
Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
The Great Church Year The Best of Karl Rahner’s Homilies, Sermons, and Meditations Edited by Albert Raffelt, Translated by Harvey D. Egan
Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A New Collection Edited and with a Preface by Matthew J. Bruccoli
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Endymion by Dan Simmons
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat’s Life: 101 Stories about All the Ages and Stages of Our Feline Family Members by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Jennifer Quasha
The Case for God by Karen Armstrong

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