Book list 2011

I had a goal of reading 36 books in 2011.  I am happy to report that I have met that goal and read 38!  hurray.  My goal for this year is 40 books.

My top 5 in alphabetical order:

  • The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman
  • The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Walter Mosley
  • Room, Emma Donoghue
  • The Witch of Hebron, James Howard Kunstler

Here is my list in order of when I finished.  My rating is 1-5 with 5 being outstanding.

  • Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins;  *** 1/2
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein, ****
  • Razing Jake, Charlie Carilo, ****1/2
  • How Evan Broke his Head and Other Secrets, Gart Stein, ****
  • Mocking Jay, Suzanne Collins, ***
  • Room, Emma Donoghue, ****1/2
  • Three James, (Author???), ****
  • Letter from Point Clear, Dennis McFarlan, ****
  • Fugitive Pieces, Anne, Michaels, ***
  • The Paris Wife, Paula McLain, ***1/2
  • The Other, David Guterson, ***1/2
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Walter Mosley, ****1/2
  • Sister Mine, Tawni O’Dell, ***
  • Making Toast, Roger Rosenblatt, ****
  • The Metropolis Case, Matthew Gallaway, ****
  • Keeping Time, Stacey McGlynn, ***
  • Shadow Tag, Louise Erdrich, ***1/2
  • Fall of Giants, Ken Follett, ***
  • Faith, Jennifer Haigh, ****
  • The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver, *****
  • The Confession, John Grisham, ***1/2
  • The 19th Wife, David Ebershoff, ****
  • Calebs Crossing, Geraldine Brooks, ****
  • Year of Wonders, Ann Patchett, ****1/2
  • Gone with a Handsome Man, Michael Lee West, **1/2
  • Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, ***1/2
  • The Vices, Lawrence Douglas, ***1/2
  • The Astral, Kate Christensen, ***
  • Lamb, Bonnie Nadzam, **1/2
  • The Gap Year, Sarah Bird, **1/2
  • The Thing We Didn’t Say, Sarah Bird, ***
  • The Way Things Look to Me, Roopa Farooki, ***1/2
  • The Witch of Hebron, James Howard Kunstler, ****1/2
  • The Things We Cherished, Pam Jenoft, ***
  • Father Mucker, Greg Olear, ***1/2
  • World Made by Hand, James Howard Kunstler, ***1/2
  • The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman, ****1/2
  • One Second After, William Forstchen, **1/2
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2 thoughts on “Book list 2011

  1. Great list, Pat. I liked several of those books on the list as well. Looking forward to a good year of books for 2012. Happy New Year!

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