Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Books Read in 2011

Here's the full, unedited, list!

Nicholas St North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce and Laura Geringer
The Long Weekend by Robert Graves and Alan Hodge
Lord Johnnie by Leslie T. White
The Cat Who Went Up the Creek by Lilian Jackson Braun
Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson (skimmed)
The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun
Rowing in Eden by Barbara Rogan
A Christmas Walk by Zan Marie Steadham (reread)
The Inheritance by Simon Tolkien
The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen Randle
The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
When Harriet Came Home by Coleen Kwan
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson
Dogsled Dreams by Terry Lynn Johnson
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
secret beta read!
Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets, the Rochester chapter
Allured, short story by Theresa Milstein in Fangtales, a new YA anthology
short story in Fangtales, a new YA anthology
short story by Brian Doyle in Hoping For Home, a Dear Canada collection
Build A Man by Talli Roland
By the Pale Moonlight by Jennifer Hendren
This and That by Emily Carr
The Comrades by Lynne Sears Williams
Fifteen by Beverly Cleary
Down These Strange Streets (anthology) edited by George R. R. Martin and G. Dozois (featuring a new Lord John story by Diana Gabaldon)
The Girl Most Likely by Jana Richards
The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
String Bridge by Jessica Bell
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (yearly reread)
The Doll by J. C. Martin (short story)
Flawless by Jana Richards
Blindsight by Kait Nolan (reread)
Red by Kait Nolan
Unearthly Asylum by PJ Bracegirdle
The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne
Impulse Control by Susan Bischoff (short story)
Heroes 'Til Curfew by Susan Bischoff
Watching Willow Watts by Talli Roland
The Cat Who Went Into the Closet by Lilian Jackson Braun
random articles from Reader's Digest back issues from 1964-1968
The Frog Wedding by Maggy L.
Birds That Streak the Sky by Corinne Stikeman (short story)
The Toilet Business by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry (short story)
The Doll House by Katherine Mansfield (short story)
Pandaemonium by Christopher Brookmyre
Winter Has Waned by Nahum (poem)
Writer and The Pen by Shem Tov Ardutiel (2 poems)
The Lord Is Good and So I'm Tormented by Todros Abulafia (poem)
Life, Liberty and Pursuit by Susan Kaye Quinn
The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells (brilliant. I cried and cried)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J K Rowling (reread)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling (reread)
Maybe This Time by Jannine Gallant
Outlander (20th Anniversary edition) (reread) (except for new material)
Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye
another secret beta!
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
List of poetry at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2011/06/mall-at-end-of-time-and-poetry.html
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Ode Less Travelled by Stephen Fry
2 secret betas!
Maddie's Marine by Lynne Raye Harris
Les Oiseaux by Germano Zullo and Albertine
Blindsight by Kait Nolan
Craving Perfect by Liz Fichera
Dancing Through the Snow by Jean Little
The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson (poem)
The Cat Who Saw Stars by Lilian Jackson Braun
London by William Blake (poem)
The Organization MAD
The Invisible MAD
MAD's Don Martin Presents Captain Klutz II
None of Your Lip Andy Capp by Smythe
At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners by John Donne (poem)
A First Attempt in Rhyme by Thomas Hood (poem)
Talking Turkey by Benjamin Zephaniah (poem)
Lesson for A Boy by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poem)
Red Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins (poem)
The Oak by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (poem)
I think that I shall never see by Ron Wodaski (poem)
Some keep the Sabbath going to Church by Emily Dickinson (poem)
As kingfishers catch fire... by Gerard Manley Hopkins (poem)
The Writer's Bestiary by Zan Marie Steadham (poem)
Don't Quote Me by Charlie Kramer
The Natural History of the Mediterranean by Tegwyn Harris (constant skimming for research)
Mad's Maddest Artist Don Martin Bounces Back (reread)
Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library by Eth Clifford
Lost in the Post by Amelia Carr, The Day Aunt Edith Danced by Amanda Hodgkinson and Virtual Mum by Lucinda Riley - 3 short stories in the May/June 2011 issue of Woman's Own
The Cat Who Played Brahms by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Restoration by Rose Tremain
The Kraken's Mirror by Maureen O. Betita
The Finnish Line by Linda Gerber
Philosophy 34 by Irving Layton (poem) (reread)
The Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson (foreword by Stephen Fry) (skimmed)
Tireli Hafsa Hatun Yildirim Han Zevcesi by Mahmut Ozay (novella)
Wildflowers of Turkey by Nazan Ozturk
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Shakespeare's Eighteenth Sonnet (shall I compare thee...) (reread)
The Book of Tomorrow by Cecilia Ahern
Archie Laugh comic from 1989
The Mother Mourns by Thomas Hardy 9poem)
Cultures in Conflict by Bernard Lewis
An Easter Walk by ZanMarie Steadham (reread)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Book Club #3)
Immortal Champion by Lisa Hendrix
Lullaby by W. H. Auden (poem)
The Book of Good Love
A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away by Christopher Brookmyre
Double Take by Kerri Nelson
The Man With Two Left Feet and other stories by P. G. Wodehouse (genius)
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin. Brilliant book. Read it now!)
The Sickness by Steve Fuller
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson (brilliant!)
The Sparrow's Nest by Wordsworth (poem)
Der Erkolnig by Goethe (poem)
PhD thesis by Ryan Bevan
two essays and Connie Bronson (short story) by Marilynne Robinson
Byzantine Provocateur by Melissa Bradley
A Panorama of the Renaissance (Folio Society Edition)
Pirate's Price by Darlene Marshall
After the Night by Linda Howard (counts as research, right?) (skimmed last half)
Cursed Gold by Lois. D Brown (short story)
The Little Golden Book About Cats
The Wrong Target by Sherry Gloag
Dutchman's Puzzle by Marte Brengle
The West's Awake by Thomas Osborne Davis
The Darling Strumpet: A Novel of Nell Gwynn, Who Captured the Heart of England and King Charles II by Gillian Bagwell (too many vignettes and not enough real story)
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory (mainly for research. I don't like her style much...)
Fairies Forever by Ellen Margret
The Object Lesson by Edward Gorey
The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Wedding by Julie Garwood (skimmed)
The Bride by Julie Garwood (skimmed - all the head hopping was driving me crazy)
Devil's Eye by Kait Nolan (novella)
Lure by Deborah Kerbel
Legacy by Kate Kaynak
A Wing and A Prayer by Ginger Simpson (short story)
Pilgrim For Love by Anna Austen Leigh

5 comments:

Joshua said...

Well...you certainly have me beat. Books I read in 2011?

The Golden Sky by EC Stilson

That's it. Repeated readings of board books for kids don't count.

I'm so ashamed.

Deniz Bevan said...

Really? That's it? How? Hmm, well, you drive to work, right? I take the train, so I get reading time there. And then, I don't have kids yet :-)

Joshua said...

Oh how I wish I could take the train or a bus to work. It takes me 20 minutes to drive to work, and about 30 to get home. However, if I bussed it, it would take about an hour each way.

Liz said...

Good lord! What's your tally?

Deniz Bevan said...

Isn't that funny, Joshua - I take the train and it's only ten minutes. Otherwise I'd be on the bus and metro for almost an hour!

Hey Liz, I posted all kinds of stats in the post above...
"Books read: 101, plus 6 that I skimmed, 16 short stories, and 1 PhD thesis, as well as 24 poems and all the poems on this list, for a total of 124 plus the poetry."

Books I'm Reading and Finished Books

  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (annual reread)
  • A Matter of Grave Concern by Brenda Novak
  • Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
  • Beowulf and Sellic Spell by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • ***Reading At Intervals***
  • What to Expect in Baby's First Year
  • Baby's First Year for Dummies
  • secret beta read!
  • 11 Doctors 11 Stories by various authors (including Neil Gaiman)
  • Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King
  • Creed or Chaos? by Dorothy Sayers
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien manuscripts edited by J. D. Rateliff
  • The War of the Ring - Book 8 in the History of Middle Earth series by Christopher Tolkien and J R R Tolkien (reread)
  • Lessons for a Sunday Father by Claire Calman
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Jerusalem Bible
  • ***Finished Books***
  • The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
  • Deadly Contact by Lara Lacombe
  • Carry On, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  • The Floating Admiral by the Detection Club, including Christie, Sayers, Chesterton, etc.
  • Brief Lives, Sandman 8 by Neil Gaiman
  • Liza of Lambeth by Somerset Maugham
  • The Mapmaker's Daughter by Laurel Corona (I give up on finishing this; skimmed to the end)
  • Childe Harold by Lord Byron (listened to the parts of it set in Switzerland read aloud)
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon
  • My Dancing Bear by Helene de Klerk
  • The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  • The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
  • Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery
  • Tu Vas Naitre by Sylvia Kitzinger
  • Goodbye To All That by Robert Graves
  • secret beta read 2!
  • Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
  • The Caliph's Vacation by Goscinny (Iznogoud series; Canadian translation) (reread)
  • Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson
  • Le Tresor de Rackham le Rouge by Herge (Tintin series) (reread)
  • Le Secret de la Licorne by Herge (Tintin series) (reread)
  • L'Affaire Tournesol by Herge (Tintin series) (reread)
  • The Bum by Somerset Maugham (short story)
  • The Colour of Magic, Discworld 1 by Terry Pratchett
  • Fables and Reflections Sandman 6 by Neil Gaiman
  • Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party by Graham Greene
  • Once Upon an Heirloom by Kait Nolan (novella)
  • The No-Kids Club by Talli Roland
  • Snip, Snip Revenge by Medeia Sharif
  • Journey to an 800 Number by E. L. Konigsburg
  • various Neil Gaiman short stories on the An Evening With Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer album (reread (well, this time in audio))
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (reread; actually this was an older edition, published under the original title of Ten Little N******)
  • Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie (reread)
  • Never Saw It Coming by Linwood Barclay
  • How To Fall In Love by Cecelia Ahern
  • biographical note on Lord Peter Wimsey in reissue of Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers (on Gutenberg)
  • One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern
  • Notwithstanding by Louis de Bernieres
  • The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
  • Temptation by Sandy Loyd
  • The Incorrigible Mr. Lumley by Aileen Fish
  • Effie's Outlaw by Karen Lopp
  • Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
  • The Christmas Crossing by Bev Petterson (short story)
  • secret beta read!
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
  • Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie
  • Arranged by Catherine McKenzie
  • Emil In the Soup Tureen by Astrid Lindgren
  • Whales by Jacques Cousteau (excerpt essay from his book)
  • Tutankhamen's Tomb by Howard Carter (excerpt essay from his book)
  • Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson
  • Everything's Eventual by Stephen King
  • Go the F*^$ To Sleep (board book)
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss (reread) (brought to you by Neil Gaiman: http://www.worldbuilders.org/our-next-stretch-goal-unlocks-at/neil-gaiman-reads-green-eggs-and-ham)
  • The Sagan Diary by John Scalzi
  • mini Twitter stories by Talli Roland (available here: http://advice.uk.match.com/dating-advice/enjoy-valentine%E2%80%99s-day-and-get-mentallydating?utm_expid=55691082-15.2L0G0ictTcSJ4BI9Srh77A.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fadvice.uk.match.com%2Fdating-advice)
  • The Book of Jane by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada The Wonders of Winter
  • Beloved Demons by Anthony Martignetti
  • Hands-on Therapy by T L Watson
  • Let Me Make Myself Plain by Catherine Cookson
  • The Razor's Edge by Somerset Maugham
  • Mystery of the Fat Cat by Frank Bonham
  • Spin by Catherine Mckenzie
  • Virgins by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen (reread)
  • The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
  • The Ghost in the Window by Betty Ren Wright
  • The Progress of Love by Alice Munro
  • The Treason of Isengard - Book 7 in the History of Middle Earth series by Christopher Tolkien and J R R Tolkien (reread)
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling (reread)
  • Behind the Lines (poems) by A. A. Milne
  • the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling (reread)
  • Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother's Soul
  • see the 2013 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2014/01/toast-to-professor-books-read-in-2013.html
  • see the 2012 list and statistics here http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2012/12/the-hobbit-review-and-year-end-books.html
  • see the 2011 statistics on http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2012/01/books-read-in-2011-statistics-fourth.html
  • see the 2011 list at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2012/01/books-read-in-2011.html
  • see the 2010 list at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2010/12/books-read-in-2010-listed-here.html
  • see the 2009 list at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2009/12/books-read-in-2009-part-ii.html
  • also in 2009 at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2009/12/books-read-in-2009-part-iv.html
  • see the 2008 list at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2008/12/books-read-in-2008-part-ii.html
  • also in 2008 at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2008/12/books-read-in-2008-part-vi.html
  • also in 2008 at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2008/12/books-read-in-2008-part-iv.html