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

  • A Pocketful of Rye by Agatha Christie
  • ***Reading At Intervals***
  • Ox-Tales anthology
  • Istanbul Noir (Akashic Books anthology)
  • 12 Anne and Avonlea books by L. M. Montgomery (skimming/reread (this was free on Kindle!))
  • Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien manuscripts edited by J. D. Rateliff
  • Creed or Chaos? by Dorothy Sayers
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Jerusalem Bible
  • ***Finished Books***
  • The Mzungu Boy by Meja Mwangi
  • By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie (reread)
  • secret beta read!
  • How to Write about Africa by Binyavanga Wainaina (essay)
  • A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert Gertrude Bell (compiled by Georgina Howell)
  • Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K Jerome
  • Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie
  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • A River Town by Thomas Keneally
  • Free Fall by Monica Byrne (short story)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Heartburn by Nora Ephron
  • New Europe by Michael Palin
  • Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
  • The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie (possibly a reread)
  • Husli the Dwarf
  • Winter Birds
  • Walkabout by James Vance Marshall (reread)
  • Wish I Might by Kait Nolan (novella)
  • A Walk in the Countryside A B C (National Trust and Nosy Crow Books)
  • My First Touch and Trace 1 2 3
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Weep Not, Child by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
  • A Secret Vice by J. R. R. Tolkien (edited by Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins)
  • A Pocket For Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • The Narrow Corner by Somerset Maugham
  • Cakes and Ale by Somerset Maugham
  • Le gout d'Istanbul (anthology) (skimmed)
  • Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  • Blue Nowruz by Monica Byrne (short story)
  • Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
  • secret beta read!
  • The Road Home by Rose Tremain
  • The Mewlips by J. R. R. Tolkien (poem; reread)
  • Just for This Moment by Kait Nolan
  • To Err is Human -- To Float, Divine by Woody Allen (short story)
  • the collected works of Beatrix Potter (Folio Society edition, over 30 books)
  • 11 Doctors 11 Stories by various authors (including Neil Gaiman) (only half read)
  • At Home by Bill Bryson
  • Millions of Cats by W Gag
  • Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster
  • Discovering You by Brenda Novak
  • Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson
  • Report from the Interior by Paul Auster
  • Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame
  • Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
  • The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
  • They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie
  • The Creatures of Number 37 by John Watts
  • The Inklings by Humphrey Carpenter (reread)
  • A Mother's Confession by Amanda Palmer (lyrics and liner notes)
  • Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean
  • Guide to the Names in the Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, in A Tolkien Compass
  • Dirge Without Music by Edna St. Vincent Millay (poem)
  • For my Wife, Navid by Monica Byrne (short story)
  • An Evening in Tavrobel by J. R. R. Tolkien (poem; reread)
  • The Lonely Isle by J. R. R. Tolkien (poem; reread)
  • Bilbo's Last Song by J. R. R. Tolkien (poem)
  • Ancrene Riwle, preface, by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats by Percy Bysshe Shelley (poem)
  • Absence of Mind by Marilynne Robinson
  • The Peoples of Middle-earth - Book 12 in the History of Middle Earth series by Christopher Tolkien and J R R Tolkien (reread)
  • The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck by Beatrix Potter (reread)
  • The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter (reread)
  • The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter (reread)
  • The Young Magicians edited by Lin Carter (anthology; includes two poems by J. R. R. Tolkien and all of rumble rumble rumble rumble drum belaboured by C. S. Lewis, referred to in The Last Battle)
  • Black and White Ogre Country by Hilary Tolkien
  • The Devil's Coach Horses by J. R. R. Tolkien (essay)
  • Guido's Gondola by Renee Riva and Steve Bjorkman
  • Save Our Public Universities by Marilynne Robinson (essay in Harper's Magazine)
  • Edmund Campion by Evelyn Waugh
  • Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
  • Career by Yevtushenko (poem)
  • Human life in this century by Yevtushenko (poem)
  • Willow by Anna Akhmatova (poem)
  • Sonnet LXVI by Shakespeare
  • Sir Walter Raleigh to His Son (poem)
  • Fair Jenny by Robbie Burns (poem)
  • MacPherson's Farewell by Robbie Burns (poem)
  • World's End, the collected Sandman No. 8 by Neil Gaiman
  • O Wert Thou In The Cauld Blast by Robbie Burns (poem)
  • The War of the Jewels - Book 11 in the History of Middle Earth series by Christopher Tolkien and J R R Tolkien (reread)
  • The Rolling English Road by G. K. Chesterton (poem)
  • The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
  • A Tradition of Eighteen Hundred and Four by Thomas Hardy
  • The Hierophant by Lee-Ann Dalton (short story)
  • The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff
  • 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (reread)
  • Lonely Planet guide to Switzerland
  • Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
  • beta read!
  • Ode on Venice by Lord Byron (poem)
  • Little Miss Scatterbrain by Roger Hargreaves (reread)
  • Little Miss Lucky by Roger Hargreaves (reread)
  • Little Miss Trouble by Roger Hargreaves (reread)
  • Homage to Switzerland by Ernest Hemingway (short story; reread but I really don't remember it after 20 years)
  • The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier (reread)
  • Sing a Long Children's Songs
  • Emily's First Christmas
  • Up At the Villa by Somerset Maugham (novella)
  • Telling Stories by Tim Burgess
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Marble Collector by Cecilia Ahern
  • Sophie's Throughway by Jules Smith
  • Baby Animals (Little Golden Books)
  • The House That Jack Built (Little Golden Books)
  • Scuffy the Tugboat (Little Golden Books)
  • The Saggy Baggy Elephant (Little Golden Books)
  • Morgoth's Ring - Book 10 in the History of Middle Earth series by Christopher Tolkien and J R R Tolkien (reread)
  • A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Who's A Pest by Crosby Bonsall
  • Mine's the Best by Crosby Bonsall (reread)
  • The Case of the Hungry Stranger by Crosby Bonsall (reread)
  • extracts from the diary of John Evelyn (Volume 1 of 2)
  • extracts from Lord Byron's letters about Villa Diodati
  • Pippin the Christmas Pig by Jean Little
  • Ite Missa Est by Anthony Martignetti
  • The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis (reread)
  • The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis (reread)
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis (reread)
  • Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis (reread)
  • The Red Angel by G. K. Chesterton (essay)
  • Emily's Runaway Imagination by Beverly Cleary
  • The Boy Who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was by the Brothers Grimm
  • The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis (reread)
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (reread)
  • secret beta read!
  • Preludes by Wordsworth (extracts read aloud)
  • Little Miss Scatterbrain by Roger Hargreaves
  • Dance Me A Dream by Kait Nolan (ARC)
  • Once Upon A Coffee by Kait Nolan
  • England and Switzerland, 1802 by William Wordsworth (poem)
  • Once Upon A New Year's Eve by Kait Nolan
  • short story by Becky Morgan (http://forums.compuserve.com/discussions/Books_and_Writers_Community/Writers_Exercises/Becky_Morgans_December_X/ws-books/85291.1?nav=messages)
  • Blood In Blood Out by Brenda Novak (short story)
  • That Hell-Bound Train by Robert Bloch (short story)
  • Distraction by J. L. Campbell
  • Humble Bundle Peanuts collection (strips by Charles Schulz)
  • Peanuts Volumes I to VI (bought via Humble Bundle; very disappointing as it's mostly new strips -- how is that even allowed?!)
  • Sandals and Sangria by Talli Roland (short story)
  • Over the Hump by Talli Roland (short story)
  • issues of Journal of Inklings Studies and Amon Hen and Mallorn (Tolkien Society)
  • Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet by Matt Napier
  • Babar and his Family by Laurent de Brunhoff
  • Illusions Lost by Byron A. Maddox (short story)
  • ongoing rereads of most board books listed last year!
  • Lost My Name book for Emily (https://www.lostmy.name/)
  • Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne
  • When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne (reread)
  • Neil Gaiman comics on Sequential app
  • Moranology by Caitlin Moran
  • see the 2015 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ch/2015/12/annual-books-read-statistics.html
  • see the 2014 list and statistics at http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ch/2014/12/books-read-in-2014-review.html
  • 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