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 North Star is Nearer by Evelyn Eaton
  • The Christie Notebooks by John Curran
  • ***Reading At Intervals***
  • So Anyway... by John Cleese
  • First and Second Things by C. S. Lewis
  • Journal of Inklings Studies
  • What to Expect in Baby's First Year
  • Baby's First Year for Dummies
  • Beowulf and Sellic Spell by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
  • The War of the Ring - Book 8 in the History of Middle Earth series by Christopher Tolkien and J R R Tolkien (reread)
  • 11 Doctors 11 Stories by various authors (including Neil Gaiman)
  • Creed or Chaos? by Dorothy Sayers
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien manuscripts edited by J. D. Rateliff
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Jerusalem Bible
  • ***Finished Books***
  • Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King (loved My Pretty Pony)
  • Every Month Was May by Evelyn Eaton
  • Occasional Soulmates by Kevin Brennan
  • secret beta!
  • Smoke by Catherine McKenzie
  • In Two Aeroplanes Over the Sea by Amanda Palmer (poem)
  • Jim at the Corner by Eleanor Farjeon
  • Finding Fraser by kc dyer
  • Mother Tongue -- The Story of the English Language by Bill Bryson
  • The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan
  • The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
  • Absent in the Spring by Mary Westmacott (Agatha Christie)
  • Come, Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie
  • The Lord Fish by Walter de la Mare
  • The Going To Bed Book by S Boynton
  • The Nursery Rhyme Book by Andrew Lang
  • In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
  • Subterranean Scalzi Super featuring To Sue the World (an original, very short Redshirts story available nowhere else) Muse of Fire Mallet of Loving Correction Lock In, Lost Chapters (available nowhere else) How I Proposed To My Wife: An Alien Sex Story An Election Judge Sn Goes Golfing Questions for a Soldier The Sagan Diary The Tale of the Wicked The God Engines You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop by John Scalzi
  • Emily Goes to Market by William Mayne
  • Many Moons by James Thurber, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (reread)
  • Colours Are Nice (Little Golden Book)
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume
  • The Wars by Timothy Findley (reread)
  • The Captive Diary of Catherine Logan by Mary Pope Osborne (Dear America)
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (reread)
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (reread)
  • The Poky Puppy (Little Golden Book) (abridged)
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf (reread)
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  • secret beta read 2
  • Pre-Fix: A Ciel Halligan Short Story by Linda Grimes
  • Hidden by Catherine Mackenzie
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton
  • But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton
  • Oh, Whistle, And I'll Come To You, My Lad by M. R. James (short story) (1904)
  • Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman (reread)
  • My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl
  • Usborne board books
  • Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  • Lila by Marilynne Robinson (so lovely)
  • Flowers for Mrs Harris by Paul Gallico
  • secret beta read!
  • The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
  • HELP! Food Allergies Coming To Dinner by Kait Nolan
  • This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
  • The Owl Service by Alan Garner
  • Two Caravans by Monica Lewycka
  • Aunt Sass by P. L. Travers
  • An Imperial Affliction by Peter Van Houten (actually a few pages of the story, written by John Green for the film of his novel The Fault In Our Stars)
  • January Brings the Snow by Sara Coleridge (poem)
  • Kissing song by Neil Gaiman (poem)
  • The Mother by Nettie Palmer (poem)
  • William Tell Told Again by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Her Ladyship's Companion by Joanna Bourne
  • The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
  • How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
  • Mes P'tits Contes, legends of Swiss cantons
  • 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