Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Books Read in 2011

I've been remiss in posts. But these are the books I read this year, 25, which is way less than my goal. Butttt I read some REALLY good books this year -- Nabokov, Mitchell, McCann, Rosal, and Ondaatje especially!!!

1. Divasdero | Michael Ondaatje (very good) - 11.26.11
2. Blue Nights | Joan Didion (very good) - 11.11.11
3. The Year of Magical Thinking | Joan Didion (reread) - 11.07.11
4. This Side of Brightness | Colum McCann (great) - 10.30.11
5. Boneshepards | Patrick Rosal (amazing) - 10.16.11
6. Coming Through Slaughter | Michael Ondaatje (great) - 10.14.11
7. Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive | Patrick Rosal (amazing) - 10.07.11
8. American Gods | Neil Gaiman (good) - 08.15.11
9. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet | David Mitchell (very good) - 08.01.11
10. Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell (amazing) - 06.26.11
11. The Beauty of the Husband | Anne Carson (very good) - 05.23.11
12. The Madonnas of Echo Park | Brando Skyhorse (good) - 05.03.11
13. Archaic Smiles | A. E. Stallings (very good) - 05.02.11
14. Lighthead | Terrance Hayes (very good) - 04.27.11
15. My American Kundiman (great) | Patrick Rosal - 04.22.11
16. Kamby Bolongo Mean River (very good) | Robert Lopez - 04.21.11
17. Ignatz (good) | Monica Youn - 04.17.11
18. Jesus' Son (reread) | Denis Johnson - 03.27.11
19. Pale Fire (great) | Vladimir Nabokov - 03.25.11
20. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (amazing) | Michael Ondaatje - 03.05.11
21. Room (very good) | Emma Donoghue - 02.19.11
22. L.I.E. (very good) | David Hollander - 02.18.11
23. In the Skin of a Lion (great) | Michael Ondaatje - 01.26.11
24. The Hours (good) | Michael Cunningham - 01.17.10
25. Her Frightful Symmetry (okay) | Audrey Niffenegger - 01.03.11

2 drops:

whaddayameandoihaveroomfordessert said...

you read THIS SIDE OF BRIGHTNESS!! i didn't know that! i thought i was the only person in the world who had read it! now we can talk about it!

angelle said...

i'm steadily making my way through the entire mccann oeuvre. i heart him!!! and i didn't know you read that book either.

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