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Re: Books Read in 2011
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2011, 09:52:25 AM »
March
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

I just barely got this one in this month. It's not my fault. It's a big book!
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Re: Books Read in 2011
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2011, 12:34:03 AM »
2011

Arigatou Naoki Yamamoto, 1994 (reread)
Blue Kiriko Nananan, 1997
Disappearance Diary Hideo Azuma, 2005
When Movies Mattered Dave Kehr, 2011
A Clash of Kings George R.R. Martin, 1998
A Storm of Swords George R.R. Martin, 2000
A Feast for Crows George R.R. Martin, 2005
Learn to Play Go Vol. 1 Janice Kim + Jeong Soo-Hyun, 2010
Learn to Play Go Vol. 2 Janice Kim + Jeong Soo-Hyun, 2010
The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film Tom Mes & Jasper Sharp, 2004
Consider the Lobster David Foster Wallace, 2005
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Re: Books Read in 2011
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2011, 12:07:10 AM »
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Ebba Segerberg
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
One Day by Dave Nicholls
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
New York by Edward Rutherfurd
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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Re: Books Read in 2011
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2011, 01:06:45 PM »
I read 107 books last year (I joined a 100-book challenge on another forum - it was exhilarating, but I was unemployed at the time). I will certainly get nowhere near that at the moment, but if I can get to 50, that would be satisfactory for me.  :)

* - denotes a book I really, really enjoyed

January:
1. The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History by John Ortved
2. Which Lie Did I Tell? by William Goldman
*3. Columbine by Dave Cullen
4. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
5. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle
6. Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by Christopher Ryan

February:
7. A Mercy by Toni Morrison
8. Sidescrollers by Matthew Loux
9. A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld
10. The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
11. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

March:
*12. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
*13. Kindred by Octavia Butler
14. 100 Great Science-Fiction Short Short Stories edited by Isaac Asimov
15. Radio Golf by August Wilson

continuing:

16. Fences by August Wilson

April:
17. Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres
*18. Bossypants by Tina Fey
19. The God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza

May:
20. Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse
21. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

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Re: Books Read in 2011
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2011, 01:16:49 PM »
I delivered a goose egg in April. Overwhelmed with school stuff and magazines. I'm totally going to knock out the two books I've listed for May by the end of the month.

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Re: Books Read in 2011
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2011, 10:15:06 PM »
Well, I got lost somewhere at the start of 2011 tracking films I watched and never caught up.  But I think I can figure out the books since it will not be too many:

Like Clovis, reading about the financial meltdown was a big part of the year
The Big Short - Michael Lewis
House of Cards - William D Cohan
The Greatest Trade Ever - Gregory Zuckerman

non-finance stuff:
Sputkin Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
One Man's Justice - Akira Yoshimura
When You Are Engulfed in Flames - David Sedaris


In process:
Mao's Great Famine - Frank Dikotter
Man, God, Cilivization - John G Jackson
Boomerang - Michael Lewis

Coming up:
The Opium War 1840-1842 Peter Ward Fay
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Re: Books Read in 2011
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2012, 11:13:19 AM »
25.5 books. Not bad, not great. Wanna hit 40 this year.
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