Monthly Archives: January 2012

(Most Of The*) Books I Read in 2011

I like to keep a list of all the books I read in a year. Honestly, this year was my worst in terms of quantity since I started keeping these lists three years ago. My bad. I’ll do better this year. Promise. I think my problem was I read lots off half books. Like, I’d start… And then not finish. Poor form.

Also, (and this explains the asterisk in the title) I kept the list in my diary this year, and, as you may have seen in my 50 Things post, I lost my diary in April. So I remembered most of the ones I’d read in the earlier months, but I think I forgot two or three.

So here we go. Italics mean I’ve read it before. Bold means twice this year.

1. “1984” – George Orwell
2. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” – JK Rowling
3. “Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers” – JRR Tolkien (began in 2010)
4. “Princess Diaries” – Meg Cabot
5. “Princess Diaries: Take Two” – Meg Cabot
6. “Princess Diaries: Third Time Lucky” – Meg Cabot
7. “Finnikin of the Rock” – Melina Marchetta
8. “The Song of an Innocent Bystander” – Ian Bone

9. “No and Me” – Delphine de Vigan
10. “Princess Diaries: Mia Goes Fourth” – Meg Cabot
11. “Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business. Revised and Updated” – Erik Qualman
12. “The Messenger” – Markus Zusak
13. “The Book Thief” – Markus Zusak
14. “The Last Little Blue Envelope” – Maureen Johnson
15. “The Assassination of Marilyn Monroe” – Donald H. Wolfe
16. “Let It Snow” – John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
17. “Looking For Alaska” – John Green
18. “An Abundance of Katherines” – John Green
19. “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” JK Rowling
20. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” JK Rowling
21. “Paper Towns” – John Green

22. “The Picture of Dorian Grey” – Oscar Wilde
23. “The Virgin Suicides” – Jeffrey Eugenides
24. “In Cold Blood” – Truman Capote
25. “Devilish” – Maureen Johnson
26. “Harry, a History” – Melissa Anelli
27. “The Name of the Star” – Maureen Johnson
28. “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” – John Green and David Levithan
29. “Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Famous and Obscure Writers” – famous and obscure writers, I guess.
30. “Book of Longing” – Leonard Cohen
31. “Don’t Stop Now” – Julie Halpern
32. “Bye, Beautiful” – Julia Lawrinson
33. “Froi of the Exiles” – Melina Marchetta
34. “Girl Saves Boy” – Steph Bowe
35. “Diving In” – Kate Cann
36. “In the Deep End” – Kate Cann
37. “Sink or Swim” – Kate Cann
38. “The Half Life of Planets” – Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
39. “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares” – Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
40. “Let It Snow” – John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle